Grand Turk Island

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
09:31 23 Jan 2018

Coordinates
21.43160 N, -71.14599 W

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Grand Turk Island is the easternmost of the over 30 Turks and Caicos Islands and cays. The island is a British Overseas Territory (part of the UK). It covers a total area of 18 km2 (7 ml2) and has population around 4,000.Grand Turk Island cruise port

Almost all of the island's residents are in the waterfront capital Cockburn Town. This small settlement features traditional Indian wood-with-shutters and stucco style buildings. Also here is the miles-long Governor's Beach. The 1840s built Guinep Lodge houses the Turks and Caicos National Museum, with displaying the Molasses Reef Wreck (Europe's oldest ship found in the New World. There are also exhibits on Salt industry, Loyalist Plantation Period, Taino Arawaks (island's pre-Columbian inhabitants).

The UK's Turks and Caicos islands land territory is sized approx 166 ml2 (430 km2), and the ocean territory is around 5000 ml2 (12950 km2).

  • These islands are located less than 30 ml (48 km) southeast of The Bahamas (another UK territory) and approx 130 ml (210 km) north of Hispaniola Island's coast (occupied by Dominican Republic and Haiti).
  • Most of the islands are sand-fringed and flat, with desert-like terrain (scrub growth). On some isles there are salt ponds, while others have limestone cliffs.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands make up a British Crown Colony (self-governing status, like Bermuda). The islands' total population is around 8,000.

Grand Turk Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Grand Turk Island dock at a pier located south of Cockburn Town.Cockburn Town (Grand Turk Island)

The island's cruise ship terminal is named "Grand Turk Cruise Center". This is a beachfront facility located in a beautifully landscaped area sized approx 75,850 m2 (784,100 ft2). The terminal's location offers a safe approach for cruise ships and berthing the whole year-round. The distance from the docking pier to the cruise terminal is approx 120 m (390 ft).Grand Turk cruise ship terminal

  • The cruise terminal complex offers as amenities swimming (in the ocean waters or its large swimming pool), strolling along the beach, relaxing in the complimentary chaise loungers (on the beach and around the swimming pool), renting private cabanas (poolside), renting clam shell shades (for beach chairs), renting snorkeling equipment and floats. All rental services are at the Beach Rental Hut (on the beach). Beach side massages are also offered.
  • Best snorkelling location is in front the Beach Rental Hut, with a few cannons and anchors submerged there.
  • The terminal building houses Caribbean’s largest Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar, also a restaurant and a retail shop.
  • The swimming pool is adjacent to the Margaritaville bar. Also here is the surfing simulator "Grand Turk FlowRider". The FlowRider can be booked as a shore excursion (through the cruise company). The facility operates with 2 high pressure waves producing a 3-inch layer of water moving at high speed.
  • At the more quieter South Beach is located the "Beached Whale Bar & Grill" - a signature Grand Turk Island dining venue. Its menu's featured items are Coconut Shrimp, Cracked Conch, Conch Fritters, Seafood Chowder, as well as daily fish specials.
  • The terminal's shopping complex includes numerous duty-free shops (luxury jewelry, watches, designer clothing), also locally made merchandise (gifts, souvenirs), food and drink facilities.. The list of represented store brands includes Diamonds International, Tanzanite International, Silver Emporium, Dufry, Colombian Emeralds, Effy, Goodmark, Piranha Joes, Dizzy Donkey, Del Sol, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Joelle & Jake, Indigo Pearls, Goldsmith.

The following map of the cruise port shows all its facilities (including all stores).Grand Turk cruise port map

The Grand Turk Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Grand Turk Island.

If you lose the Grand Turk Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Grand Turk Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Grand Turk Island. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 January, 2018
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Carnival Magic(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
Carnival Ecstasy(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 19:00)
Carnival Splendor(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
ms Eurodam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
Friday
5 January, 2018
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Carnival Sensation(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 14:00)
Silver Wind(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 15:00)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
ms Eurodam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
Carnival Glory(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
12 January, 2018
ms Veendam(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
15 January, 2018
Carnival Vista(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 14:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
ms Koningsdam(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
Carnival Pride(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Carnival Magic(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
19 January, 2018
Azura(arriving at 19 Jan - departing at 19 Jan)
Saturday
20 January, 2018
Queen Victoria(arriving at 20 Jan - departing at 20 Jan)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
Carnival Victory(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Carnival Sensation(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
Carnival Ecstasy(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
25 January, 2018
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Carnival Glory(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
26 January, 2018
Carnival Sunshine(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
Royal Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 19:00)
Monday
29 January, 2018
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 14:00)
2018 January