Grand Cayman, one of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, will be closed to all cruise ships until at least September.
Grand Cayman originally had a reopen date of May 31 but Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said that the island will now remain closed to tourists until at least September 1, 2020.
Several cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Disney Cruise Line, all currently have cruises in August with a port stop in Grand Cayman. Despite Grand Cayman being on many cruise itineraries, Kirkconnell said that cruise ships will not be allowed to visit that month.
Government officials said that although the port will not be open to cruise lines until September 1, there’s no guarantee that the port will reopen then. A timeline for reopening will be reviewed at a later date.
Kirkconnell added that he doesn’t think cruise ships will be able to visit Grand Cayman in the third and fourth quarter.
The government is currently in the process of putting together a plan for the reopening of tourism on the island.