Other ships in port with us today at Grand Cayman are: Navigator of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Carnival Triumph, Star Princess, Norwegian Jewel and a Princess ship (didn’t get name) so as you can see it was going to be crowded!
Our group ate breakfast in the Windjammer together before meeting in the Centrum, deck 4 to get tender tickets. We had tender 5 and were called quickly and was at Captain Marvins at 9:15 am.
Our tour wasn’t until 11 am so we shopped and I bought a package of six rum cakes with 4 small bottles of rum. Mom and Sister T found a grocery store and bought snacks for everybody. Steve and I shared a meat pie.
We left Captain Marvins at 11 am on a tour to Hell and the Turtle Farm. The six of us were joined by a family of three. The guide is a ex-pat from Jamaica named Manga. The tour was $19.50 pp.
We drove by Seven Mile Beach and an “old” house.
Our first stop was Hell. What a disappointment.
We took pictures and BIL mailed himself a postcard.
The next stop was a Tortuga Rum cake “factory”. We had more samples and I bought a mini-cake for my husband sine I won’t let him have any of the others.
The last stop was the turtle farm and it was definitely the best.
We got to see turtles of various ages.
Steve held a turtle and everyone enjoyed the time there.
On the way back to Georgetown, Manga dropped Steve and I had Seven Mile Beach at our request. The rest of the family had another tour scheduled to the butterfly farm and a glass bottom boat for $30 pp.
We were at Sea Grape Beach (on 7 mile) and rented 2 chairs and an umbrella for $25. The fee included one free bottle of water or soda. We picked water.
The beach is beautiful with plenty of soft sand and the water was extremely calm. We left around 3 pm to head back to the ship. The taxi was $5 pp.
Traffic was bad back into town and we got to the tender line around 3:15. The line was long but they were using large tenders so everyone made it back to the ship on the next one.
We dropped our bags at our cabin and headed to the Windjammer for a bite to eat. Sister M and her husband were leaving as we arrived and mom joined us about halfway through the meal.
Sail away was at 5 pm. We ate in the dining room with Sister M and BIL. The other two were tired so had a quick meal in the Windjammer.
- Appetizers: fried shrimp, cream of onion soup
- Entrees: Osso bucco
- Desserts: Low fat peach cobbler, Irish cream cheesecake
We spent the evening reading and hit the sack about 9 pm.
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