Well as it turned out Trujillo, last year at this time, was not what we could have possibly wished for. It was the first time Royal Caribbean had been there. The use of tendering was required but was not the best way. Two of the tender crafts ran aground at the port and a few others also had difficulties (the tenders were not from the ship).
We had scheduled a walking tour in the older part of the city. We had to wait well over an hour at the bus stop. The worst part was the lack of concrete roads. The dust and dirt created a cloud that very few could tolerate for any extensive period of time. As I have had lung problems in the past this ended up by me needing to go the hospital when we got home for 5 days. Ugh.
Walking through the town was interesting because of its history. But by the time we got to the downtown area (downtown was small) most of the folk wanted to get back on the bus to get back to the ship. There was little time to do anything because of the lack of available transportation.
I recognize a new port with such as Trujillo could not have had the experience nor facilities for cruisers in its recent opening. I wish them well but I can guarantee I will not return there until I am convinced they have gotten their stuff together.