Interim moves at port as 8 ships sail in to GT

| 16/01/2013

(CNS Business): The new tourism minister has said that a combination of water stations, new benches and shade will help improve the experience for cruise passengers until government gets the project to develop berthing facilities back on track. These are to be the first of a number of interim measures, with the free water and other additions coming at a time when, despite the lack of piers, Cayman is expected to welcome eight ships on Wednesday and some 17,600 passengers. Over 14,800 passengers arrived on six ships on Tuesday and over 4,600 on three ships on Monday, providing significant potential business this week for local retailers, tour operators, restaurants and other service providers dependent on cruise tourism. Read more and comment on CNS Business.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, they're also a massive and dangerous nuisance.

  2. Anon says:

    Free Water for every cruise ship passenger?

    Oh boii – and here i thought FAB5 would try and reduce cost – not drive local retailers out of business by giving away stuff for free.

  3. Heywood Djoublomi says:

    Wow, I wonder how long the interim government spent on this breathtaking measure! I'm sure Carnival will be returning their 400k passengers this year now that we are offerring bottles of water. Perhaps Government can hire the 100 staff members that will lose their jobs between all of the major retailers this summer to hand them out.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why not just ask GLF to give back the $2.5m or $3..0m dollars we gave them and then let them proceed with the new Port?  They had the contract anyway before all the crookedness started…Dart is too busy with their other projects and we do not want the Chinese….Problem solved….Lets get moving….