Hey guys, Got home last night after a great week. My wife and I, and a couple (great friends)we camp with, left our 5th wheels at home and took a 7 day cruise.Took the Carnival Victory out of Miami. Went to San Jaun, St. Thomas and St. Marteen. Weather was in the mid 80's, only rained on the ship one night and fun was had by all of us. Had a little more than the average cruise though. First night out another passenger had a life threatening event. (They would not say what.) We were 3 hours out of Miami and had to turn around for 45 minutes and meet a Coast Guard helicopter. About 10:45 at night they came in, hovered over the deck and took the sick person and her husbandup in baskets and took them to Miami to the hospital. They did announceshe will make a full recovery. We could not take pictures as the flashes could distract the pilot, but I was able to watch. Something you see on TV and never figure you will see in real life. Those guys REALLYknow what they are doing. That put is in San Jaun late and cut the visit very short. Wemake up some time, but not all of it. We were only there about 5 hours and it was after dark. The next day we sailed into St. Thomas and were denied entrance to the harbor. Somehow the harbor master had "overbooked". We had to anchor in the bay and be tendered in by6 boats carrying 120 people at a time. Just imagine how long it takes to move about 3,000 people off a boat at that rate. I did get to shore in time to Para-sail! BoyI would do that again in a second. Wife also got there in time to shop...... St. Marteen was great and everything went smoothly, butthe fun was not over. We had2 daysat seareturning to Miami. During the day they would be sailing slowly, but at night they wouldturn itup. This ship, that is almost 900 feet long, can do 21 knots.Friday night, the crew had a party after we all went to bed. At 2:45 in the morning a crew memberfell overboard. It took 3 miles to slow the ship down and turn around. With GPS they went back to where the man fell in. They dropped a life boat and in about an hour of searching, found him still alive. He was in bad shape, but they stabilized him on ship and took him to the hospital when we arrived in Miami. He will be OK also. This got longer than I thought it would, sorry. We had a couple of mishaps, butwill do it again someday,after I get this one paid off!!