Wednesday, December 12th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Port of Montevideo reopens; Norwegian Dream in for repairs

Cruise Norwegian Dream

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.

Tuesday, December 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Three cruise vessels stranded at blocked Montevideo port

The barge loaded with containers and cages with cars

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.

Sunday, December 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Southampton's proud tradition receives queen of the seas

Homecoming: Arriving in style

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

Sunday, December 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Buenos Aires invaded by over 5.000 cruise visitors

Infinity calling Bs. Aires port

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.

Wednesday, December 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

DAP incorporates a BAE 146/200 for Antarctic activities

New DAP aircraft  will link Pta. Arenas and Antarctic

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.

Wednesday, December 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' biggest ever cruise ship day a success

“Stanley a wonderful, authentic, wayout destination”, tourist comment

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.

Tuesday, December 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

The world's third highest waterfall discovered in Peru

Yumbilla fall in Peru

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.

Tuesday, December 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Uruguay expects good tourist season: 1.8 million in 2007

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.

Thursday, November 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

British Airways daily flight to Gibraltar in smaller craft

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.

Tuesday, November 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Tourism boom industry threatens Antarctica

Last season 29.500 tourists  visited the Antarctica

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.


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