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Star Clipper Cruise Line confirms Cayman Brac for 2016

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MS Star FlyerGrand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 February, 2015) Residents of Cayman Brac have made such a positive impression on passengers aboard the MS Star Flyer, the cruise line has confirmed the Sister Island will remain on its itinerary through to 2016.

The 370-foot luxury Swedish sailing ship, which accommodates up to 170 passengers, began visiting the Cayman Islands in February 2014 and added five stops in Cayman Brac on a trial basis. Since then, the ship scheduled a weekly visit to the Island between November 2014 and March 2015, docking either at Cemetery Pier or Channel Wharf depending on the weather.

On arrival, local vendors have been on hand to greet passengers and offer a range of souvenirs, arts, crafts and local foods for sale. The visitors also have the opportunity to tour the Island or join watersports operators for dive or snorkeling excursions.

“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. 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,” said Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Minister for Tourism. “Although Star Clippers are the largest tall ship cruise line in the world, life on board is relaxed and the atmosphere is warm and familial. This is totally in line with the guest experience we are providing, which begins with passengers being greeted with a warm and friendly welcome and carries through to the laid back atmosphere of the craft market, and to the island excursions which are hassle-free and not overly convoluted.”

Star Flyer Passengers purchase crafts in Cayman BracThe logistics of the cruise visits are coordinated through the District Administration Marketing & Promotions Unit, which partners with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism to provide an Information Booth at the pier.

Chevala Burke, Marketing Manager at the District Administration office who has helped to coordinate the visitors activities said “The Star Clippers Cruise line has been keen 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. By the end of the day, the most common sentiment expressed by guests is “The people are amazing, we will be back,” she said.

Sailing out after her stay in Cayman Brac, the ship casts an impressive spectacle with16 white sails billowing in the wind. As well as delighting passengers, for many residents it is reminiscent of the days when Schooners frequented the seas surrounding the islands. The MS Star Flyer will visit Cayman Brac each Wednesday through to 18th March, 2015.


MS Star Flyer passengers purchase locally made souvenirs and crafts

MS Star Flyer


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