Today was a very nice day to visit St. Maarten…. Despite being New Year’s Day the town opened up for the cruise ships in port. I heard that up to 3 days ago the town was going to be basically closed but the decision was made to open up despite the holiday…. Very nice! We just spent the day walking around Philipsburg, shopping, having lunch and snapping a few photos. Then, as usual, we finished the day pool side. Tomorrow is our last of 8 consecutive port days….. We will visit Tortola, BVI. Should be a nice visit.