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Cruise to the Cayman Islands for the Ultimate ‘Caymankind’ Experience

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true one-stop-shop for all bucket list travel dreams, the Cayman Islands is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers, relaxation-enthusiasts and everyone in-between. From white sand beaches, fresh sea-to-table cuisine teeming with local island flavors, epicurean hot spots and countless adventures for wayfarers of all ages, the Cayman Islands truly offers something for every visitor to enjoy. Few other Caribbean islands can offer the diversity of experiences in one place like the Cayman Islands, and with Caymankind service. The incomparable Caribbean destination with its three islands—Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman—is known for its unparalleled adventures and experiences. Cruise voyagers will delight in the countless offerings found throughout the islands, boasting everything from world-class spas and high-end shopping to bespoke off-the-beaten path adventures and cultural tours. Throughout the year, the Cayman Islands welcomes visitors from some of the world’s leading cruise providers, including Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises. As the Cayman Islands looks ahead and continues support of the growing cruise ship arrivals, the destination will be focusing on upgrading the George Town visitor experience through enhanced facilities and services, as well as the generous Caymankind hospitality for which the destination is best known. CAYMANKIND MEETS AQUILA TRAINING In January 2019, the Cayman Islands kicked the year off by welcoming a record number of cruise ship and passenger arrivals—over 271,000, to be exact—and 48 FOURTH QUARTER 2019 | TRAVEL & CRUISE

have continued to welcome a steady drum beat of visitors since. To ensure that Caymanians are continuously provided the support and knowledge needed to meet growing tourism numbers, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism recently partnered with the Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence, which offers training and coaching programs designed to help tour operators, destinations and key players in the cruise industry around the world achieve service excellence. The workshop offered by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism was the FCCA Customer Service and Frontline Destination Training. Over 130 persons from various sectors in the cruise tourism industry were able to take part in this full-day workshop. Some of the topics included how to deliver service excellence, the development of shoreside experiences and careers in the cruise industry, to name a few.

EXPERIENCE THE ORIGINS OF CAYMANIAN HISTORY, CULTURE AND CAYMANKINDNESS Visitors to the Cayman Islands will experience the destination’s expert hospitality, customer training and natural Caymankindness firsthand from the moment they step off the cruise ship and

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Travel & Cruise 4th Quarter 2019  

4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA and the cru...

Travel & Cruise 4th Quarter 2019  

4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA and the cru...

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