Day Two - St. Maarten
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On day two, we awoke to rain! For some, this may be a bummer, but we are always looking for the positive. The ship's program - Walk a Mile - was rained out, but we modified it to include steps and decks - walk completely around one deck, then climb the steps to the next deck, and so on and so on for 5 decks. Probably more than a mile, but we each earned those coveted "ship shape" dollars. A leisurely breakfast in the Windjammer Cafe, a quick water aerobics class which was more of a comedy act than exercise, and a short soak in the hot tub followed. We met our group at lunch to make plans for the day in St. Maarten.
Due to the docking time (3:00 pm), we had to choose between shopping or exploring the island as our stay was limited on time.
Most of the stores closed between 5 and 6 pm which left little time to do much else due to darkness. My husband and I took time to leisurely stroll back on board just in time to make our 6:15 dining room arrangements. Again, it is so much fun listening to our tablemates excursions. The beauty of a cruise is that everyone in the group can choose to do their own thing or stay together for nightly activities.