Taking a Grand Cayman Honeymoon Cruise
A Grand Cayman cruise provides honeymooners with the opportunity to explore the largest of the Cayman Islands and, with its gorgeous beaches and numerous activities; it is frequently visited by a number of cruise lines.
Getting to the Grand Cayman Island
Since the Grand Cayman is located among numerous coral reefs, it is impossible to dock cruise ships at the island. Therefore, Grand Cayman cruise ships anchor offshore and use ferries to transport visitors from the ship to the island. In addition, cruise ships are not permitted to venture on the island on Sundays or religious holidays because the island community is very religious and conservative.
Most Grand Cayman cruises are a part of seven day Western Caribbean Cruises. All of the major cruise lines offer the island as a part of their itinerary, including Royal Caribbean cruise line, Carnival cruise line, Norwegian cruise line, Princess Cruises, Disney cruise line, and Holland America cruise line.
Before taking a Grand Cayman cruise, it is important to note:
The official currency is the Cayman Islands dollar, which is generally of lesser value than the United States dollar. The U.S. dollar is commonly accepted throughout the island.
English is the official language.
Grand Cayman is a British Island, which means driving takes place on the left side.
What to Do and See While on a Grand Cayman Cruise
Most of the Grand Cayman cruise excursions involve enjoying the islands clear blue waters in the form of sailing, snorkeling, and riding on glass-bottom boats. Other attractions include:
The Atlantis Submarine tour A popular choice among tourist, the Submarine Tour includes a submarine dive with an automatic feeder, which attracts dozens of colorful fish to within the viewing area.
Hell Hell is a small village located on the northwestern arm of the Grand Cayman. It offers gorgeous above-ground coral formations as well as tourist shops and a post office where you can have your postcards marked as being delivered from Hell.
Seven Mile Beach Seven Mile Beach, which is really only four miles long, is located on the western coast of Grand Cayman north of George Town. It is an attractive beach offering a variety of water sports.
Stingray City Stingray City is the underwater home of dozens of somewhat tame stingrays. Here, you can enjoy getting a close up view of these creatures and you can feed them as well.
Pedro St. James National Historic Site This restored estate, which was the site of the first Grand Cayman government in 1831, is found on the southern end of the island. Here you can enjoy a show about the history of the island and the culture of its people.
Cayman Turtle Farm The Cayman Turtle Farm is a preservation facility that breeds endangered sea turtles. Some are reintroduced to the waters, while others are used in local cuisine. Here, you can touch and pick up young sea turtles for an unforgettable close encounter.
The Grand Cayman is an excellent choice for a honeymoon cruise. The sandy beaches and turquoise waters will leave an unforgettable impression on both your mind and your spirit.
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Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas
Discount Honeymoon CruisesBooking your cruise early is often the best way to find discount cruise packages. Many cruise ships are booked up to 18 months in advance and many cruise lines want to get the ships booked as early as they can. Several lines offer huge discounts to those that book their travel far ahead of time.