The Kersten family’s grand plan was to explore the Caribbean over the holidays. Corinna and the Kersten children, Nick, 12, and Lauren, 10, joined Philip in mid December, and they sailed overnight to Dominica. From there they went to Martinique, then back north to Guadeloupe and, finally, to Antigua.
One of the biggest issues to solve, says Corinna, was how to carry on with the family’s traditional German Christmas Eve festivities. With no chimney, Santa had no choice but to make his entrance down through a dorade vent.