Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 7
Default How long to get off ship at Grand Cayman?

We are on Inspiration at the end of this month. We are scheduled to be in Grand Cayman from 7am to 2pm. We want to arrange our own excursions. We would have to be at the excursion at 8am, which is a 10 minute walk from the pier. If we aren't using the ship's excurions, will we be off the ship SHORTLY after 7 so that we can make it to our excursion? The later excursion returns at 1:15. Would we have enough time to make it on a tender to get back to the ship by 2:00??? Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,992

You might be in a tight spot. Arrive 7am does not mean tenders running at 7am. You Probably can get off by 8am but no guarantee and if not on a ship's excursion no priority. Sailing at 2pm means all aboard by 130 pm
which probably means last tender at about 115pm.
You may be better off bighting the bullet and doing ship's excursion in this port if only connections available are that tight.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,904
Send a message via AIM to Darcy

I agree with PapaBill. When we were there last April they announced the last tender was at 1:00 p.m. They really want everyone on board by 1:30 to leave at 2:00.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931

Also agree with everyone regarding doing a ship's excursion with such a tight schedule. The first ones off the ship using the tenders are the ones with a ship's excursion. They do leave as promised too and we have seen and heard of cruisers left behind.

Teresa and Larry

#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 288

Strongly recommend AGAINST booking your own excursion. No guarantees you will be where you need to be by 8am. I would stick with the cruise tour.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 13th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 35

I think you could do it but it does sound like the schedule would be rather tight. You have to walk down to the main lounge with your stuff and take a number and get ready to go immediately when called. I've been on shore there by 7:30 a couple of times. I think the "tight" part is making sure you get back on the ship on time. I was there in Nov and the tenders were still bringing on stragglers from Senor Frogs 15 or even 10 minutes to departure time. Sounds a bit too exciting to me, but not outside the realm of something I would try.
Reply With Quote


2011, 8am, advice, arrive, boat, cayman, caymans, caymen, cruise, grand, long, oct, ship, ships, tender

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ship Schedule for Grand Cayman Donna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 November 10th, 2004 09:36 PM
Ship schedule for Grand Cayman Donna Ask CruiseMates Staff 0 November 10th, 2004 05:09 PM
Grand Cayman Ship Schedule Donna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 4 October 29th, 2004 11:56 PM
Grand Cayman Ship Schedule Donna Ask CruiseMates Staff 2 October 29th, 2004 05:06 PM
How long are the tenders at Grand Cayman rhinton Carnival Cruise Lines 3 January 26th, 2004 10:22 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1