The Disney Magic to be First Cruise Ship to Return to the Cayman Islands in Two Years
March 21, 2022 is going to be a huge day for the Cayman Islands and cruisers everywhere! Why you ask?! March 21 is the first day in two years that the Cayman Islands will welcome back cruise ships and their Guests.
As we previously reported, the Cayman Islands announced they would reopen their ports to cruise ships this month with a phased approach. Phase 1 of the island nation’s approach to reopening states that Guests arrivals are capped at 40% of pre-COVID arrival or a total of 75,000 passengers.
Travel Weekly is reporting that 74,208 Guests will arrive during 21 different stops in Grand Cayman during Phase 1 from March 21 to April 17, 2022. Six cruise lines will be stopping once again in the Cayman Islands with 15 different cruise ships.
The first ship to return will be the Disney Magic on March 21, 2022. The last ship that is schedule to visit Grand Cayman during the Phase 1 trial period is the Celebrity Equinox with a schedule stop on April 17, 2022.
As one can imagine, no Guests aboard these cruise ships nor crew members will be permitted disembark from their ship if they are COVID-positive.
If Phase 1 goes according to plan, the Cayman Islands will announce Phase 2 of their plans and request approval from the Public Health Administration.
While most islands in the Caribbean have been welcoming cruise ships and their Guests once again for the past several months, Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands have been pretty much the last holdouts much to the disappointment of cruise/Grand Cayman-fans! (If you have ever visited or sailed to the Cayman Islands, you will definitely know why it is a fan-favorite!)
I am sending out good vibes that everything goes as planed during the Cayman Islands’ phased approach to reopening their cruise ports over the next several weeks! I can’t wait to get back there to soak in all the beauty and sun soon!
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Source Credit: Travel Weekly