Back on the 12th, while ported in St. Lucia, the ship we were schedule to board for our World Cruise had an on-board fire and explosion in its engine room. As a result of the incident, the ship has to be towed to Puerto Rico and placed in dry dock to facilitate the required repairs. At this point, the cruise company has cancelled the first nine (9) weeks of the cruise with plans to pick up the original itinerary beginning March 23 in Singapore. Undaunted, we have patched together nine weeks of fun in the sun, highlighted by a passage around South America. So much for Rosetta Stone French and welcome Rosetta Stone Spanish.