In 1988 the Johnston Bogle family began a two-year cruise aboard their 36 foot sailboat, Lethe. They left Portland Maine, headed south down the East Coast of the United States and through the Caribbean with two daughters ages nine and two. In the Virgin Islands Billie tried to blame the water for her morning sickness but it quickly became clear that a third Bogle was on the way. While continuing to travel south they checked out hospitals and birthing facilities and on November 11, 1989 Cruise was born on the island of Bonaire, just off the coast of Venezuela. In the womb he was jokingly called Cruise or Cruiser and upon his arrival there was no better name.