Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by jenseib, Oct 3, 2012.
Your pictures of the town look similar to Nassau but a lot cleaner.
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REally...Wow..Are they comfy
Yeah, Nassau is not very clean looking at all, especially outer areas.
they are really nice...they help my feet stay cool too.
Jill in CO
When we were in Grand Cayman, thier money was worth more than American money. For that reason things were expensive. Grand Cayman's main industry is offshore banking. This is where the supper duper rich from all over the world keep a lot of their money!
Oh, I might have to look into that then.
Well of course. I have 2 accounts myself there.
We passed some resorts and nice houses along the way. And some not so nice as well.
And we spot some beach!
I think they mustve been doing some remodeling, as all the bedroom furniture was outside.
And here is a sight you dont normally see every day
Unless you are me! This is a common sight out in my back yard every day.
In case you didnt know, my husband is a dairy farmer.
On our route we made stops and picked up some people and dropped them off. It was obvious that some were coming or going to work. I wouldnt mind taking this bus to the beach, as it was close, but coming back would take a lot longer. Keep that in mind if you ever decide to use this option. It would be cheap transportation, but time wise coming back, not very good.
One last shot before we made it back to where we started.
Thanks for sharing all the photos. That bus ride looks interesting as you saw a lot of things the average tourist won't see.
It was. not something i would do again probably, but interesting to see the area.
Before our trip, Lisa had talked to Verizon about adding international calling so she could call her husband. While at Margaritaville she had tried and punched in the code she was given. It did not work. I think she said she heard a recording and it wasn’t in English, so she had no clue what it even said. She was frustrated. I didn’t even bother with my phone, as I figured it wouldn’t work if hers didn’t.
She tried a few times throughout the day and never did get it figured out.
After our bus tour we split up with the others. I wanted to shop for some junk. You know what I mean, right? That stuff that is very touristy and fun to bring home to the kids. The others didn’t want to so they went back to the ship. I think Lisa would’ve rather gone back too, but she stuck back with me. I want to add it was super-hot this day. We were roasting. Some places were cooler than others and that determined how long we stayed in the store.
I thought this fountain was cute.
Sadly, I just couldn’t find what I wanted.
This area seemed to have more high dollar places, or really cruddy places. I bought a few small things, I think a magnet for myself…this was my new “thing”, starting to buy magnets from different places and Grand Cayman was my very 1st one …sadly I don’t always remember to do so ….a stone turtle for Claire, and I think Lisa bought one for her grandson. I don’t think anything else was purchased, but it’s been a while, so I may have forgotten.
It was so darn hot that we didn’t venture too far down the road and gave up. I have heard that if I went further, I probably would’ve found more of what I was looking for.
We made our way back to the tenders then. We were getting closer to all aboard time and we didn’t want to be rushing back.
We spotted an airplane coming in.
It didn’t take too long to get on the tender. This time is was more crowded and we had to wait a little bit. They were bringing on supplies. Boxes of food, etc. I assume this was all for the ship. We also saw several people bringing on cases of alcohol. I need to brush up on this, but I thought there was a limit on how much you could take home, but I am not sure if it is the same from all ports. Maybe these people were hearty drinkers and planned to drink it all before they got back?
Finally we set sail back to the Magic.
I took this picture after we boarded, but I can’t remember where it was now.
We headed back to the room to lounge a bit. We decided we should order room service, after all it had been at least 2 hours since we last ate. LOL! I made the call and ordered some Mickey bars, cheese plate, and chocolate chip cookies.
While we waited for the order to come I stood out on the balcony and soon we started turning around.
I wondered if we had everyone onboard, as it was not 4 PM yet. I then saw some more tenders come. I heard that some people barely made it back and were on the last tender …….I believe those people were part of Mary’s gang too. LOL
I wanted to capture the ships horn on my video, but it never worked out. I kept turning on the camera and I would get nothing, in hopes of it playing. I got some really crappy video that will make you sick, and no horn. I kept walking back in the room to listen for the room service knock, and wouldn’t you know it played while I did that.
We did eventually get the food though.
Lisa arranged our Mickey bars.
They were melting fast, so we went right after them. YUM! I ate the ear off of it and then plop! The whole darn thing fell off the stick onto the carpet. I think I had those eyes of horror and shock! Lisa looked down at it and me and smiled and kept eating hers. I looked down at it and back at her and said “I’m still gonna eat”! She started laughing. But when I picked it up, it had carpet fuzz all over half of it. There was just no way to do so. I could handle the germs, but not the fuzz. The other ear was still free from fuzz and I did eat that. I figure the best way to build the immune system is introduce a few germs into it.
That was such a disappointment.
Lisa kept eating hers and after a bit she said she really wasn’t an icecream person, and she didn’t know if she could finish hers. Then she looked up at me, saw the look on my face, and said, “but I think I better”. LOL.
I did enjoy the cookie. It was huge, but just as good as the ones they serve at Topsiders. I think we put the 2nd cookie in the fridge for a snack later, which at some point I did eat too.
The cheese plate was great too!
I got a last picture of Grand Cayman as we pulled away.
I had started carrying my Castaway club backpack instead of my camera bag. This was sooooo much better on my shoulders. I happened to find this little goodie in there that I had missed earlier.
We then showered and got ready for the evening show and Pirate night.
Tonights show was Villians tonight.
I had seen this on the Dream and it wasn’t a favorite of mine. I was going to give it a 2nd chance. I am glad I did. I liked it much better this time around. I am not sure if there was much difference, but I guess I liked the jokes a bit better, or maybe it was the way they were presented this time around. They do change some of the jokes to keep up with current events. I also think a few things were slightly different.
I was happy we went and saw it and that I gave it a 2nd chance.
After the show, we headed back to the room for a bit.
This guy was waiting for us. Lisa informed me that he could only wear her sunglasses tonight as she would need them tomorrow, so I better get a picture now. LOL.
We started watching Men in Black 3. Lisa had never seen it, but I did, but we both really got into it and we almost were late for dinner because we got so engrossed in it.
As we walked to the dining room we saw Pirate Stitch. Sadly I didn’t have a good setting on my camera as I took the picture and it was really dark and grainy. Such a shame, because he posed for me too.
Ah, what a shame you "lost" your Mickey bar!
Looks like you had a fun day! I cannot believe we will (hopefully - no hurricanes please this coming August ) be able to see all that for ourselves too!
You know, with all our cruises we have yet to order from room service (other than the breakfast, where you hang the list outside your stateroom) and we have yet to see a movie on board.
I cannot wait to read more....... and I love the picture of Stitch - so cute!
What a shame about the Mickey bar. I was tempted to order one from room service, but never did. I love the photo of Stitch even if it is a bit grainy.
A Margaritaville with a pool? Now THAT's something you don't see every day? Oh the liability. Guess its not a concern in Grand Cayman.
Thanks for the bus tour. I actually really like seeing the true local streets and houses versus the touristy stuff.
Is it just me, or does the furniture look to big for the house.
Thanks for the tour! I remember Lisa pictures when they cruised and I agree the your Island looks neater and cleaner.
You have 2 accounts there! Well, Hello my friend!
So the 5 second rule didn't apply to the Mickey Bar?
Room service is a treat to do. But you have to be sure you have the time to do so. I don't think we got any while on the Dream this time, if memory serves me right, just because there wasn't enough time. I know we thought about it at night, but we were too tired.
I hope you are storm free this year!!!
I was so mad. But I made up for my lost one on the Dream this year. I had several through out the trip.
The poll wasn't too big, but yeah, that could get dangerous.
I thought the same thing ...like that whole house must be just a bedroom.
Yeah, it was a little cleaner. But they don't seem to care about yards, as in not landscaped at all for the most part.
Yes, I am so rich, but I keep it a secret from most people.
When it comes to mickey bars, the 5 second rule did not even come into play. But carpet fuzz did, unfortunately!
Tonights dinner was back in the Lumieres. It was pirate night and we were all (well most of us) wearing our pirate gear. We had a pirate menu too.
Food was ordered and we were having a blast with our waiters.
Lisa had the Jerk Chicken Salad - strips of jerk-spiced chicken on fresh garden salad with plantain chips.
And I got the Pirates Golden Pot stickers, oriental pork "dumplings" deep fried and served with a tamarind-ginger soy sauce and pickled vegetables.
Julie was nearby, so I took a picture of hers too, which was The Buccaneer's Sun-Ripened Pineapple - fresh island pineapple with a coconut covered banana and orange glaze.
I also got the Caribbean-style Conch Chowder - with sherry, sweet peppers, onions, tomatoes, thyme, and garnished with diced potatoes and crispy bacon bits. I think Lisa also got this.
Our entrees then came out. I got Treasures of the Seas Grilled Shrimp and Seared Scallops - served on strings of pasta and fresh creamy tomato sauce.
Our head server (Kapor, I think was his name), came over and cut the shrimp out of the shells for me.
So far all the food was good. No complaints with this meal.
Lisa got the baked salmon.
After we gorged ourselves, the dessert menu appeared.
We made our selections and then our waiters disappeared.
Soon the fun started. There was a pirate parade of the waiters.
At one point we all joined the line and went around the restaurant in conga style line and limbo'd under the stick.
I have no clue why I took this picture of Lisa, Brook and Luis, but I must've had a reason.
Carolyn found a higher perch to take pictures from.
After we settled down from all the fun, a little birthday surprise came out. Today was Susan's actual birthday.
I did a nice job at focusing on her ARM!
Lisa once again got the Sweet Temptations - a trio of fruit cobbler, floating island and chocolate cake.
Most of the dessert choices didnt appeal to me tonight. I ended up getting the Angel Food Cake - with strawberries and whipped cream off the no sugar added section.
I enjoyed it though. I love Angel food cake!
We were running a bit late with dinner though. It was time to head out as we had a pirate show to catch!
I just found your trip report yesterday and spent a good portion of the day reading it. LOVE IT! I remember reading your first trip report a few years ago. You do such a good job documenting everything.
I am suprising my DH and DD with a 4 day Galveston cruise for Christmas. We will be going in April. Your trip report helps so much because it is sooooooo hard to keep this secret. I will be glad once they know so we can start planning our shore excursion and such.
Ah, I really love to see the "original" Pirate show on the classic ships. So much more fun than the one on the DREAM.
Your dinner looks good, even though the pirate menu is my least favourite. Can't wait to see pics of the Pirate party - did you make it to the buffet afterwards?
I'm hungry now. All that food looks yummy
I am glad you are enjoying this report. your family is going to have a fabulous time!!!
I'm gonna admit, I like the Dream one better. Probably because it was the 1st one I saw. But I also thought the Magic one was slightly too long. And it was crowded, so that might've swayed my decision too.
I'm hungry too. Want to come cook some dinner for me?
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