To accommodate the expected influx of tourists, a section of Harbour Drive became a temporary pedestrian zone Thursday. The Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport announced earlier in the week that Harbour Drive, from Fort Street to Boilers Road, would close from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Boxing Day “due to the high number of cruise passengers that will be in the area.”
The biggest ship in port was Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Freedom of the Seas which brought 4,400 tourists to Cayman. Carnival Magic had 3,690 passengers on board, while Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas had 3,500. Carnival Paradise brought 2,632 visitors into port, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl brought 2,500, and Holland America Line’s Eurodam 2,104.