26 Nov 2016

Caribbean Cruise Thanksgiving 2016 by TheBarretts

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We found a Starbucks to hunker down to wait out the thunderstorm. 80% chance of rain all day. We'll head to the cruise line in a few hours. Debating on walking around Old San Juan but the rain is making us second guess that.

Ratticus stayed back in the room to sleep. We walked on the beach before the rain hit.

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We decided to head down to Old San Juan on the advice of the hotel clerk. She turned us on to Cafe Manolin which is a local favorite. It was packed! We were going to take the bus but met a nice Indian family from Pennsylvania and split a cab (which made it super cheap).

The food looks amazing and plentiful for not a lot. We split a Tortilla de Camarones (Shrimp omelette).

While inside it started pouring! Where do you go when it's pouring? Across the street to the shoe store, of course.

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We are enjoying ourselves so far. The food is ship food prepped for thousands of people. If you are coming on a cruise and expect great food, then spring for upgrading to the specialty restaurants.

Dinner was escargot, beet salad, apple soup, baked sea bass and polenta with mixed veggies. It was as good as any good restaurant. Maybe 3 1/2 stars out of 5. I give them credit for a variety and trying to please a broad pallet. Every meal has at least 1 vegetarian option.