Four-masted tall ship will make cruise calls to cayman Brac through 2016

A four-masted tall ship, the MS Star Flyer, will continue to make regular cruise calls in Cayman Brac through 2016.

The ship, which carries up to 170 passengers, began visiting the island in 2014 on a trial basis. After a successful trial, the ship scheduled weekly visits between November of last year and March 2015.

Tourism officials announced Monday that the Brac would remain on the ship’s itinerary for the 2015/16 season.

“The Star Clippers cruise line is a perfect match for Cayman Brac, and their sailing ship is precisely the size of vessel we have been seeking to attract,” said Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell.

“I am very pleased this magnificent ship will continue calling on Cayman Brac and look forward to each visit bringing more business for the island.”

Brac businesses have been able to cash in on the short visits by offering island tours, water sports and crafts for sale, according to the Department of Tourism.

Chevala Burke, marketing manager at the District Administration office in the Brac, said the people of the island had been great sales people for their island.

“The Star Clippers cruise line has been keen to ensure that its passengers are able to enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure while visiting Cayman Brac, and we have evidently surpassed their expectations. Feedback from passengers and crew has been positive, and many have commented on how clean and serene the island is,” she said.