Had a pleasant time in ST Maarten, but after the close, hustling crowds on the narrow streets on the Dutch side, I went to the much more scenic French side and had a superb meal in a cafe. Our next stop was San Juan, and I loved the charm of the Old Town and the historic forts along the harbor. Parts reminded me of Ibiza, and Spain's mainland. People were extremely friendly and the coastline was wonderful. Hurricane Tomas was in the vicinity, so seas were getting rougher, and winds were picking up. I would definitely return to San Juan for a vacation. By the time we boarded the ship, it was announced that Tomas was about to strike Haiti that night, so we were redirected to Nassau, Bahamas, which was fine with many cruisers. I was actually looking forward to Labadee! Nassau was charming, but the winds were chilly, and strong, and due to the impact of the hurricane, there was almost no opportunity to visit beaches on this cruise. SO, i got a bit of sun on the ship.