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Over 58,500 passengers in first week of year

Over 58,500 passengers in first week of year

| 03/01/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The cruise ship sector is off to a great start, as statistics on the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands website indicate than more than 58,500 people will be arriving in Grand Cayman this week aboard 24 ships. Nearly 7,000 passengers sailed into George Town on New Year’s Day, but that [...]

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Cayman appears on mega ship’s 2019 itinerary

Cayman appears on mega ship’s 2019 itinerary

| 04/12/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): MSC Cruises has announced that its mega ship, Meraviglia, a 5,700-passenger ‘smart’ ship that was launched this summer, will include the Cayman Islands on its itinerary during the 2019 autumn season, even though there will be no piers in George Town when the ship makes is debut in [...]

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Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

| 29/11/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS Business): The cruise sector will be enjoying a bumper day Wednesday as more than 19,700 people will be arriving in George Town on six ships in the busiest day of the year. Cruise arrival numbers had been down for this year at the end of October, as rough weather had impacted the calls, but [&h [...]

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7MB #25 on travel website’s best beach list

7MB #25 on travel website’s best beach list

| 27/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has come in at number 25 on a list of the world’s top fifty beaches by a Canadian online travel company. Around 1,800 beaches were said to have been evaluated and some 600 of world’s best travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies [...]

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Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

| 03/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said he expects that more than 400,000 tourists will have visited the Cayman Islands by the end of this year, passing another record-breaking milestone and continuing the incredible successes in overnight tourism figures since he took over the ministry in 20 [...]

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Cayman sends full tourism team to FCCA conference

Cayman sends full tourism team to FCCA conference

| 26/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Government officials were joined by private sector tourism stakeholders to create a 19-man delegation at the 24th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) ​Conference in Merida, Mexico, where they delivered the message that Cayman is open for business following the impact [...]

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Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

| 09/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS Business): Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) is changing the itinerary or three of its ships next year to avoid Falmouth Port in Jamaica, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, even though the port was built through a partnership between RCCL and Port Authority of Jamaica. However, the [...]

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April stayover guests soar to new high

April stayover guests soar to new high

| 17/05/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): The continued success story of overnight tourism reached record highs last month when a whopping 38,927 visitors flew into the Cayman Islands, largely from the United States. The figure represents the best air arrival statistics for April since the tourism department began keeping re [...]

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2016 cruise figures fall short on previous year

2016 cruise figures fall short on previous year

| 12/01/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS) Although 577 ships called at the George Town port during the last twelve months, the annual passenger figure has fallen short on the numbers recorded in 2015 by 4,959, according to statistics on the port authority website. In 2015, 575 ships brought 1,716,812 while an extra two vessels brought [...]

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Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

| 21/12/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The spread of Zika virus in the region, the weakening of the British pound, terrorism attacks in Europe curtailing travellers and constraints on Cayman’s own room stock were just some of the challenges the tourism sector faced in 2016, but tourist arrivals still grew by around 2.5% nonethel [...]

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Plans to cut dredging go to cruise lines

Plans to cut dredging go to cruise lines

| 15/11/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry councillor, Joey Hew, has claimed that the cruise port’s new design reduces the dredging footprint, as government prepares to begin the tender process for the controversial project, which it maintains will be underway before the election. With the tourism ministry’s r [...]

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DoT upbeat about Cuba’s burgeoning tourism

DoT upbeat about Cuba’s burgeoning tourism

| 15/06/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): Tourism to Cuba was boosted last week with the announcement of two major developments: there will be a resumption, after more than 50 years, of commercial flights to the island from the US before the end of the year, and a new Miami-based cruise line is planning trips from Florida to [...]

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First US cruise ship for fifty years docks in Havana

First US cruise ship for fifty years docks in Havana

| 03/05/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS Business): More than 700 passengers on the first cruise in almost 50 years arrived in Havana Monday on a Carnival ship, which left Miami on Sunday. The Adonia, which is part of its Fathom cruise fleet, steamed into Cuba to be greeted by waving crowds. Although Americans still cannot legally vis [...]

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Carnival first major US cruise line to sail into Cuba

Carnival first major US cruise line to sail into Cuba

| 23/03/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS Business): The world’s largest cruise company will be the first of the major American lines to cruise to the island of Cuba in more than 50 years. According to international reports, the Adonia, one of the cruise line’s Fathom brand, will sail from Miami with 704 passengers for a we [...]

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Arrivals soar to new record highs

Arrivals soar to new record highs

| 13/01/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Over 2.1 million visitors arrived in Cayman during 2015, making it, as expected, another record-breaking year. Both cruise and air arrivals were up during the last twelve months, with 385,379 total air arrivals, a marginal 0.67% increase over 2014. However, this was not only the most arrival [...]

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