Originally posted by Larry in Miami:
Grand Cayman is a great place, I would say very safe.
I would stay on the ship in Jamaica. They will constantly be pestering you to buy "something" legal or not. Some of the them can get rather physical when you say no. The last cruise to Jamaica one of my table mates at dinner almost got in a fight because he would not buy something from one of the vendors at Dunn's River Falls.
Watch out when they want to "give" you some beads or something for free. NOTHING is free.
Jamacia is beautiful but I never felt comfortable. My wife and I were comped by Carnival for an excursion that included Dunn River Falls. To begin with we were treated with disdain because we had comp tickets. Then when we got to Dunn River Falls the guide insisted that our comp did not include the price for the falls and we either had to pay or not go in. When climbing the falls I could not help think that if we did not get to the bus on time they would have left us in a second. Trying to get to the bus on time we still had to run the gauntlet leaving the falls of all the pushy sellers. I was never so glad to get back to the ship. I would not return to Jamacia again and if it was part of my cruise I would stay on board.