Why choose a cruise to George Town?

If your ideal holiday includes fantastic weather, sensational scenery and water activities galore, then George Town is the place for you. It also offers luxury, duty-free shopping within walking distance of the port, and local craft and farmers markets.

It’s not just a tropical paradise where you can scuba dive or go whale watching. Explore its rich history by visiting landmarks like Fort George or immerse yourself in days gone by with a visit to the National Museum of George Town. There’s something for everyone in this Caribbean wonderland.

george town caymanA guide to George Town’s hotspots

Seven Mile Beach

A nirvana for water-sports fans. From parasailing to scuba diving, kayaking to snorkelling at the coral reef, Seven Mile Beach has it all.

If you want something more sedate, relax on the beach while gazing in wonder at some of the most prestigious homes in the Cayman Islands which line its shores. Or fuel up on traditional Caribbean food and drink at one of its many restaurants and bars.

coral reefQueen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

This traditional Caymanian garden boasts a myriad of exotic plants and flowers. See nature at its finest as you wander through its exquisite gardens and woodlands.

At the lake area, you’ll find native animals and birds in their natural habitat. When a refreshment stop is in order, make your way to the Tea House where you can take in the breathtaking views.

Stingray City

Unusual isn’t the word for this unique opportunity to get up close and personal with stingrays, starfish and Turtles at Stingray City. Situated inside the cruise ship terminal, you can walk straight off the ship and into the experience of a lifetime.

Cuddle a stingray, snorkel with turtles or watch in wonder as starfish pass you by.

Porto di Georgetown

The port is a favourite with tourists. A hub of activity, here you can pick up a submarine tour or glass-bottomed boat trip before enjoying some retail therapy.

The lively mix of colourful buildings and outdoor murals stand out against a backdrop of endless ocean and bobbing boats.

Cruise lines that sail to the port of George Town

• Marella Cruises

• Princess Cruises

• MSC Cruises

• Royal Caribbean

• Celebrity Cruises

The best time to visit George Town

No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll need your sunglasses, hat and sunscreen as the average temperature is around 28˚C. May heralds the arrival of the rainy season which lasts until October. If you’re planning on indulging in water activities, avoid August and September when tropical storms can hit.

November brings more sunshine, and the high season for tourists begins in December and last until mid-April. This is the perfect time for grabbing your snorkel and hitting the beach.

Did you know?

• Seven Mile Beach is actually only 5.5 miles long

• September is the rainiest month

• Passengers on cruise ships are pre-cleared for immigration purposes before arriving in George Town so they can go straight ashore

• George Town is located on Grand Cayman, the biggest of the Cayman Islands