Grabbing a good deal with an ocean view on the Norweigan Dawn ship of the Norwegian Cruise Lines, Joel plans to visit 9 different islands. The trip was a freestyle cruise, which meant Joel could eat whenever he wished and visit any place he liked on the islands. First stop for Joel is the town of Samana, Dominican Republic, and the private island of Cayo Levantado, where he touches the world-famous, unspoiled beach. Next, swimming in the Baths National Park on Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, Joel relaxes in a natural environment surrounded by monumental rocks. In Antigua, Joel visits one of the 365 beaches. You could visit a different one daily for a year. After a lunch of fresh, just-caught conch, he gets a great massage, and chats with deaf people selling trinkets. Visiting Barbados next, Joel stops in a sugarcane field, one of the island’s main exports, sees bananas growing, and glimpses the island’s famous green monkeys. On the island of St. Kitts, Joel meets with three deaf tour guides from the Caribbean Deaf Children Foundation who showed him around the island. On Nevis, Joel meets a deaf person who makes crafts, as well as visits a school for the deaf and the famous Brimstone Hill Fortress. The trip was cut short by a detour due to engine failure near Puerto Rico, so Joel visited five islands in all.