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Published: March 15th 2014
As we had to be off the boat early this morning, we decided to try the room service breakfast. There is no extra cost for this and they will deliver as much food and drink as you ask them to. It arrived exactly as ordered at 6.15 am. We should have ordered more.
The ship docked in Grand Cayman at 7.30am this morning. The dock here is not big enough for these huge cruise ships, so we docked out to sea and got tenders to transport everyone onto the island.
We have a trip booked to a turtle farm this morning that starts at 8.00am so are some of the first people off the ship. Those with booked trips through Carnival, always disembark from the ship first. They are very strict about this.
With so many people all trying to get off the ship for tours at the same time, it would be easy for this to be very chaotic, but Carnival have got it all very well organised, and there were enough people there to ensure that everyone was where they needed to be. Queue jumpers very unwelcome.
It was here we met a serving American
Police officer from Michigan and his partner. We struck up a meaningful friendship with them and exchanged details. They were already planning to visit Tenerife at some stage in the future. We spoke again later in the week further.
The tour of the turtle farm was everything that we thought it would be and more. The guide was very knowledgeable and it seemed important to him that everyone had a good time.
There was one pool of 8-9 month old Green turtles that we were able to pick up. This caused much laughter as the turtles seemed to be playing by coming upto people then swimming away fast when our hands got close. We did manage to catch some of them
At the end of the tour we were guided to a beach area where we could swim or paddle with the turtles, but there did not seem to be many in here, so we did not do this. Other people from the boat commented later that they had done it, and there was, indeed, many turtles in the water. The only turtles we could not handle or view were those fearsome snapping turtles.
way into the turtle farm our guide pointed out a dolphin park, so once we had finished with the turtles we head to the dolphin park. The entrance was free, but you could pay to swim with them, but we did not. We have strong views about Dolphins kept in captivity.
We were back on board the boat by about 2pm and after a light lunch headed to the deck to get some further sun. Today was very different day from yesterday. There are lots of sun loungers to choose from this time.
Following our recent high end dining experiences, we decided we would stay in the Lido restaurant for dinner today, and then have a visit to the casino to finish off the day with some slots.
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