After three glorious days at sea, we arrived in Reunion Island.
The flag of Reunion Island...look at that! It's the flag of France!
Reunion Island is one of the overseas departments of France and has the same status as the mainland. French is the official language, although Creole is commonly spoken by a majority of the population. Reunion Island is about 63 km long and about 45 km wide. It has much in common with Hawaii as both islands sit above hotspots in the earth’s crust.
We tried to book a private tour of the island without any luck, so we went off on a Princess tour to see the volcanoes. The Piton de la Fournaise is an active volcano that most recently erupted in October. I am hoping to see some lava!
The pilot zoomed out to meet us and got on board.
The washroom line-up...