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SoCalTraveler's Port Reviews of San Juan, St. Maarten, Tenerife, Seville (Cadiz), Gibraltar, Palma de Mallorca
Serenade of the Seas cruise in April 2012
Member Name: SoCalTraveler
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Transatlantic
Member Review: SoCalTraveler's Serenade of the Seas Review
San Juan
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Go see El Morro, and walk up the hill that Teddy Roosevelt rode up. Go to Barrachina's and have a pina colada. If you have time, do not miss the rain forest. Stay in a hotel on the beach. Best restaurant in town, Marmalade, is fantastic, and the owners come to chat with you. $75 per person and worth every cent.

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St. Maarten
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
If you have missed Diamonds International or Little Switzerland in other Caribbean ports, this is your chance. Actually, there is nothing worth buying that you can't get from a reputable source on the net. Easy walk to and from the ship.
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Tenerife
Canadas del Teide Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Nice tour halfway up Mt. Teide. Interesting rock formations; you are above the tree line and there is not much vegetation at the highest point the tour takes you.

Not much to do in town; many of the same as in Caribbean ports.


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Seville (Cadiz)
Alcazar Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Huge palace, extensive grounds, Arab style built by Arabs for Catholics.


Cadiz Walking Tour Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Cadiz is interesting to walk around. Not too much to do or see. Look out over the Atlantic.


Cathedral of Seville Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Incredible huge cathedral built over centiries incorporating various buildings.


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Gibraltar
Great Siege Tunnels Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Interesting fortifications. You do not need to go to the end.


Rock of Gibraltar Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Do not miss this. Take a private tour or use a cab as they can get higher. The apes will jump on you and your car. You can see Africa. Did I mention the apes?


St. Michael's Cave Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Natural cave in the Rock. Easy to walk.


World War II Tunnels Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Interesting to see defenses.


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Palma de Mallorca
Valldemossa Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Valdemossa is a very interesting little town. Everyone has flowers around the entrance to their house.


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Barcelona
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Endless things to do. Don't miss Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi houses and parks. Walk La Rambla from one end to the other.

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