This was a four day cruise on the Nordic Empress (now Empress of the Seas) from San Juan.  
We visited St. Croix, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.  
The cruise began December 30, 1996 and ended January 3, 1997
Left - Entering the dock in Frederiksted, St. Croix.  Sun was beginning to rise.  Right - Bernissa as she got off the
Nordic Empress (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line).
Left - Posing in the trunk of a tree at the St. George's Botanical Garden, St. Croix.  Ma, Maria, Bernissa and Jorge.  
Right - Ma, Bernissa and moi.
A panoramic view of the Greathouse at St. George's Botanical Garden, St. Croix.
Left - A view of Philipsburg, St. Maarten from the ship.  Right - Postcard showing aerial view.  
Postcard photo by Werner Bertsch.
08/15/06, 05/12/20
Nordic Empress
Left - Postcard of the Nordic Empress.  Small ship but very luxurious.  Right - Are we having fun or what?  Ma, Bernissa
(hardly visible), Maria, and Lee.
The ship docked in St. Thomas but we took a tour of St. John.  This is a panoramic view of Caneel Bay.
Don't I look scared?