The Cayman Islands: Flights, Cruises, Tour Operators, Currency and Passports
Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) Is the Cayman IslandsÕ major airport and most U.S. carriers fly there Cayman Airways (www.caymanairways.com) flies our of Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport. American Airlines ((www.aa.com) flies out of Miami. Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) leaves from Newark and Houston. Delta Airlines (www.delta.com) leaves from Atlanta, Northwest Airlines (www.nwa.com) offers flights from Detroit and Minneapolis. Spirit Airlines (www.spiritair.com) has flights from Fort Lauderdale and US Airways (www.usairways.com) leaves out of Charlotte, Philadelphia and Boston. Please visit each airlineÕs web site for detailed information on times and days of departures and arrivals.
All major cruise lines make calls to the Cayman Islands including Carnival Cruise Lines (www.carnival.com), Celebrity Cruises (www.celebritycruises.com), Norwegian Cruise Line (www.ncl.com), Princess Cruises (www.princess.com), Royal Caribbean (www.royalcaribbean.com) and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises(www.rssc.com). For detailed information on cruising to the Cayman Islands, visit http://caymanport.com/schedule.htm.
GOGO Worldwide Vacations (www.gogowwv.com), Travel Impressions (www.travelimp.com), TNT Vacations (www.tntvacations.com), Island Destinations (www.islanddestinations.com), Certified Vacations (www.certifiedvacations.com) and Costco Travel (www.costco,com) are just a few Cayman Island operators, but pretty much any tour operator selling the Caribbean, sells the Cayman Islands. For commission and package info, agents should contact the operators. At GOGO, call Mark Benson at 201-934-3818. At Travel Impressions, call Nicole Durham at 631-845-8000, ext. 2062. Call Jamie Labaire at TNT Vacations at 617-638-3372. At Certified Vacations, call Lavette Jackson at 954-522-1440, ext. 3359. At Costco Travel, call Jolene Schuerman at 425-657-1945. For Island Destinations, call Harry Hughes at 212-476-9451.
The Cayman Islands dollar (CI$) is on a fixed exchanged rate. One U.S. dollar equals $0.80 CI. The U.S dollar is accepted through all of the destinationsÕ islands.
As of early last year, all U.S. citizens traveling by air between the U.S. and the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Central and South American, and Bermuda, were required to present a valid passport.
As of October, all U.S. citizens traveling outside the U.S. by air were required to present a valid passport to enter and depart from the United States; as the summer accommodation period has passed.
All sectors of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism have been working together this year with partners both locally and in the U.S. to make sure all travelers to Cayman - past, current and future - are conscious of the passport regulations. For background of the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, commonly known as the ÒPassport Initiative,Ó visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html. For information on getting a new passport, visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_832.html. For renewing your passport, check out http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/renew/renew_833.html.