We have a port of call in Grand Cayman in December. None of the Carnival excursions interest us. What can we do on our own? Is there anything near the port? It will be me, my husband, our son (15) and our daughter (13).
Carnival Celebration (Key West, Nassau)- June '07-First time cruiser
Rhapsody of the Seas (Alaska) - June '08
Carnival Freedom (Belize, Panama, Costa Rica) - June '09
Carnival Dream (Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya) - June '11
Carnival Freedom (Key West, Grand Cayman, Jamaica) Dec. '12
Carnival Sunshine (Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk) - June '14
Carnival Fantasy (Caribbean) - Dec. '14
Carnival Liberty (Alaska) - June '15
We took a shuttle to 7 mile beach it was very affordable and the shuttle just ran up and down the road all day, like a public transport bus. Don't get off at the first exit tho if you wait a mile or two the beach is almost deserted it was awesome we then tracked down a cabana that sold us some snorkeling gear and even set us up with parasailing for a really really good price. It is one of my favorite ports of all time, great memories. I'm actually going back too in November. I'll let you know if I do anything else fun!!
Very true, my first cruise ever was supposed to stop in Grand Cayman, but couldn't due to high winds. The reason I had picked this cruise was this stop. So, you never know, be prepared to possible miss this stop, otherwise it is a great town to walk around and see some sights.
Then again...... I've been to Grand Cayman seven times and it was never bypassed. It is somewhat the luck of the draw and the vast majority of cruises don't bypass Grand Cayman.
If you haven't done Stingray City I suggest you give it a try. It is fun to do.
Seven Mile Beach is fun for just a beach day. You can also go to Hell. It's a small rock outcropping on the island and it has a post office and souvenir shop so you can send a "Postcard From Hell". I personally found Hell a bit underwhelming.
My brother did the Atlantis Submarine and enjoyed that.
So there are a number of things to do.
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