George Town cruise

Artisan workshops and business banks
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Rare animals and luxury cars

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George Town

A duty free paradise

Once disembarked from and MSC cruise ship in the Cayman Islands, the cruise goer is welcomed by the port of George Town. The capital of the island and of the country, it is a traditional Caribbean city with colorful wooden houses that alternate with newer buildings.

The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops, where you can find some rarities to take home as a reminder of your MSC cruise in the Caribbean Sea. You can take a plunge into the history of the island at the dual-purpose National Museum of George Town: you can both explore samples of the most interesting endemic flora and fauna, and trace the long and tough inhabited history of the island.

However, if you want to learn about the lives of the first European colonists, an excursion to Bodden Town located five kilometers from the capital is ideal. In this former capital of Cayman Islands, you can visit the Mission House, a building used as a family residence by teachers and missionaries during the 18th century. As an alternative, visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park located, in the east of the island. Here, if you are lucky, besides the riot of tropical plants you may also encounter the extremely rare blue iguana.

Lovers of shopping will also find great satisfaction in the Cayman Islands: the entire country is duty free. You just have to choose what interests you the most among the myriad of watches, liqueurs, jewelery and porcelain. There is even a museum of curiosities. Not far from Turtle Farm, sits the Cayman Motor Museum, which exhibits the incredible collection by the Norwegian businessman Andreas Ugland. His “pearls” include the original Batmobile and Batcycle from the Batman TV series, a replica of the 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, considered the first car in the world, and another seventy rare cars and motorcycles.

Must see places in George Town

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  • 4X4 WRANGLER JEEP ADVENTURE WITH LUNCH

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Lunch or dinner included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      3 h

    • Adult$99Price per person

    • Child$69Price per person

    GCA59

    A thrilling adventure tour awaits you that will see you leave the ship, receive a thorough briefing and board a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler to form a convoy with the other vehicles and explore the scenic island of Grand Cayman. Heading north, your first stop will be at Morgan’s Harbour for the breath-taking views of the North Sound. After which the route will take you to the town of Hell, from where you really should send postcards wittily postmarked “Mailed from Hell”, and the other at a rum cake outlet. A stop at the top of the world famous Seven Mile Beach will give you the opportunity of taking some fabulous photographs, before returning To Morgan’s Harbour. Enjoy lunch with views of the North Sound and incoming Boats before departing for Camana Bay for a short sightseeing stop where you may view the Observation Tower and environs before returning to the Cruise Ship Pier via an air-conditioned bus. Your tour is brought to a leisurely close with your return to George Town and your ship. Please note: guests are recommended to wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes and sunscreen. Please note that one guest in four will be required to drive, driving can be rotated however all drivers must present a valid driver’s license. Guests must be over 25 Years of age to drive. Guests under the age of 25 will not be permitted to drive. The minimum age to participate in this tour is 5 years. Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Jeeps are fitted with an automatic gearbox.
  • AMPHIBIOUS BUS - LAND & SEA
    ADVENTURE

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        2 h

      • Adult$42Price per person

      • Child$29Price per person

      GCA49

      Is it a bus? Is it a boat? No, it’s both – and your very special amphibious mode of transport on this entertaining overland and underwater sightseeing tour. Leave the ship, get comfy on the bus and then enjoy the cityscape of Georgetown, the capital of the Cayman Islands, and its appealing Caribbean ambience. You’ll be taken around of the city’s best locations, with your guide telling you all about their history as you go. Photo-worthy sights abound so do remember to bring your camera, especially for your ride under the sea. Fitted with underwater cameras and large viewing monitors, the bus reveals the rich marine wildlife, coral gardens and even some ancient shipwrecks that inhabit these waters. And to top off your underwater jaunt, you can watch fish being hand fed from the comfort of your seat. Once back on dry land, round off your outing with a leisurely stroll down the island’s world-famous 7-Mile Beach before you begin the return journey to your ship at the pier. Please note: guests must be capable of using a few steps to get on and off the amphibious vehicle. This tour is not available for the call of MSC Divina to Georgetown on Dec. 26, 2016. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
    • CATAMARAN & STINGRAY CITY SANDBAR

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • Possibility of swimming

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adult$75Price per person

      • Child$55Price per person

      GCA14

      The southern stingrays found at the sandbar called Stingray City in Grand Cayman’s North Sound are so habituated to human contact that they will happily allow themselves to be hand fed and even petted by visitors. Following a short transfer to the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, it is to this special place that you’ll be sailing on board a catamaran. On arrival, you can take to the water to make personal contact with the friendly marine dwellers and feed them with scraps of food. The tour then draws to a close with an equally scenic sail back to the Yacht Club and onward transfer your ship.Please note: guests are recommended to bring swimwear, a towel, high-factor sunscreen, a sunhat and sunglasses. The catamaran provides only minimal shade. Guests must be at least 8 years of age to take part and, if younger than 16 years of age, must be accompanied by a paying adult throughout.The water may be deeper than 6 ft./182 cm and guests may have to swim to Stingray City. Guests will be required to wear buoyancy vests while in the water and remove footwear while on board the catamaran.
    • SHORE SNORKEL

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • Possibility of swimming

      • Limited seats

      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • Duration
        2 h

      • Adult$29Price per person

      • Child$22Price per person

      GCA56

      Once a fine barquentine that was built in 1900, the Cali – one of several names the ship was known by over her lifespan – finally met her nemesis when she sprang a leak and sank off the coast of Grand Cayman in 1948. Rumour has it that a cargo of rice, expanding on contact with the water, ultimately caused the hull to rupture and the wreck to scatter over the seabed. All this happened less than 50 yards/46 metres from the shore, enabling easy laddered access for your snorkelling session at this fascinating spot. You’ll be snorkelling at a depth of about 30 ft./9 m, perfect for observing the many creatures that have populated the wreckage over the years, such as tarpon, blue tangs, parrot fish, Bermuda chubs, angel fish and even green sea turtles and stingrays. Your return to the ship brings the outing to a close. Please note: guests must be at least 8 years of age to take part. The excursion is suitable for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike. Guests should be capable of using a ladder; alternatively, the wreck can be accessed from the small cove. The excursion is not available for non-swimmers.
    • WESTERN SAFARI ADVENTURE

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
      • Limited seats

      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adult$95Price per person

      • Child$69Price per person

      GCA57

      Enjoy a few hours exploring the western half of Grand Cayman island from the comfort of a safari-style vehicle, with a first stop scheduled at the Barker’s National Park. After finding out about the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and the park’s protected area, you’ll be going straight to Hell, a formation of jagged rocks. You’ll be able to send a postcard from this aptly named spot – duly postmarked as mailed from “Hell” – before you continue on to the Tortuga Rum Cake Store for a delicious taste of different rum cakes. Next up is the Cayman Turtle Farm, where you can watch a short film about the farm’s breed and release programme before getting to interact with the turtles themselves. If you feel so inclined, buy some turtle food and have fun giving these marine dwellers a treat. You’ll also have time to take photos and browse for a souvenir in the on-site shop, after which you’ll take the safari vehicle back to the ship.Please note: guests must be at least 3 years of age to take part. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women and guests suffering from pre-existing neck/back/knee conditions. Guests will be required to climb a steep step to get on/off the safari-style vehicle. The tour is not self-drive; a driver will be provided.
    • BEST OF CAYMAN

      CITY TOUR
        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          2:30 h

        • Adult$62Price per person

        • Child$45Price per person

        GCA36

        This fun excursion begins at the pier when you board an air-conditioned coach, together with your guide to provide information and point out places of interest on the way. Leaving George Town, you will take the scenic route past Seven Mile Beach, with a number of stunning five-star hotels to view as you go. A quick stop will be made at the Governor’s Residence, the official home of the Governor of the Cayman islands, after which you will head for the island’s famous Sea Turtle Farm, the only one of its kind in the world. Founded in 1968, the research centre has since played a vital role in the protection and conservation of these endangered sea creatures, some of which can weigh as much as 600 lbs. Your visit will give you a chance to see various species of turtle and Cayman iguanas, hold a turtle in your hands, take photos and explore the gift shop for a fitting memento. Your next stop will be at the Tortuga Rum Cake factory, where you can sample the world-famous “Tortuga rum cake”, before you make your way to Hell. This hilariously named Cayman town is the perfect spot from which to send postcards, aptly postmarked “Mailed from Hell”. And you’ll earn the right to rightfully claim that you’ve “been to Hell and back”. Your return drive to Georgetown brings the tour to a close.Please note: guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The driver will also be your tour guide.
      • CAYMAN BY LAND & SEA

        CITY TOUR
        • Drink included

        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          4:30 h

        • Adult$99Price per person

        • Child$69Price per person

        GCA35

        Never a dull moment is the motto of this varied half-day outing, which begins with a drive along Seven Mile Beach to your first stop: the Governor’s Mansion. Your driver/guide will relate the history of the building before moving on to a photo stop at Seven Mile Beach. The Cayman Heritage House is next, a place where you can learn about Cayman’s past and culture as well as take photos of traditional Cayman homes. Then it’s on to the Turtle Farm to see hundreds of turtles and shop for a souvenir, followed by a stop at the Rum Cake Factory – including samples of cakes made from Tortuga Rum. And then you’ll literally go to Hell – a formation of jagged rocks – to send a postcard, duly postmarked as coming from “Hell”. On arrival at the Safe Haven Dock, you’ll sail to Stingray City where, following a safety briefing, you’ll be able to meet, greet and feed southern stingrays. The on-board photographer will snap shots of you while you are in the water and a cool drink awaits you on board before you return to your ship. Please note: the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair and is not available for women onwards of their 5th month of pregnancy.
      • ATLANTIS SUBMARINE

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          1:30 h

        • Adult$99Price per person

        • Child$69Price per person

        GCA53

        Feast your eyes on a marvellous underwater world, but stay dry and cosy at the same time by joining this unique cruise in a submarine, the Atlantis. After a short boat transfer from the ship, you’ll board the sub and at a depth of about 20-30 m/65-100 ft. begin to explore the marine environment. Experienced crew members will point out and share facts about the abundant aquatic wildlife you’ll be able to see through the portholes, from otherworldly sponge beds and coral formations to brightly coloured tropical fish. Normal sea-level pressure will be maintained throughout the air-conditioned journey to the depths, so you’ll stay cool and comfortable at all times. The tour draws to a close with your return to the ship.Please note: guests must be able to navigate a 10-step ladder without assistance. Guests must be at least 4 years of age and be at least 92 cm/3 ft. tall to take part.
      • DELUXE STINGRAY CITY SANDBAR TOUR

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          2:30 h

        • Adult$49Price per person

        • Child$35Price per person

        GCA48

        Take yourself off for a hat trick of fun in the sun on a tour that begins when you leave the ship and board the “Cayman Explorer” to head for the Cayman’s most famous water feature: the amazing Stingray City Sandbar. While you sail, enjoy sweeping views from the observation. Having covered the short distance to the sandbar, you will then get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience when you step down onto the boat’s roomy stern platform, which descends into the water, to meet and greet the stars of this show: the stingrays. A snorkel mask and life vest will be provided, so once you have put your kit on, you will be set to explore the azure-blue waters. The superb underwater visibility at this spot makes for unfettered views of numerous tropical fish and stingrays, who will happily come to you to be hand fed. Best of all, you do not need previous snorkelling experience to join in the fun – the water is shallow and perfectly safe. And do bring your camera to chronicle your “ray of a day” and take special memories home for keeps. Your return to the ship in Georgetown ends your tour. Please note: guests must be at least 4 years of age and be capable of using a few steps to get on and off the coach and the boat. We recommend bringing a change of clothes and a towel. The Marine Conservation Law prohibits the wearing of any footwear while in the water at the Stingray City Sandbar. Drinks are available at the bar at additional cost not covered by the price of the tour. Excursion schedules and sequence of visited sites are subject to change depending on weather and other technical conditions. The tour may be cancelled with very short notice due to sea currents conditions. Guests shall sign a waiver that will be available only in English. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
      • DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER & SEVEN MILE BEACH

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          3:30 h

        • Adult$119Price per person

        • Child$85Price per person

        GCA51

        Family-friendly and ideal even for young children and novice swimmers, this sister tour to GCA50 is open to all comers, regardless of their age. The excursion combines time with dolphins and a visit to the island’s longest beach. To start with, a short drive will take you from Georgetown up to the Dolphin Cove centre. Then you’ll head down to the natural lagoon, the site of your dolphin encounter, for an initial briefing. You’ll find the lagoon features a special submerged platform, enabling you to stand in waist-high water while you interact with the lovable marine mammals. Photographers will remain on hand to capture your special dolphin moments on film, with photos available for purchase when the encounter comes to an end. Moving on, Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is next, a long ribbon of the softest sand that is actually about a mile short of its advertised length. Food and drink can be purchased and beach chairs hired (at additional cost not covered by the price of the tour), so that your creature comforts will be well looked after. Time will then be yours to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings before the tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note: the order in which the tour is run may be reversed. The tour is designed for guests who feel less comfortable in the water and children under 8 years of age. For reasons of safety, all children under 5 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult (ratio: 1 child per adult) throughout the tour and under their constant supervision at all times; in such an event, the paying adult will also be required to sign a waiver prior to departure. All guests under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a paying adult who will be asked to sign a waiver form. Guests are advised to leave jewellery and any other valuables on board the ship. Guests are recommended to wear swimwear under comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as to bring a towel, a change of clothes and biodegradable sunscreen (for the sake of the environment).
      • DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER&STINGRAY CITY

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          4:30 h

        • Adult$112Price per person

        • Child$79Price per person

        GCA24

        Take some time off the ship and join this fascinating and highly varied tour, which begins with a short drive in an air-conditioned coach to Dolphin Cove, your first stop. After receiving a short orientation, you can enjoy a close encounter of the aquatic kind when you meet and greet these endearing sea creatures. Enjoy the friendship of your dolphin by petting and receiving a kiss or two. You will also be given information on typical dolphin behaviour and learn how the trainers communicate with the animals using hand signals. The tour then proceeds on to Stingray City, the site of your next underwater adventure, for an unforgettable chance to interact with and feed the friendly southern stingrays that are typical of these waters. On returning to Dolphin Cove, you can re-board the coach for the journey back to George Town and your ship. Please note: we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, shoes, swimwear, and bringing a change of clothes, towels and sunscreen. Any jewellery and other valuables must be left on board your ship. A paying adult must accompany guests under 8 years of age. An adult must sign a waiver form for all guests under the age of 18. This tour is not suitable for women who are pregnant. Excursion schedules and sequence of visited sites are subject to change depending on weather and other technical conditions. The tour may be cancelled with very short notice due to sea currents conditions.All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
      • DOLPHIN SWIM & 7 MILE BEACH

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          3:30 h

        • Adult$145Price per person

        • Child$102Price per person

        GCA50

        Some islands have all the luck: endless sunshine, friendly locals, gorgeous scenery, pristine beaches and – just as though that wasn’t enough – even dolphins swimming in their coastal waters. One such is Grand Cayman and this tour will see you both swim with dolphins and visit its longest beach. Your outing begins with a drive from Georgetown to the Dolphin Cove facility. Next, you’ll head down to the natural lagoon for a briefing before you get to play with, touch and ride belly-to-belly with the dolphins. On-site photographers will be busy with their cameras while you are in the water, creating lasting memories of a special experience. After your swim, you may like to purchase some photos and browse for souvenirs while waiting for your transfer down to Seven Mile Beach. This swathe of white sand very nearly does what it says on the tin and actually stretches out over some 6 miles, or roughly 10 kilometres. You’ll be dropped at a spot chosen with your comfort in mind, with food and drink on sale and beach chairs for hire (at additional cost not covered by the price of the tour). There’ll be sufficient time for you to enjoy all the beach has to offer before you head back to the pier and your ship. Please note: the order in which the tour is run may be reversed. Guests must be strong swimmers and at least 8 years of age to take part. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult throughout the tour and under their constant supervision at all times; in such an event, the paying adult will also be required to sign a waiver prior to departure. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with back or neck injuries and/or cardiac disease or a respiratory condition. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this tour. Guests are advised to leave jewellery and any other valuables on board the ship. Guests are recommended to wear swimwear under comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as to bring a towel, a change of clothes and biodegradable sunscreen (for the sake of the environment).
      • DOLPHIN SWIM &STINGRAY CITY

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          4:30 h

        • Adult$139Price per person

        • Child$99Price per person

        GCA25

        After leaving your ship, an air-conditioned drive first transfers you from George Town port to your first stop: Dolphin Cove. The highlight of your stay at Dolphin Cove is viewing a family of beautiful bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, the Caribbean Sea. After you have been fully briefed, your dolphin swim begins when you enter deep water and are introduced to these friendly aquatic mammals. The thrill of “riding” a dolphin belly to belly is simply incomparable. Get to know the animals, enjoy a kiss or two. The final stop on your tour will be the famous sandbar called Stingray City (which you will reach by boat) for a chance to make personal contact with friendly southern stingrays in their natural habitat. Your exciting aquatic tour comes to a close with your return to the ship in the air-conditioned comfort of a modern coach.Please note: we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, shoes, swimwear, and bringing a change of clothes, towels and sunscreen. Any jewellery and other valuables must be left on board your ship. A paying adult must accompany guests under 8 years of age. Guests must be 5 years or older to participate. The tour is not available for pregnant women or guests suffering from back/neck injuries or cardiac/respiratory conditions. Excursion schedules and sequence of visited sites are subject to change depending on weather and other technical conditions. The tour may be cancelled with very short notice due to sea currents conditions.All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
      • STINGRAY CITY & STARFISH POINT

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          3 h

        • Adult$69Price per person

        • Child$49Price per person

        GCA54

        What’s not to love about a chance to get up close and personal with stingrays and observe starfish, two of the marine world’s most fascinating creatures, in their natural habitat? You’ll first board an air-conditioned coach to reach the Safe Haven marina, during which your driver will provide you with entertaining information about the Cayman Islands. Once you’ve been briefed by the boat’s captain on safety matters, you’ll first sail to Stingray City for a chance to feed, swim and interact with these “puppies of the sea” – an unforgettable experience. Starfish Point then follows, where you can observe these unusual sea creatures, which are actually not fish but rather a close relative of the sea urchin. The boat ride back the pier then brings your tour to an end. Please note: guests must be at least 5 and no older than 77 years of age to take part. All guests are required to sign a waiver prior to joining the tour.
      • ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & WHITE HOUSE
        BEACH ESCAPE

        SCENIC ROUTE
        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          45 h

        • Adult$79Price per person

        • Child$55Price per person

        GCA58

        Upon departing the pier, your air conditioned bus transportation will drive through George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands for your sightseeing. An Experienced Driver is also your tour guide during this drive with plenty of photo Opportunities along the way. Board your awaiting bus for the first stop at Camana Bay where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the wonderfully intricate Observation Tower, an attraction in itself with a double Helix staircase, an elevator for those with mobility issues and a beautiful mosaic wall that starts from the base of the stairs that ascends to the roof and viewing platform and which captures the different types of scenery and marine life that one will find from a depth of 100 feet all the way up to the surface, as you climb the stairs. The Observation Tower provides stunning panoramic views of Grand Cayman from Coast to Coast, along with a Bird's Eye view of Camana Bay. Traveling on, driving through the Island’s original Capital of Bodden Town before arriving at the White House where you will have the opportunity to relax in this fantastic Mansion, located in tranquil surroundings, and enjoy some beach time on your included beach chair before heading back to your ship. Please note: All guests under the age of 16 years much be accompanied by a paying adult at all times. Guests should wear swimsuit under comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Guests should bring a towel and sun protection.
      • DELUXE WHITE HOUSE BEACH ESCAPE

        SEA & SUN
        • Lunch or dinner included

        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          4 h

        • Adult$99Price per person

        • Child$69Price per person

        GCA60

        After meeting at the Cruise Ship Terminal you will be transferred to the White House Mansion passing through the Bodden Tour, the original Capital of The Cayman Islands. This Gatsby inspired venue, located directly on the Caribbean Sea, boasts a beautiful white sandy beach and is where you will enjoy a special welcome from your Hostess. You can relax on your included beach chaise lounge while enjoying the soothing sounds of the waves on the beach or take a dip in the warm Caribbean Ocean. Enjoy lunch on the large deck overlooking the picturesque setting before returning to your ship. Please note: all guests under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times. Floats, snorkel gear and kayaks are available to rent at an additional cost. Guests should wear bring swimsuit, beach towel and sun protection.
      • REEF & WRECK SNORKEL

        SEA & SUN
        • Drink included

        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          4:30 h

        • Adult$45Price per person

        • Child$32Price per person

        GCA30

        Take yourself off the ship for half a day to discover two of the Cayman Islands’ best snorkelling sites, the first of which will be at the wreck of the USS Kittiwake. This former US Navy submarine rescue vessel was in service from 1946 right up to 1994, and then – in 2009 – was deliberately sunk at its present location off Seven Mile Beach to provide an artificial reef for local marine wildlife. While you snorkel around the 251 ft./76.5 m wreck, you’ll be able to see its main decks, look down smokestacks and catch glimpses of the ship’s hull and engine room. Next up is the so-called Cheeseburger Reef – a name that comes from a nearby outlet of a global fast-food brand – where a natural reef system can be enjoyed. At a depth of about 25 ft./7.6 m, you’ll be able to snorkel to your heart’s content. Finally and time permitting, the outing is rounded off with time to do some shopping in the centre of George Town before you return to the ship.Please note: guests must be at least 5 years of age to take part. Sightings of marine wildlife are common, but cannot be guaranteed.
      • WHITE HOUSE BEACH GETAWAY

        SEA & SUN
        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          4 h

        • Adult$69Price per person

        • Child$49Price per person

        GCA61

        After meeting at the Cruise Ship Terminal you will be transferred to the White House Mansion, going along the coast road and passing through Bodden Town, the original Capital of the Cayman Islands. Upon arrival at this Gatsby inspired Colonial Beach Mansion, located directly on the Caribbean Sea, a special welcome awaits you and your Hostess will explain and introduce the facilities to you. After changing into your swimwear, relax on your included beach chaise lounge on the white sand beach or enjoy a refreshing dip in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Take in the lulling sounds of the waves coming up on the seashore before heading back to your ship. Please note: all guests under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times. Full a la carte food and beverage services are available at an additional charge. Floats, snorkel gear and kayaks are available to rent at an additional cost. Guests should wear bring swimsuit, beach towel and sun protection.

      The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise.
      Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.

       

      Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

      Cayman Islands

      In contact with nature
      In contact with nature

      A vacation in the Cayman Islands means encountering a triumph of underwater life and stunning seaside locations, starting from Seven Miles Beach, a long crescent-shaped bay, amongst the most popular in the Greater Antilles.

      Not seven, as suggested by the name, but five and a half miles of pure Caribbean beach with a choice of bars and restaurants and the opportunity to go snorkeling in its shallow waters. If you wish to indulge in an even more moving marine experience, you should not miss an excursion to Stingray City.

      Protected by the reef that extends north of Grand Cayman, in fairly shallow waters (between 50 centimeters and two meters) there is a place where you can swim along with these large, friendly rays (with a full wing span of up to two meters), for these splendid and peaceful creatures actually enjoy contact with humans.

      And if you’re lucky, you might also see the large moray eel that lives here. If you’re eager to encounter all the aquatic life of the Caribbean, you should visit the Cayman Turtle Farm, at the far north-west end of the island. This is a beautiful marine park where you can swim with the sea turtles and look at the feeding of sharks.