A small group of EUC members joined a larger group travelling to the Caribbean for a 17 day holiday. The weather in the Caribbean was great as we visited Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and St Kitts before sailing on to the Azores and then back to Southampton. Our ship, the Fred Olsen Braemar, was very friendly and we really enjoyed the holiday despite the time at sea. Our return to Southampton was marked by a massive drop in temperature due to the return of the ‘Beast from the East’. We shivered for 10 minutes as we walked ashore.