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Grand Cayman Island, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman Island Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Grand Cayman Island

It was another sunny day when Grand Cayman Island welcomed us. There is not big ship port here, so all the cruise ships anchor out and are ferried in. The evening had produced rough seas, with a 30 knot wind and 20 knots ship speed, which equaled 48 knots over the bow. At 9:45 a.m. the hook was dropped and finally by 10:20 a.m. we seemed to be set. iPhone had a good signal with C+W bMobile.

Garden Cafe

Breakfast

I decided to venture out for breakfast and tried the Garden Cafe. It was so crowed, that I just brought my breakfast back to the room. The Garden Cafe is the heavily used restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and is poorly organized. There are 4-5 omelet stations for all the passengers. Of course you can go to one of the main sit-down restaurants, but the alure of the Garden Cafe is the huge windows, and you can also eat outside on the back deck, with great views.

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Grand Cayman

Ferry

Once at anchor, there is a numbered ticket system to get on the limited ferries to go ashore. The VIP's meet in the VIP lounge and get priority to shore with the first few ferries.

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Port of Grand Cayman.

Margaritaville.

Looking down the white sugary beaches of Grand Cayman.

The NCL Jewel - stern view from the ferry.

The NCL Jewel constantly used it's thrusters to position the ship to block the wind during boarding and unboarding of the ferry.

One of the island launches which ferries passengers to shore.

Dinner was at the Teppanyaki Room - for an added $20 per person surcharge.

Salad.

Dinner is prepared for you on the large grill - it's fun and festive.

The food is, by far, the best on the ship.

Evening turndown service.

The nightly animal feature at turndown.

End of Day - Grand Cayman Island

There are alot of touristy things to do on Grand Cayman. Of course you can just relax, which is what I did most of the day. The highlight of the day was dinner at the Teppanyaki Restaurant - the food was delicious and the chef-prepared food was fun and festive.

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