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2022 ‘Friends’-themed cruise adds Cayman to planned itinerary

Although Cayman's borders are closed to cruise travel, one 'Friends'-themed cruise is looking to stop in Grand Cayman in 2022.

Royal Caribbean boss ‘undecided’ on Cayman cruise pier project

Royal Caribbean has not completely abandoned plans for new cruise berthing facilities in Grand Cayman, the company’s CEO Michael Bayley said Wednesday.

SeaDream halts Caribbean cruise as passengers test positive for COVID-19

SeaDream Yacht Club has halted a cruise in the Caribbean following several positive coronavirus tests among passengers, the company said on Friday.

Carnival to lose close to $3 billion in third quarter

Cruise line operator Carnival is expecting a $2.9 billion loss in the third quarter, as the industry is still subject to a no-sail order in US waters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Which way now for cruise tourism?

Covid-19 has decimated the cruise industry, killed off the controversial pier project and fundamentally shifted the key questions about the future of this sector of our tourism market. What type of industry will emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and does Cayman want to be a part of it?

Premier: Cruise referendum no longer on government’s agenda

Government has no plans to proceed with a referendum on the cruise port project, despite its decision to continue with a legal appeal connected to the proposed $200 million development.

Cruise referendum appeal set to go ahead via video-link

The court battle over plans for a referendum on a planned cruise port in Cayman is set to go ahead via video-link on 6 May.

US authorities halt cruise travel for another 100 days

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have extended a 'no-sail order' for cruise ships by 100 days or until COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health emergency.

Campaigners celebrate court decision

Campaigners were celebrating Tuesday following a court decision to delay the port referendum to allow a legal challenge to take place. Shirley Roulstone, a leading...

Eden queries $3.5M allocation for port project

Savannah MLA queries a $3.5m allocation in the 2020/2021 budget for the cruise and cargo project, the Premier said its for pre-contract work.

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The lowdown on Celebrity Cruises’ brand new ship

I am happy to admit that I have been a cruiser for a number of years now. My friend Lynne Firth and I took our first cruise on Cunard’s QEII in 2000 when we had a porthole cabin the size of a large sandwich.

Best brunches: From Christmas through New Year’s, we have the lowdown

What better way to celebrate this festive season than with a special brunch? Some venues are hosting brunch to celebrate both Christmas Day and the New Year and keep the festivities going. Here are the finer details of some of the festive brunches happening this holiday season.

Cayman delegation attends cruise conference in Mexico

Senior government officials and representatives from Cayman’s tourism industry are attending the 24th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference in Merida, Mexico.

EDITORIAL – Company’s coming: ‘Dressing up’ Cayman for unexpected guests

Quick, Cayman: Lay out the good napkins and set extra places at the table. Unexpected guests are coming – 250,000 of them.

Cruise project to go out to bid in September

Government expects to go out to tender on the long-discussed cruise pier project by the end of next month, Premier Alden McLaughlin said this week. New piers that can accommodate Oasis-class mega cruise ships remain a priority for government.

Bad weather blamed for lower cruise figures

While Cayman’s cruise ship tourism continues to grow, passenger arrivals for 2017 are expected to fall below the 2016 total, in part due to bad weather during the first quarter of the year.

Watch as 20,300 cruise ship passengers pour into George Town

The George Town waterfront saw one of its busiest days of the year Tuesday, with six cruise ships bringing in more than 20,300 passengers, according to the Port Authority.

A must-have app for the true ‘cruiser’

Cruising is all the rage these days, and not just for people in their dotage.

Zika shows little impact on tourism

Zika-related travel warnings for tourists, like the one issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show little impact on tourism, based on available data for other Caribbean Islands.

Minister hails tourist spending increase

Growing tourist numbers added almost US$90 million in direct spending to the economy between 2013 and 2015, with the contribution split almost evenly between cruise and stay-over visitors.

First US cruise in decades arrives in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and pulled into Havana Harbor on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

Engineers sought for cruise berthing design

Advertisements are to appear in local and international media Wednesday seeking proposals for civil engineering design work for the proposed cruise berthing facility.

Seven cruise ships bring 24,000 tourists

Grand Cayman saw a huge influx of tourists on Wednesday as seven cruise ships arrived in port.

Disney ship picks up 12 Cubans at sea

The Disney Wonder cruise ship picked up 12 Cuban migrants while sailing from Miami to Grand Cayman Saturday night.

High winds and seas in store for the week

Boaters are being cautioned about rough seas and high winds this week, and the National Weather Service expects to issue a small craft advisory by Thursday as winds are forecast to pick up to 25 knots over the coming days

Asia’s economic climb presents scant threat to Caribbean tourism

Frank Bentayou “Concern in Caribbean is unfounded.” That’s the pithy first line of an email Stewart Chiron sent during a mid-trip pause in Dallas last week...

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