Saturday, December 10, 2022

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Royal Caribbean (Rhapsody of the Seas): 7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise November 26 to December 06, 2022


Grenada is a group of three larger islands (Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique) and several tiny islands in the Caribbean, or West Indies. It lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is famous for spices and is known as the "Spice Isle", being a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Grenada

Important Note: Wearing camouflage and/or military apparel is illegal. Clothing of this nature will be confiscated if worn in port, and the wearer may be charged by local authorities.

Day 4: November 30, 2022 Wednesday ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA (My 129th Country)
0600H Morning walk and workout / Buffet Breakfast
0800H ETA St. George's UTC -0400H
Fort George, Christ of the Abyss, Lagoon / Exchange 15 USD = 40 XCD (2.7) / Fridge magnet 5 XCD
1130H Back to ship, Buffet Lunch
1300H Back ashore, stroll around random walk
1500H Back to ship / watch FIFA match at pool
1800H ETD St. George's UTC -0400H / Fine dining / outside movie at the pool
2100H Sleep rest
Total: USD 15

Currency Exchange Rate as of Nov. 2022: 1 USD = 2.7 XCD  

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GRENADA
timezone - UTC -0400H   capital - St. George's    language - English    currency - Dollar (XCD)
visa - Philippine passport holders need to apply visa before arrival. However, cruise ship passengers staying for less than 24 hours and not staying on the island overnight do not require a visa.
1. Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1498 and named it Concepcion. A year after that, another bunch of explorers passed by the island and changed the name to Mayo . When the French came, they changed it to “Le Grenade” and finally when the British took over, they called it Grenada.
2. Grenada produces many spices and therefore is also called “Island of Spice”.
3. Grenada boasts of having the world’s first underwater sculpture park
4. Civilians in the country can’t wear camouflage in any form. The camouflage is reserved for the army only.

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

Southern Caribbean Cruise Day 4: Day Trip in St. George's, Grenada

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