676 Grenada Cruise Reviews

have a look round the old town.There are rum distilleries and markets selling spices.After all it is known as the spice island
have a look round the old town.There are rum distilleries and markets selling spices.After all it is known as the spice island Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Good shopping at the port. Island is lush, roads are narrow and steep. Nutmeg facility and plantation was very informative. Tour Guide and bus driver did a wonderful job, especially getting us up to the waterfall.
Good shopping at the port. Island is lush, roads are narrow and steep. Nutmeg facility and plantation was very informative. Tour Guide and bus driver did a wonderful job, especially getting us up to the waterfall. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Seven Sisters Falls Hike We were disappointed in our guide but the hike was really nice. I can't imagine doing this one if it had been wet. It is pretty steep and would be extremely muddy if it had rained in the last few days. A ... Read More
Seven Sisters Falls Hike We were disappointed in our guide but the hike was really nice. I can't imagine doing this one if it had been wet. It is pretty steep and would be extremely muddy if it had rained in the last few days. A couple had a hard time finishing it and I don't think they would have managed it if it was muddy. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Take a $25.00 taxi to magazine beach and relax. Just be sure to arrange for the taxi to return to pick you up (it is another $25.00 to return to the pier) the taxi driver wants your business so trust me they return to pick you up.
Take a $25.00 taxi to magazine beach and relax. Just be sure to arrange for the taxi to return to pick you up (it is another $25.00 to return to the pier) the taxi driver wants your business so trust me they return to pick you up. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
We took a tour in town $20,our driver took us up to a view point where we could see back down the valley to the town and ship in the distance,we then traveled up to Grand Etang park and saw the crater pool,then on to Anandale falls very ... Read More
We took a tour in town $20,our driver took us up to a view point where we could see back down the valley to the town and ship in the distance,we then traveled up to Grand Etang park and saw the crater pool,then on to Anandale falls very pretty area you can see some crazy locals jumping off the cliffs for you for a dollar,on our way back down we went to fort Frederick view point to see our ship.Our driver then offered to drop us at Grand Anse Beach Where we spent a few hours.We then took a water taxi back to the ship $4each Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
A lively and vibrant community with plenty to see and do around St.George. However it being hilly some people might find difficulty with walking if exploring the town away from the waterfront.
A lively and vibrant community with plenty to see and do around St.George. However it being hilly some people might find difficulty with walking if exploring the town away from the waterfront. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Fantastic tour to seven sisters and a local beach. Very strenuous hike JandJ tours was amazing Stan and Chris offer great value, fun day, and ensure your safety. These guys get it!
Fantastic tour to seven sisters and a local beach. Very strenuous hike JandJ tours was amazing Stan and Chris offer great value, fun day, and ensure your safety. These guys get it! Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Booked a private tour to Alhambra: see the pictures: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775054 - our tour operator (couple) was just wonderful. Would do it again.
Booked a private tour to Alhambra: see the pictures: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775054 - our tour operator (couple) was just wonderful. Would do it again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Three of us shared a private taxi and Felix not only spoke good English but shared his obvious love of the island. He made numerous stops to point out places, plants and animals of interest and arranged a private tour of the spice factory ... Read More
Three of us shared a private taxi and Felix not only spoke good English but shared his obvious love of the island. He made numerous stops to point out places, plants and animals of interest and arranged a private tour of the spice factory (rather than in a group of 40). The Grand Etang was the highlight, offering views of the crater lake on one side and the Atlantic from the other. Fort George gives a view of the island's features from the Caribbean, St Georges, beaches, yachting harbour, lush vegetation and the Atlantic. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Seven Sisters Falls ... booked a ride with a privateer in a van. VERY STEEP and MUDDY terrain to get in there. Hike is quite a grunt. The falls itself is worth the effort. Wonderful refreshing dip. Grand Anse Beach was a nice ... Read More
Seven Sisters Falls ... booked a ride with a privateer in a van. VERY STEEP and MUDDY terrain to get in there. Hike is quite a grunt. The falls itself is worth the effort. Wonderful refreshing dip. Grand Anse Beach was a nice splash at the end of our jaunt. Beware the rip-off open air "food court". Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
As my DH was in basic training (and thus unable to go) when the US invaded Grenada, this was the port he was most interested in seeing. We booked this excursion with Stan Grainger Tours. Our tour guide for the day was "Nick" or ... Read More
As my DH was in basic training (and thus unable to go) when the US invaded Grenada, this was the port he was most interested in seeing. We booked this excursion with Stan Grainger Tours. Our tour guide for the day was "Nick" or at least that was his "nickname." This tour included a stop at a house (I don't remember the name) where a woman gave us a short introduction on some of the history and ecology of Grenada. We had a view of Crater Lake at this stop. The biggest thing I remember is there were women in native costume with fruit baskets on their heads that wanted you to pay them $1 for taking their picture. A man was doing the same thing with his pet monkey...asking for $1 to get your picture with the monkey. This stop was just so-so. Then we all thought we were going to get to go to a spice "plantation" which turned out to be a road-side shack. I will say Nick and the ladies in the shack did a nice job of explaining what all the different spices were, how they were harvested, etc. I spent $36 on spice sets and vanilla there, but was a little disappointed it was a store (very small one at that) and not a working plantation. Back in the van and a short drive later we arrived at St. George's Fort. Alice gave our group a 5-10 minute talk about its history then we were free to tour it, take pictures, etc. Then our last stop was at Grand Anse Beach where we were dropped off and Nick made arrangements that he would pick us up after two hours' beach time. The beach was beautiful, although crowded. We were instantly hounded by locals and paid $25 to rent two beach chairs and an umbrella, which was totally fine. After the first stiff wind went through, our umbrella was smashed up against DH's face and there was no fix to it (we tried multiple times). We asked if they would replace our umbrella and were told there were no more available. Oh, well, no big deal, we're on vacation. But then when they wanted $1 to use the restroom just so we could change into our suits, ok, now I'm irritated. Once we got into that beautiful warm water, all our cares seemed to float away. Nick arrived on time and back to the boat we went. This tour was $50 pp, and although we saw several places, I would try a different tour company if I ever go back. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
So I did not much care for this island as I believe our group did not go the best way from port, we made a left from the common area & later found out from others if we went right there was some good food & some pretty cool things ... Read More
So I did not much care for this island as I believe our group did not go the best way from port, we made a left from the common area & later found out from others if we went right there was some good food & some pretty cool things to see. Again, another group of ours went diving and said it was real nice. If I should visit again, I will try going the opposite direction to see all the other things the island has to offer, or just lounge poolside on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Originally I booked a 7 hour tour to see everything on Grenada. But I changed to the West Grenada Rainforest tour.(They take the tickets from us so I've gotten into the habit of photographing them) The excursion man said it would ... Read More
Originally I booked a 7 hour tour to see everything on Grenada. But I changed to the West Grenada Rainforest tour.(They take the tickets from us so I've gotten into the habit of photographing them) The excursion man said it would absolutely not be far to walk to where we got the excursion bus. But when we got off, we still had a good way to walk to get to the place where the tours were meeting even though the boat was bow in and we got off at the bow. It was hot and sunny. We sat on the wall and waited until they called the tour. The guy with the walker was on this tour too. This time instead of putting the walker in front of the door, they put it on a seat. He sat in the single seat and put his feet up on the console. I sat in front of him next to the driver. Our driver's name was Albin. The guide in Barbados (whose name I think was Storm) and Albin had the habit of repeating the last few words of each sentence. Like "That tree is a cinnamon tree - cinnamon tree" It is like have closed captions - gives you another chance to hear what they say. Albin also added "And so on" at the end of each sentence. Grenada is a volcanic island as such has very steep hills. There is a tunnel cut through between the port and the town so people don't have to climb the hill although there are stairs too. They drive on the left and Albin admonished us at the beginning of the tour not to panic unless the driver did. We went past the bus station - buses are all privately owned. Apparently you can decide that a bus is needed where you live, buy a van and apply for a route. We went past the meat market where you could buy meat on Thurs or Friday, and then went past the fish market and the vegetable and fruit sellers. We went into the parish of St. John - it rained and I saw that all down the center of the road there were spots of rainbows from oil. We went to a plantation where they raised spices and they explained about the different ones. We bought some. They told us that nutmeg oil was good for joint pain but you had to dilute it with something and I don't remember what. (looked it up later and it was another oil) To get to the bathrooms you had to walk over big stones, and I couldn't do it. We went through a town dedicated to the man from Grenada who won the 400 in London (Kirani James) and also by the memorial to the prime minister who was shot in their stadium in the night by the insurgents. This was the 1983 uprising which Reagan sent troops in to "protect" Americans who were going to medical school there. There were signs painted on walls thanking the US troops. We stopped at Grand Etang National Park. We got a ticket for entrance (included but would have been $2.00) and a ticket to get a free drink. I just got fruit juice. Because I couldn't walk that far, Bob went up to the building which had information about the park and took pictures there and of the lake in the distance (it is a volcano crater). Albin told us about Hurricane Ivan and the one the next year Emily - Ivan's sister - that took out the other end of the island. From there we went to the parish of St. George and stopped to let people walk down to a waterfall. Bob and I didn't go. There was a man with a monkey for people to have their picture taken with. Then we went up and down some steep hills and at one point we rounded a corner and there was another van coming the other direction on our side of the road. Someone else cried out, and I squeaked. The driver said again, not to panic unless the driver did. We went to Fort Matthew and Fort Frederick. Fort Frederick has Robbie's Bar there and also a new interesting kind of windmill. They let us off on the other end of a large mall so that we would have to walk though it to get back to the ship. So again Bob went and got my scooter for me to go back on the ship. We got back just before the Lido closed, but we got pizza at the Terrace Grill and again the line for ice cream was too long, so we got bread pudding. I was surprised that the Lido would close when people were just getting back from tours. It wasn't just that we could not get the hot dishes - just sandwiches. It was CLOSED. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
We contacted Clement Baptiste through his website & we booked his 4 hour Grenada North East tour for Sunday February 3, 2013 that went to Grand Etang Rainforest and Annandale Waterfall for $25 per person. Clement met us and 6 other ... Read More
We contacted Clement Baptiste through his website & we booked his 4 hour Grenada North East tour for Sunday February 3, 2013 that went to Grand Etang Rainforest and Annandale Waterfall for $25 per person. Clement met us and 6 other passenger in his new air-conditioned van. Clement was a terrific guide, very knowledgeable and well spoken. When it states that this is a historical tour that is exactly what you get! Clement gives you his personal account of Grenada's political history and you can tell he loves his country. Clement was one of the safest drivers we have ever had on a tour, which was appreciated as the road up to the Grand Etang rainforest was very curvy with one tricky hairpin turn. We actually ascended to over 1900 feet above sea level. We stopped at a local spice stand to purchase nutmeg and also saw Mona monkeys. On the way down we stopped at Annandale Waterfalls (open Mon-Fri 8-5 and weekend 9-5), which had a $2.00 per person entrance fee to actually see the falls. There was a man at the entrance that was charging $2.00 to take your picture with a monkey that was on a leash. On the way back to the cruise port, Clement stopped at an overlook - so we could take photos of our ship in the port from a high vantage point, we also got to see Grand Anse beach when several passengers asked to dropped off. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
It rained a lot! Quick downpours and then the sun comes out - typical. Walked around town and visited a few local markets. Interesting to see local food markets. People very nice.
It rained a lot! Quick downpours and then the sun comes out - typical. Walked around town and visited a few local markets. Interesting to see local food markets. People very nice. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
We arranged a taxi to take us round main sights. This allowed us to see some lovely areas - rain forest, waterfall, spices, beaches. It is a spectacular island - full of wonderful views, lush and lots of flowers and spices. St ... Read More
We arranged a taxi to take us round main sights. This allowed us to see some lovely areas - rain forest, waterfall, spices, beaches. It is a spectacular island - full of wonderful views, lush and lots of flowers and spices. St George's is also very pretty with 2 lovely harbour areas, picturesque and nice to walk around. Very highly recommended as a tour stop - this was our second visit and we liked it just as much the second time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Seven Sisters Waterfall tour. Excellent information supplied by our guide, Luther. Walk is rated strenuous, I would like to point out this walk can be quite hazardous when it rains, which is often as it is in a rain forest. I fell ... Read More
Seven Sisters Waterfall tour. Excellent information supplied by our guide, Luther. Walk is rated strenuous, I would like to point out this walk can be quite hazardous when it rains, which is often as it is in a rain forest. I fell heavily on a steep descent, but was saved from disappearing off then side of the path by the quick reaction by the guide. I was not the only one to fall on the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
It is somewhat difficult to rate this port. The port area/downtown is very congested (rate it a 2); however, once you get out of the city, it is a beautiful island (rate it 5). The people were extremely friendly and the hiking was ... Read More
It is somewhat difficult to rate this port. The port area/downtown is very congested (rate it a 2); however, once you get out of the city, it is a beautiful island (rate it 5). The people were extremely friendly and the hiking was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012

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