Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 6:10 pm Post subject: Cruise Ship Schedule?
Hi everyone! I just joined today and have been enjoying all the forums. I have been to Grand Cayman many times and keep going back! I haven't been since Ivan and am anxious to see how everything looks. I have a question that I can't seem to find anywhere. When are the cruise ships in?? I thought it used to be everyday except Wed. and Sunday but I thought I read something different. I like to snorkel at Eden Rock and be downtown only when they are NOT there!! Thanks and keep up the wonderful site. I will be there June 8th and can't wait! For anyone living there: it looks like it has been raining a lot.. do you think it will still be at that date? Hope not.. that's why I booked my trip for early June! thanks again
Title edited for clarity - scubachar
Edited By : gardengirl Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:22:28 -0400
Joined: 04 Nov 2005 Posts: 1293 Location: Grand Cayman
Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 6:20 pm Post subject:
ochnspirit - welcome to the forum and glad you are enjoying it. Go to this link which is the Port Authority site and it will give you the cruise ship schedule on a daily basis http://www.caymanport.com/schedule.htm
It actually hasn't been raining a lot so not sure what you are looking at to get that information. We have cloud cover in my area today and I know a front is supposed to come through the end of next week but our weather changes daily again as we frequently say even though it says showers, unless we are in full storm activity those showers are usually not island wide nor are the all day long.
Have you checked out our must do list and some of the restaurants we recommend? Will you be arriving by cruise ship or are you staying over? If you are coming by cruise ship we have some great recommendations to maximize your day and if you are stay over you'll want to take advantage of our discounts for places like Andy's for a car rental and things like that!
Here's a site that will tell you what ships will be in port by each month. When we were there, there we no ships on Sunday, and only one on Saturday (it was sooo nice). There were a couple of days where there were more ships than were listed (at this site).
Joined: 15 Jul 2006 Posts: 10 Location: California
Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:38 pm Post subject: Cruise Ships-- Days of the week
Hi, Can anyone tell me which days of the week the cruise ships are in port? Also, which hotels/beaches cater to the passengers by allowing them to use their facilities? I'd like to avoid activities & beaches that may be inundated the days the cruise ships are in Cayman.
BTW-I enjoy cruises and cruise often...just want to avoid the crowds when I'm on an air-land vacation.
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Does anyone know how far in advance the passengers have to return to their cruise ship before their departure time? Will there be enough time for us to shop after the cruise ship people leave ? What time do the gift shops etc. close? It looks like the best day for us to visit George Town is on Sunday .. when the shops are closed?? ... or on Monday the 11th of February when only two ships are in port .. that is unless the shops are open in the evening ...
Joined: 15 Feb 2005 Posts: 3833 Location: Minnesota
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:13 pm Post subject:
The shops, in town, are not open in the evening, and I doubt very much that they are open on Sundays either.
Others have said that the shops in town tend to close pretty much the same time that the ships are all leaving....maybe by 4 or 5. I think the passengers have to be on board no later than 30 minutes before their departure. I would suggest going to town on the day with only two ships in port.
There are also lots of great shops in the hotels and in the little shopping malls along the West Bay Road, and many of them are open till 8 or so in the evening..
One of the best new gift shops on the island is up at the Boatswain's Beach (Turtle Farm), and you can shop there without even paying admission to go into the Turtle Farm attaction (although we highly recommend doing that, too ). I would definitely choose a light cruise ship day to shop there, though.
Edited By : scubachar Tue, 05 Feb 2008 14:14:58 -0500
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