We did an excursion to an aloe farm and the Curacao distillery. Both were very good. Of course there was the required stop at a Carribean fort. When you are on a tour in Europe they say an ABC (Another Bloody Church) there are just so many. I am going to start saying ABF, Another bloody fort.
We also spent the afternoon wandering around Willemstad, a very nice old town. Also a world heritage site.
Today was a visit to an island we have long wanted to see. Grenada “The Spice Island” and it did not disappoint.
It was an early excursion and we had to be on the pier by 7:20, at least we got a nice sunrise
We then got into our mini bus for the day with Quinton guide and Foxy our red head driver. I would not want Foxy’s job, he managed to get that bus up hills, around hairpin corners, up hills that would make San Franciscans shy and squeezing by head on traffic at speed. He was an amazing driver.
We started by driving through the capital city of St. Georges, a very compact and busy city.
Today we had our first excursion, a tour of the capital city Roseau and a trip up into the mountains to see the twin Trafalgar falls.
We woke up up to a beautiful rainbow that was also an omen of the wet day to come. Some of the pictures are through a wet window as we drove to the falls. We got on the tour and drove up to a view point. The picture below is NOT our vehicle.
Formal night was really fun, we met a couple, Dana and Russ that were a blast to talk to. Susan had duck l’orange and I had lamb. A very nice dinner.
Today we decided to walk into the capital city of Charlotte Amalie. From the port are there is a very nice path along the harbor, about 5 miles there and back. We saw an iguana, a turtle and a sting ray while we walked. The yachts were amazing.
We decided to stay on the ship today, too many people doing the 10 to 15 minute tender ride over rough waves for us today, We figured the northerners needed the beach more than us, after all, we are from Florida.
The night before the cruise we received an email saying the ship was being delaying into port and not to get to the port earlier than 1:00PM. Susan was happy as she would get to sleep in.
The later than planned, drive down to Fort Lauderdale was uneventful, dropped off our bags with the super nice porter Big Mike, parked and walked up to the terminal.
There was a fair line waiting to get in and people were still getting off the ship, but it really kept moving and was not too bad.
The Princess Medallion ship check in is super easy. After security you simply walkup, scan your medallion, have your passport/Vaccination/Covid test checked and you are done. Walked straight onto the ship by about 1:45.