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The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:46 pm

I figured it would be a good time to start a topic about Grand Turk, our awesome port of call...especially since this just happened:

https://carnival-news.com/2017/11/02/gr ... l-ecstasy/
I'm really happy they've finally been able to reopen.

We have quite a few Survivors who have not been to Grand Turk yet since 70K last visited there way back in 2013, but those longtimers who WERE there have often said it was the best port 70K had ever sailed to. So, ask any questions right here. :headbanger:

(As a disclaimer, I wasn't on 70K back in 2013, but I've been to Grand Turk four times so I know a little about it. And yeah, it's my favorite port of call, too. :twisted: )
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by jdch28 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:19 am

So... I'm going with the default dumb question. What makes it so much better than the rest?
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by Mark » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:56 pm

jdch28 wrote:So... I'm going with the default dumb question. What makes it so much better than the rest?


Wondered that as well.
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by sara » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:58 pm

It looks gorgeous. I see the Margaritaville has a swim-up bar, that's cool.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:45 pm

jdch28 wrote:So... I'm going with the default dumb question. What makes it so much better than the rest?


There's a few things.

No major "hassling" by overzealous "salespeople" at the port. If you wandered through the "straw market" last time at Labadee, you know what I'm talking about. And there are places that are worse. Nassau, anyone?

The entire island is only about 8 miles long and it's pretty safe. With a population of only 4,000 or so, it basically doubles when a cruise ship arrives. It's pretty hard to get lost even if you rent a golf cart and go off on your own.

The pool, pool loungers, beach and beach loungers are all free by the cruise center and are literally right at the end of the pier to the left, through Margaritaville. (It's the largest M'Ville in the Caribbean and one of the largest on Earth.) If you don't want the noise and partying from M'Ville, if you go to the right you'll find a much quieter beach and also the John Glenn commemorative exhibit. We tought the snorkeling was better by Jack's Shack, though.

You can snorkel right off the beach near Margaritaville and on up to Jack's Shack. When I was there last year the snorkeling had gotten much better once you get out past the surf zone. Due to the dredging for the ship-channel, there are spots where you can free-dive down to 40 ft. It wasn't easy, but I managed it. :beerbang:

Speaking of Jack's Shack, it's a bar further up (north) on the beach from Margaritaville, a lot less touristy and owned by an American ex-pat. If you visit their website you can get a coupon good for a free shot of rum. They're good people and their dog, Topher, may be the most famous canine in the Caribbean.

(There are more bars and stuff, I just know M'Ville and Jack's from experience.)

"Serious" scuba divers and such can book an excursion to go to "The Wall," which is a drop in the ocean floor from 40 ft to over 7,000 feet, really close to the island. It's a world-famous diving site.

If you'd rather do something a bit more immersive or cultural, you can take a taxi or rent a golf cart and visit Cockburn Town, which is the (small) town on the island. (It's pronounced "Co-Burn Town," but don't tell Andy. I think he enjoys saying it the other way. :lol: ) Cockburn Town is the capital of Turks & Caicos...which is kinda weird because most of the people and the resorts of T&C are on Providenciales, the much bigger island to the northwest. So, there are a few cultural places to visit there.

There's also a lighthouse you can visit at the northern tip of the island. All of this is easily accessible by renting a golf cart or full-day taxi tours. (Maybe bicycles and scooters, I'm not sure about that.)

Basically, there's a fair amount of things to do, and many of them are free and close.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Anyone who was on 70K 2015 remembers that the Margaritaville at Ocho Rios knew we were coming and blasted metal for us all day when we were there. They also made a one-time "event" t-shirt just for us. It was really cool. You could possibly hear Cannibal Corpse on the PA....while drinking at the bar with members of Cannibal Corpse. :whisky:
When we went to Falmouth the following year they had no idea we were coming, and the place was pretty dead. I wuz disappoint. :roll:

So, I sent a message to the Margaritaville at Grand Turk a few weeks ago, telling them we were coming, 4,000-strong, and that it'd be cool (and good for their business) if they did something along the same lines as Ocho Rios did.

I haven't gotten a response. :evil:

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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by mooyagi » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:33 pm

Pellaz wrote:No major "hassling" by overzealous "salespeople" at the port. If you wandered through the "straw market" last time at Labadee, you know what I'm talking about. And there are places that are worse. Nassau, anyone?


This is the biggest point for me. I hate being bothered by hawkers. Labadee wasn't too bad because it was easy to avoid that area. Nassau certainly was the worst. Those people were super aggressive and would try to physically grab you to take you to their stall. Fuck that place.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by jdch28 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Pellaz wrote: No major "hassling" by overzealous "salespeople" at the port. If you wandered through the "straw market" last time at Labadee, you know what I'm talking about. And there are places that are worse. Nassau, anyone?

That's definitely an important issue; the less annoying 'salespeople', the more we can get drunk in peace.


Pellaz wrote:Basically, there's a fair amount of things to do, and many of them are free and close.

Okay, everything sounds pretty fun! Thanks for all the great info, didn't expect so much haha. I'm gonna start reading a little about the places you mentioned, maybe something catches my attention.


Pellaz wrote: If you visit their website you can get a coupon good for a free shot of rum. .

Yay, free rum! :cheers:

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by Yippee38 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:48 pm

We're considering doing some scuba while there, as it's supposed to be one of the best places in the world to dive. However, we'd have to seriously limit out alcohol the day before, so we probably will just snorkel.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:40 pm

mooyagi wrote:
Pellaz wrote:No major "hassling" by overzealous "salespeople" at the port. If you wandered through the "straw market" last time at Labadee, you know what I'm talking about. And there are places that are worse. Nassau, anyone?


This is the biggest point for me. I hate being bothered by hawkers. Labadee wasn't too bad because it was easy to avoid that area.


I had read warnings on CruiseCritic about that "avenue of annoyance" on Labadee. I still took that route to save some time and it was about as bad as I expected. There were ship security officers patrolling that section of Labadee, watching for "overzealous" hucksters. The scary part is, all of the hucksters had to be "approved" by Royal Caribbean to get inside the perimeter fence. --And they STILL feel a need to keep a watchful eye on them. :shock:

Nassau certainly was the worst. Those people were super aggressive and would try to physically grab you to take you to their stall. Fuck that place.


Yeah, I won't bother getting off the ship there unless I have a good reason to do so.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:45 pm

Yippee38 wrote:We're considering doing some scuba while there, as it's supposed to be one of the best places in the world to dive. However, we'd have to seriously limit out alcohol the day before,


O the horror :lol:

so we probably will just snorkel.


If you DO decide to do scuba, I can recommend Oasis Divers on Grand Turk. I've used them twice (via ship excursions) for snuba there and they've been really good.
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by bodomdragon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:41 am

Pellaz wrote:If you DO decide to do scuba, I can recommend Oasis Divers on Grand Turk. I've used them twice (via ship excursions) for snuba there and they've been really good.

I am seriously considering scuba diving - I am a certified diver. Do you think there's enough time to do it? Is this place very far from our port?
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It was my first 70k, my first time in the caribbean sea and its a real special place for me..

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by Phoenix » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:47 am

Hey Pellaz, you've been there a bunch - what sort of excursions are usually on offer from RC? Curious if there's some sort of coastal tour like there was in Haiti - that was really awesome this year.

If not, I'd either be looking for some snorkelling or just some swimming if there's enough of a place to do that. Was a little disappointed by the area Haiti had roped off for swimming.
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[quote="Pellaz"]
I had read warnings on CruiseCritic about that "avenue of annoyance" on Labadee. I still took that route to save some time and it was about as bad as I expected. There were ship security officers patrolling that section of Labadee, watching for "overzealous" hucksters. The scary part is, all of the hucksters had to be "approved" by Royal Caribbean to get inside the perimeter fence. --And they STILL feel a need to keep a watchful eye on them. :shock: [quote]

We accidentally walked in that direction while heading back toward the ship. They were all salivating waiting for us to "cross the line" into their sell space. Made a hard turn out of there before trouble started. :lol:
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by Pellaz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:07 pm

bodomdragon wrote:
Pellaz wrote:If you DO decide to do scuba, I can recommend Oasis Divers on Grand Turk. I've used them twice (via ship excursions) for snuba there and they've been really good.

I am seriously considering scuba diving - I am a certified diver.

Awesome! Most of my friends are shocked that I'm -- technically -- NOT certified. :lol:

Do you think there's enough time to do it? Is this place very far from our port?


Yes, there would be time. The island is only 8 miles long and The Wall is not far from the shore...in fact, I think I've read that it's swimmable from shore, although not a short swim.
Scuba excursions are normally offered through the cruise line at Grand Turk, or you could arrange one "outside." The cruise line excursions were handled through Oasis Divers the last time I was there (about 13 months ago).
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It'll be year six for me, only place I've got off the boat!

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by Pellaz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:10 pm

Phoenix wrote:Hey Pellaz, you've been there a bunch - what sort of excursions are usually on offer from RC?


Absolutely NONE. It's a Carnival port. :lol: :lol:

Curious if there's some sort of coastal tour like there was in Haiti - that was really awesome this year.


Here's a list from Carnival of what they offer. It's difficult to know which ones Royal will be picking up for our visit, and also which -- if any -- were affected by hurricane damage.
https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/grand-turk
I also see some that are not listed, but were offered 13 months ago. :?

If not, I'd either be looking for some snorkelling or just some swimming if there's enough of a place to do that. Was a little disappointed by the area Haiti had roped off for swimming.


You and me both!

Luckily, Grand Turk has plenty of room for swimming and snorkeling.
If the beach and the water from Margaritaville up to Jack's Shack gets too busy (not too likely, it's probably a quarter-mile long), then you can go further past Jack's Shack and the small pier next to it to Governor's Beach, which reportedly has good snorkeling. You have to walk up to the road, though; you're not allowed to walk or swim under the pier. When you see the wrecked ship to the left, as we approach the dock, you'll be looking at Governor's Beach.

We're the only ship scheduled in port that day, and right now Grand Turk is limited to only one ship per day due to hurricane damage and recovery.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Phoenix » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:20 pm

Pellaz wrote:Absolutely NONE. It's a Carnival port. :lol: :lol:


Well, good. I'm glad we had this conversation :lol:

Here's a list from Carnival of what they offer. It's difficult to know which ones Royal will be picking up for our visit, and also which -- if any -- were affected by hurricane damage.
I also see some that are not listed, but were offered 13 months ago. :?


I think you forgot the link bud :P But thank you! I'm happy to hear that, in theory, there will be more freedom for us at port this year.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

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Pellaz wrote:
Here's a list from Carnival of what they offer. It's difficult to know which ones Royal will be picking up for our visit, and also which -- if any -- were affected by hurricane damage.
I also see some that are not listed, but were offered 13 months ago. :?


I think you forgot the link bud :P But thank you! I'm happy to hear that, in theory, there will be more freedom for us at port this year.


Lol, I got so distracted reading the listings I forgot to paste it in. I've added it back.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by deathmetalpat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:57 pm

According to the calendar the stay in port is 10 hours ,which might be longest scheduled stop in 70k history.8;00-18;00 ,might be extra long because 70k is only ship in port and history of extreme alcohol consumption for the cruise :lol:
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by gnoff_the_creep » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:12 am

Pellaz wrote:
jdch28 wrote:So... I'm going with the default dumb question. What makes it so much better than the rest?


There's a few things.

No major "hassling" by overzealous "salespeople" at the port. If you wandered through the "straw market" last time at Labadee, you know what I'm talking about. And there are places that are worse. Nassau, anyone?



Nassau...

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Also, can't find a puking one...

As for Grand Turks: That is one of the reasons I feel sad not to go next year, was the only place/port I've actually enjoyed over all my cruises.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

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deathmetalpat wrote:According to the calendar the stay in port is 10 hours ,which might be longest scheduled stop in 70k history.8;00-18;00 ,might be extra long because 70k is only ship in port and history of extreme alcohol consumption for the cruise :lol:


Wow, if it's really a ten-hour visit, that's even extra awesome. That means that even if I do the snuba excursion there (for the third time), I'll have plenty of additional time to go snorkeling at the beach.
The ship is so close* that you can go back on board for free lunch and then come back outside, and a ten-hour visit would make that pretty easy time-wise.

* and by close I mean, when you're snorkeling out at the line, farthest from the shore by Margaritaville, you can almost see the ship's hull underwater from where you are....it's THAT close.


gnoff_the_creep wrote:As for Grand Turks: That is one of the reasons I feel sad not to go next year, was the only place/port I've actually enjoyed over all my cruises.
Perhaps not so "ooooh, look at that", but rather, you'll be left the fuck alone to do your business, not getting yelled at for not throwing your money at locals.


Yep. There are a few cruise ports I've been to where they don't hassle you (too much) and you don't have to "run the gauntlet" like in Nassau.
Grand Cayman was good, the private islands (CocoCay, Half Moon Cay) are good.... Cozumel isn't too bad: they'll try to get you into their stores but they won't physically assault you. Ocho Rios was pretty bad ("No, dude, I don't smoke weed and I don't want my fucking hair braided!") and we never went past the port security gate at Falmouth so I don't know if there was a "gauntlet" to run there.

Speaking of private islands, Royal Caribbean is supposedly installing an actual pier at their private island, CocoCay (real name: Little Stirrup Cay), which would make it a possible 70K destination in the future. Right now big ships like ours can't go there because it's a tender port (requires smaller boats to ferry you back and forth to shore). That'd be awesome!
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by mooyagi » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:21 pm

Pellaz wrote:Speaking of private islands, Royal Caribbean is supposedly installing an actual pier at their private island, CocoCay (real name: Little Stirrup Cay), which would make it a possible 70K destination in the future. Right now big ships like ours can't go there because it's a tender port (requires smaller boats to ferry you back and forth to shore). That'd be awesome!


Grand Cayman was a tender port and that was a major pain. I didn't mind the town and beach itself but getting back to the ship took a long time.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:23 pm

mooyagi wrote:
Pellaz wrote:Speaking of private islands, Royal Caribbean is supposedly installing an actual pier at their private island, CocoCay (real name: Little Stirrup Cay), which would make it a possible 70K destination in the future. Right now big ships like ours can't go there because it's a tender port (requires smaller boats to ferry you back and forth to shore). That'd be awesome!


Grand Cayman was a tender port and that was a major pain. I didn't mind the town and beach itself but getting back to the ship took a long time.


Yeah, I kinda liked the town -- I was there last month -- but tendering back and forth is a huge time-waster. You might be scheduled to be there for seven hours, but when one hour is spent waiting to get off the ship and another hour is spent waiting in line to get back, it really reduces your time to enjoy the port.

Royal doesn't bring its bigger ships (like our Indy, and the Oasis-class ships) to CocoCay because by the time everyone was tendered off the boat, it would be time to start tendering people back. :shock:
I really hope they install a pier there. I've only been there once (a few months before the first 70K) and it was great...and the snorkeling was awesome; had to be hundreds, maybe thousands of fish. 70K could definitely use a new port to visit, too. :D
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:53 am

For those of you who remember the special "metalheads" theme at the Margaritaville in Ocho Rios for 70K in 2015.....

I sent a message to the Margaritaville in Grand Turk asking if they were interested in maybe "welcoming" us there with 70K specials, metal on the PA, maybe a 70K event-only t-shirt like last time. They wrote back and said they were interested; they'll be contacting UMC about it. :beerbang:

Who knows? Maybe we'll have an even more metal time ashore at GT, and those of you who've been there know how awesome (and BIG) that Margaritaville really is.
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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Jaimie38 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:49 am

Sounds awesome--thanks!
I was at the Ocho Rios Margaritaville and bought one the "Welcome Metalheads" shirts. Was a fun day there for sure.

When we were in Turks in 2013, we basically overran the beaches and bars, and the PA's that were playing dance, top 40 music slowly turned to metal..

The bar staffs could not believe how much we drank and tipped. Looks like the Margaritaville is really close to the port... I need to explore more of the island this time around.

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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

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Re: The Officially Unofficial Grand Turk topic

by Pellaz » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:53 pm

Jaimie38 wrote:Sounds awesome--thanks!
I was at the Ocho Rios Margaritaville and bought one the "Welcome Metalheads" shirts. Was a fun day there for sure.


Yep, me too. I'll sometimes wear my shirt to work. "Oh, cool, which Margaritaville was that-- Wait, does that say 'metalheads'?" :lol:

When we were in Turks in 2013, we basically overran the beaches and bars, and the PA's that were playing dance, top 40 music slowly turned to metal.


That's good to hear. --Literally.

The bar staffs could not believe how much we drank and tipped. :pound:


Yeah, I made sure I mentioned that in my email. :beerwink: We tend to drink a lot...and since Royal doesn't offer inclusive drink packages AND they've raised drink prices since last year, Margaritaville could really clean up. It may be cheaper for us to drink in the port. :shock:

Looks like the Margaritaville is really close to the port... I need to explore more of the island this time around.


The M'Ville is literally 50-100 yards from the end of the DuFry shop (the duty-free shop that you have to walk through when you pass the "Welcome To / Grand Turk" signs). Close enough that it's technically part of the Cruise Center.

For exploring more of the island, there are at least two companies still offering golf cart rentals just outside the cruise terminal gates; one other company, KaribCarts, isn't taking any reservations for 2018.
Exploring is pretty easy, as the island is less than 8 miles in any direction. Or you can walk down along the beach to places like Jack's Shack. :D
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