> we are going on the Inspiration Feb. 11, our second cruise and
> we cannot wait. we also have been to Cozumel and Cayman
> Islands...so what have you decided to do on your own? i will
> NOT go to Stingray City again, it was an experience I'll never
> forget, but NEVER wanna do again...
Since I reallyl enjoy snorkeling, and am such a cheapskate (truly!) I ADORE Grand Cayman. There is a very nice reef within walking distance of the tender dock (on your right as you come in from the ship), that is perfectly delightful. I think it's called Eden Rock. At any rate, the fish variety is great, and it's certainly convenient.
The last time I was there, I finally "did" the Stingray City trip, and although I enjoyed it, it's not something that I would want to repeat too often. (All those squealing humans must make quite an impression on the rays ~ grin.)
I would like to take my sixteen year old daughter there however, and perhaps will next Easter. I would sure prefer an excursion that would have both Sting Ray City as well as some "real" snorkeling, however!