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Carnival Cruise Line to cut visits to Cayman Islands
Published on January 7, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Carnival Cruise Line passenger arrivals in the Cayman Islands are projected to fall by nearly a quarter of a million in 2013, the local Ministry of Tourism learned late in December.

On Friday, December 21, 2012, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) informed the ministry of the changes by telephone.

The FCCA cited as the cause of the reduction a desire not to have the Carnival Breeze serviced by cruise tender. Various cruise ships have also been re-allocated to Roatan, Honduras and to European routes.

This desire on the part of cruise lines to not have certain ships serviced by cruise tender illustrates the need for proper berthing facilities and Tourism Minister Cline Glidden has consulted with Governor Duncan Taylor on this matter.

Taylor made clear that he has no objection to the proposal to develop cruise ship berthing facilities, indeed he supports it, so long as procurement procedures are in line with international best practice and are transparent and robust.

This decrease in Carnival Cruise Line passenger arrivals is, however, forecast to be offset somewhat by increases from other cruise lines. The Port Authority website states that scheduled calls for 2013 are at 508 and projected total cruise passengers are approximately 1.4 million.

Glidden stated that his ministry will work closely with all stakeholders to mitigate the effects of the reduction in cruise ship arrivals.
 
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