I’m writing this review as part two covering the last 10 days of a 21 day back to back sailing so I can detail the second cabin and Eastern Caribbean ports. For a more detailed overall review of our sailing please first see my part one as this will be a shorter review covering only things specific to this sailing.
As back to back passengers we were able to be some of the first allowed back on the ship, Yacht Club and special assistance passengers were gathering as we were queued to re board just ahead of them. As Aurea passengers we were entitled to two massages which is the first thing we went to schedule once on board. We then slipped by our cabin, met our steward and were able to drop off our carry on bags before heading to lunch. Aurea guests are allowed to eat in the lower Black Crab restaurant for embarkation day lunch, don’t miss this as it is one of the best lunches you will get on the ship, including special items available only that day.
After our wonderful meal service on our previous leg I decided I wanted to give up our My Choice dining, where we could have a two top table (albeit tightly spaced), and asked if we could get an eight top group table for people from our Cruise Critic Roll Call. Arthur, our head waiter, was able to get one assigned and again we had good service with great company for all our MRD meals. I want thank the Divina dining staff for being so accommodating with our multiple special requests.
Having ported here before we decided to just walk around town, learned there is not a lot to do in town. There are many beaches that are worth the taxi or ferry ride.
We walked over to Great Bay beach, found a bar and talked with passengers from the new HA Nieuw Statendam. Corona bottles were only $2 at several nice bars.
Our second visit to Beach Limers (Limerz), a short taxi ride from the pier to Fort James beach. I strongly recommend reservations ahead of time as it can be popular and getting there early as it is a small venue and prime spots can go quickly. In the end the $60pp all inclusive would be the best deal if you plan on drinks and food. The remains of Fort James are next door, on the cove side are good hunting grounds for sea glass.