11 night southern cruise.
Up at 3 and drove to Michigan City at 4 caught the bus at 530. Flight left O hare at 0840 . Arrived San Juan and stayed at Sheraton Old San Juan I had gotten hotel on price line. We walked and ask locals where to eat I had yucca potatoes and chicken. Jim had shirt steak with deep fried sweet plantains. Delicious
Up early and walked Old San Juan. Went to another local restaurant Mallorca for pastries and coffee. We then walked around fort. . Took taxi and arrived at port at noon and started boarding 1240 and was on ship in 10 minutes
We had a very active cruise critic and met on deck Michele had name tags for us all.We would do some excursions with people from cruise critic.
We went to Martini tasting with Michele and Doug from Wisconsin
Showered and went to dance t o De Risso quartet in Rendez vous lounge. Ate at 0845 in Metropolitan
Tuesday Oct 27th
St Croix Left dock and rented a car from Olympic $42 total.
Drove on left went to Cane beach and stopped where Columbus landed.
Ate at Cheeseburger in paradise outside of Christansted> Jimhad first lime in coconut drink. We drove throught rainforrest. Stopped at a place where a pig is suppose to drink beer.
Went to Martini bar and had banana split drink. Supper was rack of lamb and Jim had sea bass.
Wed Oct 28th St Kitts,
Up at 0630 had granola parfait, Jim had blueberry smoothie.
Went into town qnd had no plans so took and island tour for$25 a person with Terrence. Took trip with 4 from slavikia went through rain forrest botanical gardens,spot where Caribbean meets Atlantic, black rocks and ended at Frigate baywent to beach for a hour and had local beer. tour was 1030-330,
Picked up at dock and wen to office of Ken to pay $50 a person
Michele and Doug
Jolinda and Clint
Judy and Barry
Cindy and Jim
We traveled by van. Elvis was our guide and very aware of plant life. Went to Middleham falls was suppose to take 45 min and took us a hour and half. Judy who was a hiker had problems so we took it slow.
Had breakfast on balcony
Met group from cruise critic outside of customs. Spencer a X cop for island tour. He had pop, beer, water and rum punch in large van.
We took a water taxi to jealous beach and swam between pitons and had lunch up on mountain
Had slaw with hot dressing, rice lentils chicken hot potato and barbecue sauce all very good. Tour started at 0830 and we got back at 330.
We went to gym and did treadmill before sunset. Went to martini bar and favorite bartender Putu.
Saturday Oct 31
Ate in dining room left ship at 0945 and planned to walk to bus station too far ended up going to Accra beach got there 1015 -1230 15 dollars each way. Able to walk beautiful boardwalk. Quiet sandy beach loved it.
Came back had hot stone massage for port special 105 for 55 min. Watched sail away and had ice wine and cheese and crackers and listened to
guitar music above us on deck by Anton Marlokov
Sunday Nov 1 Grenada
Ate breakfast in dining room. Outside at 0830 to meet Mando at the tourist center, Mando is the man in white.
We took the full day tor for $80 each. We saw Halifax bay Brizan bay Concord falls, Dougaldston spice estate, Lake Antoine, Levera national park, Grenville, Grand Etang.
Had sit down dinner. Split pea soup, bread, salad with avocado, tomatoes and olives, rice, mixed vegetables, barbecue chicken, blackened maui Maui, fried plantains and strawberry ice cream.
Dougaldston spice estate
Last stop Annadale water fall
Tuesday Nov 2 Curacao
Wed Nov 4th Aruba
Took local bus #10 at 0930 to Palm beach. Got rooked into time share and got free chairs for beach. Stayed till 1230 and took bus backl 230 a piece round trip
To night was formal night
went to Martini bar and danced
Thursday sea day
Friday Depart San Juan
Segway tour located at cruise ship pier 2 what a great way to spend time before late day flight
The owner of Segway sent us to his brothers restaurant by taxi very hard to find but we was treated like locals even though only tourist in place. one of my favorite meals.