Cruise schedule forecasts drop on ’08

Cruise passenger number forecasts going into the third quarter of the year show that Cayman can expect around a 10 per cent drop on last year in passengers aboard the ships.

Cruise ships

Cruise ships

This is traditionally the slow cruise period for the Caribbean – during hurricane season.

Similar projections (according to the Port Authority’s cruise schedule) showed a potential of 311,276 for the same period in 2008 and 315,000 for 2007 while this year the projection is for 281,036.

These projections are based on ships being full.

The busiest month over the next three will be July, with a total of 33 calls from 11 vessels bringing a potential of 98,842 passengers on board.

Busiest days are those with four ships: Tuesday 14 and Tuesday 28.

There are five days when three ships call. These are: Wednesday 1, Tuesday 7, Wednesday 15, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 29.

The next busiest month is September with a total of 31 calls scheduled from 11 vessels, bringing the potential for 94,226 passengers.

Busiest days are the seven when three ships are in port. These are: Tuesday 1, Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Tuesday 15, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Tuesday 29.

The slowest month in the third quarter is set to be August when there are to be 30 calls from 11 vessels with the potential for 87,968 passengers.

Busiest days are those with four ships: Tuesday 11 and Tuesday 25.

Days when there are three ships in port are: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 12, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 26.

The following is the cruise schedule for the third quarter of this year:

July

Wed Jul 1: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Thurs Jul 2: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest;

Mon Jul 6: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Jul 7: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Thurs Jul 9: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon Jul 13: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Jul 14: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed Jul 15: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Mon, Jul 20: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Jul 21: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Thurs Jul 23: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon Jul 27: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Jul 28: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed Jul 29: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Thurs Jul 30: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest.

August

Mon, Aug 3: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Aug 4: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Thurs Aug 6: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon Aug 10: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Aug 11: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed Aug 12: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Mon Aug 17: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Aug 18: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Thurs Aug 20: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon Aug 24: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Aug 25: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed, Aug 26: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Thurs Aug 27: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest;

Mon, Aug 31: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration.

September

Tues Sep 1: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Thurs Sep 3: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon, Sep 7: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Sep 8: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed, Sep 9: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Thurs Sep 10: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest;

Mon, Sep 14: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Sep 15: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Wed, Sep 16: 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty;

Thurs Sep 17: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Conquest; 08:00 – 16:00 Freedom of the Seas;

Mon Sep 21: 07:30 – 16:00 Enchantment Of The Seas;

Tues Sep 22: 06:14 – 17:00 Disney Magic; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 09:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor;

Wed Sep 23: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Freedom; 08:00 – 16:00 Liberty of the Seas; 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Mon Sep 28: 08:00 – 15:00 Carnival Inspiration;

Tues Sep 29: 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Valor; 07:00 – 16:00 Carnival Legend; 08:00 – 16:00 Carnival Destiny;

Wed, Sep 30: 08:00 – 16:30 Carnival Liberty.

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