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Cayman Islands

Getting there & away


Numerous cruise-ship lines drop anchor in George Town from Monday to Saturday, unloading passengers for a few hours of duty-free shopping, diving and snorkeling, or lounging on nearby Seven Mile Beach.

Most cruises from the US last one to two weeks and include other western Caribbean destinations such as Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico; Key West and Miami, Florida; and Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Those entering Cayman waters by private yacht should display the red ensign version of the Cayman flag and report to the port authority in George Town to clear customs and immigration.

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Entering the destination

Entering the cayman islands

All visitors are required to have a valid passport and a return ticket.

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The main passenger airport in the Cayman Islands, Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM; 949-8052), is located 1.5 miles east of George Town on the island of Grand Cayman. Cayman Brac is served by Gerrard Smith International Airport (CYB; 948-1222). On Little Cayman, flights to Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB; 948-0144) land on a grass airstrip, although a new airport with a longer asphalt runway was being constructed at the time of writing.

The following airlines provide international services to the Cayman Islands:

Air Canada (949-8503; www.aircanada.com) Toronto

Air Jamaica (949-2300; www.airjamaica.com) Kingston, Montego Bay

American Airlines (949-0666; www.aa.com) Miami

British Airways (1-800-247-9297, 949-8200; www.ba.com) London, Nassau

Cayman Airways (949-8200; www.caymanairways.com)

Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) Houston, New York

Delta Airlines (www.delta.com) Atlanta

Northwest Airlines (949-2955; www.nwa.com) Detroit, Minneapolis

US Airways (949-7488; www.usairways.com) Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia

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