Jump to content
  • Create an account or sign in to get involved

    Create an account

    Ask questions, share experiences and connect.

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
myval48

Ships in port/Grand Cayman

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Just out of curiosity, I did a poll of the ships that will be in the same ports we are going to be at. All was one or 2 and in the case of Roatan, no other ships but the big one, Grand Cayman, yikes!!!!! 8 other ships tendering in one day, sounds a bit overwhelming. Has anyone else experienced this kind of rush on one island? This will be our 4th cruise and we have never seen that many in one port at a time. Those poor stingrays!

Thanks

Marcia :shocked:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had four in the Caymans, and it was not a problem. Eight--Ouch. In Roatan there were more ships than docks and no tenders, so we had to wait our turn.

We've looked at Crucal for your cruise, and it's astounding. In Miami the Valor will be at port at both ends with the Victory, NCL Jewel, and two RCCL ships, Radiance and Explorer, with a sixth ship, the Oceania Regatta, on 6/26. 7 other ships at Grand Cayman, 4 others at Cozumel, which is temporarily a tender port. Even another ship in Belize! Wow, the Caribbean is crowded in February. It almost makes up for that fact that Joe, CPA, can't take vacation in the winter.

Have a great time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually booked a ship based excursion in Grand Cayman and Belize intentionally to make sure we get a first in line tender. It will be fun seeing all the other ships.

Thanks

Marcia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, eight ships in St. Thomas, at the same time, is an almost daily occurrence, seven days a week! Maybe, that's why the island has become one of my least favorite port!

Not to worry, though. St. John is only a 20-minute ferry ride away! Still unspoiled, the island is 2/3 national park, overseen by yhe U.S. Park Service. It's starting to get a little crowded, but is still a welcome change. The snorkeling is excellent, and the are many beaches to choose from.

Getting back to St. Thomas, be careful shopping, there. It's not the bargain-hunter's paradise it used to be. With 20,000 customer's disembarking cruise ships, every day, they don't have to gice deep discounts. Know the price of what you buy, back in The States, before you buy anything there.

You'll do much, much better in St. Maarten

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
    • 3 Posts
    • 41 Views
    • 2 Posts
    • 36 Views
    • 2 Posts
    • 50 Views
    • 2 Posts
    • 45 Views
    • 2 Posts
    • 46 Views

×