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

March 16th

Day at Sea

Our day at sea on our way back to Colon. Cloudy and warm. Breakfast in Chops was Eggs Benedict and delicious. Lunch was at Izumi and ever so tasty too. Edamame beans followed by Miso good and then I had one roll only – filled with salmon, cream cheese and deep fried to make it crispy and served with a champagne sauce over it. Tom had a spicy crunchy shrimp roll and a spicy tuna roll. He said they were both very very good. We had finished this and were saying how perfect it was and just enough when the waiter brought us another roll to try, compliments of the chef. Yikes, ate what we could of this and that was it! Of course no desert again.
The best thing you can do while on this cruise or any that have the three specialty restaurants is to take the 3 dinner package at these restaurants…the best 55.00 you can spend and it gives you such variety with menu choices while at these restaurants. We ended up eating at Izumi again for lunch and will end our cruise with dinner again tonight at Giovanni’s – I can taste that balsamic vinegar!

Tom is lazing on the chaise lounge on the balcony, kindle in hand and a glass of red wine and dark chocolate beside him…life is good and soon day will become night and we will be spending our last relaxing meal at sea.

For those who like the variety of things to do on a cruise, there is plenty for sure but for those of us who just like to do as we feel, relax as we want and savour the quiet time just listening to the ocean waves a cruise is all about choice….and there is plenty of that each and every day.

March 17th

Colon Port, Republic of Panama to Panama City

The ship pulled up to the dock at around 6 a.m. and was set to release passengers around 7 a.m. We had put our luggage out the night before by 11 p.m. and noticed that it was the first bin out this morning. We went for breakfast in the Windjammer and afterwards just sat in our beautiful suite waiting until around 8:30 a.m. when we left to head to customs and immigration then outside to wait for our car…2 hours later we would be home…having booked two more cruises!




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