It’s Wednesday already which means we are in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
We were surprised to see as we approached the island there were five other ships already anchored. We were due to anchor at 10:30 am start tendering at 11 am. We had advised everyone to eat a big breakfast since we’d miss lunch onboard.
I really liked how tender tickets were handled. If you had a private excursion booked you could get tender tickets at one location and those without any excursions went to another location. This helped ensure people made their tours and I’ve not seen this on any other line. I went and got the tender tickets for the six of us.
We went to studio b (the skating rink) to await our tender being called; they were ahead of schedule so we missed it and could go on the next one. Due to six ships in town, we had a long wait between tenders.
It was the “kids” first tender experience so they enjoyed the experience and the view of the other ships.
We were there too!
A2 got a good shot of the ship.
From the tender we walked out the little shopping area (there are public restrooms here) and across the street to find Captain Marvin’s office after getting a photo.
I checked us in and we waited about 30 minutes before loading up to go to our boat.
It was about 10-15 minute ride to get to the boat where we loaded up for the excursion. There were only about 15 people so it wasn’t crowded and plenty of help if we needed it.
It was a 20 minute or so ride to Stingray city. There were lots of boats there already but plenty of stingrays for us to have fun with. It’s been a while since we last did this excursion and I had forgotten how much fun it is to see the stingrays and touch them.
I did get startled by the rush of stingrays when I had some food.
We all ended up loving the experience.
After the passengers loaded back up on the boat we headed to our second stop for snorkeling. We saw some beautiful fish but the area was too small and I kept running into other people. We got back in the boat where an employee had water ready to rinse us and took the snorkel gear and had punch or water to drink.
This excursion, the two stop stingray/snorkel tour, was definitely worth the price and we were so happy not to be on a crowded boat like we saw others at the stops. It’s our third time taking a Captain Marvin excursion and I highly recommend them. The photos were initially offered to us for $50 but the photographer later offered them for $30 via email which both our sons took them up on.
After the bus ride back to the office, Steve and I just went back to the tender dock while the others wanted to look around at shops. The tender line was extremely long but fortunately it moved fast since a couple of the ships had left and we had more tenders available. I did grab a empanada at a food stand and ate that as we waited.
Steve and I went for a drink before dinner at the Champagne bar. I took one to go. 🙂
Tonight we had the Pimiento menu.
Y was tired out from our two port days so didn’t make it to dinner tonight.
Starters included french onion soup…
And bay scallops with Chorizo (who aren’t on the menu’s I have digitally but were on the menu onboard).
Entree selections included Chicken Marsala…
Garlic Tiger Shrimp…
Swordfish (Fish of the day)…
And the strip steak.
Desserts included sticky bread and butter pudding…
After dinner we attended the evening’s entertainment, “Rockstars in Concert”. The performer was Greg London who is a musical impressionist. It was different but not something I’d repeat.
Back in our room we found this guy wearing my sunglasses.
Here is today’s Compass (PDF). Click to download or see the full file.
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.