January 15, 2022
Welcome to the next edition of our Caribbean Islands Adventure.
Our daily routine aboard ship – wake up in the morning in a new port, eat three delicious meals, take a shore excursion, take a dip in one of the pools or relax in one of the many lounge areas, enjoy cocktail hour in the Explorer’s Lounge in the bow of the ship just a few steps from our stateroom, watch the ship sail out of the harbor, watch the sunset, sleep while the ship is cruising to our next port.
St. Kitts is one of the two islands that make up the country of St. Kitts and Nevis. Our shore excursion of the day was a ride on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway.
Our tour began with a 12 mile bus ride through the capital and into the countryside before boarding the train. Our bus driver told us some history of the island and pointed out places of interest. The island’s number one industry used to be sugar cane. Today it is tourism.
The narrow gauge railway makes an 18 mile journey around St. Kitts. As we rode along in the open air second deck our guide pointed out interesting sights and we learned a little more about the island. The train passed through former sugar cane fields where the sugar cane still grows wild. In the villages, school children waved as we went by. The ride was bumpy with lots of turns and gorgeous views.
Two young dancers played music and danced as we rode along.
Back on board our ship, we were treated to another beautiful sunset. The crab cake appetizer at dinner was one of my favorite dishes of the entire trip.
Where will we go next? Stay tuned.