Cayman welcomes Holiday Dream

Cayman has added another cruise liner to its list of ships calling in to port.

On Thursday MSS Holiday Dream of Pullmantur Cruises on its inaugural trip to the Cayman Islands dropped anchor in the George Town harbour with 800 passengers.

She joined six other liners: Carnival Victory, Carnival Conquest, Mariner of the Sea, Rhapsody of the Seas, Star Princess and Westerdam to make the seventh ship in port for the day.

Acting on behalf of Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush, Julianna O’Connor-Connolly and Ports Facility Security Joseph Woods exchanged commemorative plaques with Holiday’s Captain, Mirko Vranicic.

Both Ms O’Connor-Connolly and Mr. Woods extended a warm Cayman welcome to those on board. The pair issued an invitation to come back. Captain Vrancicic said he hoped the relationship with Cayman would be a successful and lasting one.

Invited guests were then taken on a tour of the ship, which accommodates over 1,047 passengers and 408 crew members.

On board are a number of restaurants, including Harry’s, which seats 450 guests. There are also a number of discos, bars, a shopping mall and play areas for children.

The ship, which is over 21 years old, sails from Havana Cuba to Cosumel Mexico, Montego Bay in Jamaica and then to Grand Cayman every Thursday for an 11-hour stopover.

The Holiday Dream which caters to honeymooners, is 200 meters long, 50 meters high and weighs 39,000 tons,

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