A Week of Swashbuckling Fun: Cayman Islands Celebrates 33rd Annual Pirates Week

Oct 25, 2010, 10:20 ET from The Cayman Islands

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cayman Islands invites travelers to join the 33rd annual Pirates Week celebration, a time-honored tradition which runs from November 11 to November 21. Caymanian culture will be celebrated through live music, street games, parades, sports competitions, fireworks, costumes, and an abundance of other activities. With more than 30 events over 11 days, non-stop fun for all ages is guaranteed.

The festival begins in Grand Cayman's capital, George Town, with a pirates' invasion, where two old-time sailing vessels loaded with "pirates" sail into the harbor. Thrilling fireworks, costume competitions, food festivals, and a Children's Fun Fair Day kick off the celebrations, and the festival continues through the week with Heritage Days across Grand Cayman and the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

For those interested in some friendly competition, highlights of the week include the Cardboard Boat Race, 5K Sea Swim, 10K Run, Mickey Mouse Darts Tournament, and Underwater Treasure Hunt. Visitors will also have the chance to showcase their creativity in the Pirate Costume Competition and Miss Festival Queen Costume Competition. Pirates Week is not only a celebratory festival, but an ideal time for all to learn about the rich culture and heritage that make the Cayman Islands so distinct.

Pirates Week visitors can take advantage of incredible savings on flights and accommodations. Cayman Airways is offering Pirates Week deals from some of their top destinations:

From October 15-23, 2010,

  • Round-trip from Miami to Grand Cayman starting at $178.00
  • Round-trip from Tampa to Grand Cayman starting at $188.00
  • Round-trip from New York to Grand Cayman starting at $238.00

From October 24-November 6, 2010,

  • Round-trip from Miami to Grand Cayman starting at $198.00
  • Round-trip from Tampa to Grand Cayman starting at $208.00
  • Round-trip from New York to Grand Cayman starting at $238.00

Pirates Week also offers a number of packages including a three night stay at Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort for $125 per person sharing, and a three night package at Comfort Suites Grand Cayman, roundtrip airfare from Miami International Airport included, starting at $499 per person sharing.

A schedule of events and additional information about Pirates Week can be found at www.piratesweekfestival.com. Additional information on packages can be found at http://www.caymanislands.ky/promotions/piratesweek.aspx.

For more info please contact:

Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd. (212) 528-1691

Agatha Capacchione, acapacchione@mfaltd.com  

Juliette Daviron, jdaviron@mfaltd.com



SOURCE The Cayman Islands



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