Cruise vessel Norwegian Dream finally returned to the port of Montevideo Tuesday evening after waiting 24 hours two miles offshore while the main channel of access to the port was surveyed and cleared of possible hazards.
The port of Montevideo remained closed on Tuesday to all vessels with a plus five meters draught following a collision on Monday afternoon, in the access channel to Uruguay's main sea terminal, between a cruise vessel carrying some 1.700 passengers and a barge loaded with containers.
The new queen of the seas arrived in Southampton Friday to extend a proud tradition. The £300million Queen Victoria berthed for the first time in what will be her home port for years of luxury cruising
Early Sunday, over 5.000 tourists from three large cruise vessels will be landing in Buenos Aires, one of the peak days of the 2007/08 cruise season.
DAP Airways the main regional private air service company in the extreme south of Chile has incorporated a 100 seats BAE 146-200 unit to its fleet, leased from the British company Flightline.
On Tuesday 4th December 2007 the Falkland Islands experienced its biggest ever cruise ship day, welcoming 3,779 passengers from three different vessels in to the heart of Stanley.
The third highest waterfall in the world is in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest and measures 895.4 meters according to the country's Nacional Geographic Military Institute, IGN. The announcement was made by Foreign Trade and Tourism minister Mercedes Araoz.
An estimated 1.8 million tourists will have visited Uruguay in 2007, a figure similar to that of last year, with income in the range of 750 million US dollars. However prospects for 2008 are more encouraging given the increased connectivity of Uruguay in the region, said on Tuesday Deputy Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian.
British Airways will operate one daily flight to Gibraltar using a 737 300 which is likely to feature up to 30 club seats and 89 economy. And, as the EasyJet takeover of GB Airways remains to be completed, flights on the current GB Airways schedule are still being sold into the spring in addition to the BA flights. But it is not clear that these will be sustained.
A cruise ship takes on water in the Antarctic and three more come quickly to the rescue: A blessing for the survivors, to be sure. But also an indication of a tourism boom that critics say threatens Antarctica's environment and puts passengers at risk.