2018-01-07 Royal Caribbean Cruise on Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas – San Juan Puerto Rico

After a leisurely morning with a 5 mile brisk walk behind us, the Allure approached San Juan Puerto Rico for our 2nd stop of the voyage. A first port of call for both Jerry and me.

Safely docked, we walked off around 1230 for a discovery walk of old town San Juan including a visit to the Castillo San Cristobal.

It is still apparent to gat the city got battered by the hurricane but 95% of businesses are open and the city is thriving.

Well, with Allure and Anthem of the Seas plus Holland’s Eurodam amd Carnival’s Glory in port, the population increased by 16000 people.

Our mission, after the tour of the flrtificationbut busy the Spaniards in 1798, was to support local business. We did that successfully at the lovely restaurant called Hecho en Casa (made at home) on the upper street corner of San Francisco and San justo. We ordered two different versions of Mofongo, a Puerto Ricand tradition.

Both were increadibly delicious. Mine was chicken in white sauce and Jerry’s was shrimp with garlic. Accompanied by world class mojito’s, we had a great time.

A short stroll and we were back by the pier.

This was the first time we were faced with a line to get back on board.

So far, our experiences have been great. That includes the rising Rose’s bar we floated on up and down between decks 8 amd 5 last night.

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