Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Cruise
Columbia, Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba
March 10th – 17th, 2013

March 12th

Day at Sea

Our day at sea … leisurely breakfast, then a get together with the other English speaking guests on the ship – don’t forget that this cruise is mainly Spanish guests but as the years have gone by, they are finding that more and more English speaking people are taking this cruise, coming in from North America. They are many expats living in Panama and Panama is close to a lot of other countries … this makes it very easy to get to the Colon Port to take this cruise from Tocumen Airport.

Then a nap and lunch in our room … it was a nice treat to have it in the quietness of our room today…beef carpaccio and Calamari salad followed by a Turkish style chicken wrap and royal beef burger. Some catch up work and rest….

Tonight it is formal night… dressed up and ready to eat! As we sat at our table for two I couldn’t be more surprised to see how many people were dressed up and yet quite a few were in casual attire. It was a special evening and it always amazes me that people cannot find something to wear that is dressy. They know we have two formal evenings and yet you see blue jeans….something gets lost in the translation perhaps.

Our meals were delicious, starters were lobster bisque soup and oxtail broth, followed by shrimp ravioli with a lovely shrimp sauce over the top of the ravioli that sat on a bed of spinach for me. Tom has filet of beef that was so tender you could cut it with a fork and for desert I have a chocolate soufflé with sauce and Tom had a refreshing fresh berry and cream pudding. We then left to walk back to the Centrum, or the central area of the ship where the Captain was greeting everyone for the Welcome reception. A glass of champagne for everyone and much music and dancing and then off to our room to get ready for tomorrow as I was off to see some of Bonaire and Tom would be scuba diving today, in what we hear is some of the most beautiful waters in the world for that.




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