We flew into San Juan two days earlier to get into vacation mode. This was our third cruise out of San Juan. We stayed at the Howard Johnson in Old San Juan. Great location, not such a great hotel as it is old and not what we were expecting. However the staff and the experience was wonderful. Sat at the little bar in the front of the hotel and had a blast with other patrons. They cleaned up Old San Juan and the people are helpful and friendly.
We embarked at the port at 1:30pm and it was jammed! So much confusion and long,long lines....in the heat! You had to hand in your baggage in one line and then go back to the end of another long line! This process took almost 1 hour! Inside the port, things went smoothly and we were on the ship within 20 minutes.
The ship was very clean and the staff was exceptional!!!
We had a Junior Suite and just completely enjoyed every minute on our balcony.
The food in the Windjammer was always good and plentiful. I thought the food in the main dining room was very good overall but smaller portions than I remember. But you could always order more if you wanted. Our table waiters and head waiter was wonderful.
This is the best itinerary we have ever had. 1 day at sea, 2 days at shore, 1 day on sea, 2 more days at shore and disembark. PERFECT!
Complaint? Kids. Lots of them! Spring break. Our fault. We didn't look at the calendar when we booked. Hey listen, I have children, but there is a place and time to act up. It just seemed like the children were everywhere. Another thing, Crown and Anchor. What do I have to do for a little something?
All in all, RCL delivers. We loved the reggae band at the pool that set the mood. I miss the steel drums however.
ANNA BANANA! Do you think it would be the same without you! Third time cruising with you, first time as cruise director! LOVE YOU!
This is what cruising is all about. The people and the product they offer.