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Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

Montevideo/Falklands/Malvinas air link is “viable”, says ex Uruguayan president

Ex president Lacalle Herrera insisted that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable'

Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.

Tuesday, March 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Gibraltar expects record number of cruise calls this year

German operator TUI Cruises has included Gibraltar for the first time and has scheduled nine calls by its five ships.

A record number of cruises are set to call at Gibraltar this year, representing an 11% increase on last year with an estimated 350,000 passengers from 227 visits. Some 18 cruise ships will make their first ever visits to Gibraltar with six of the brand new vessels selecting Gibraltar as part of their maiden season.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 06:29 UTC

Uruguay's cruise season recorded 250.000 passenger landings in three months

The number of calls in Montevideo during November to January was 58, with 156.100 people of which 112.400 (72%) came ashore.

More than 250.000 passengers and crew members from cruise vessels visited Uruguay during the three months extending from November to January, according to the latest release from the country's Ministry of Tourism. The number of calls in Montevideo during that period was 58, with 156.100 people of which 112.400 (72%) came ashore.

Friday, February 19th 2016 - 04:49 UTC

New study reveals patterns in Antarctic tourism: more visitors but highly concentrated in area

The analysis was conducted by Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York in conjunction with International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)

Results from a new study examining 20 years of commercial cruise activity in the Antarctic Peninsula region have important implications for Antarctic visitor management. The paper was published online this week in the journal Antarctic Science, according to the latest release from IAATO.

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Punta Arenas expects to become homeport for an Antarctica cruise line

“Queen Mary 2 is iconic and any port it calls, gets on the spotlight. While she was here everything worked out nicely, which is a powerful indicator”.

Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is encouraged by the cruise industry prospects for its port and facilities: this season Norwegian Sun has returned with at least ten calls and for 2016/2017 a line will be cruising to Antarctica with Punta Arenas as a home port.

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 01:16 UTC

Cruise crew member jumps overboard in the south of Chile

Norwegian Sun is expected to call at Punta Arenas on Thursday.

A Philippine crew member from the Norwegian Sun cruise vessel jumped overboard before reaching a port in South Chile and has been declared 'disappeared' by the Chilean navy which organized a rescue operation.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 07:14 UTC

LAN celebrating 70 years of air connectivity with Punta Arenas

In mid February 1946 Lan's maiden flight between the capital Santiago and Punta Arenas took place; a year later, Jan 1947, the regular commercial link was started.

Chile's flag carrier Lan is celebrating this week the seven decades of its first commercial flight between Santiago and Punta Arenas, extreme south of the country, opening the region to closer trade, tourism and investment opportunities. Actually Lan in the thirties and forties, when the company was first starting did in effect make regional flights from Punta Arenas to nearby places mostly on rough landing strips.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 04:08 UTC

'Queen Mary 2' calls in Ushuaia after ten-year absence

Passengers after landing at the Ushuaia jetty, with the Queen Mary 2 anchored in the bay

One of the world's largest and most iconic cruise vessels called at Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, on Thursday following an absence of over ten years. Given the size of the 'Queen Mary 2', she anchored in the bay and those passengers of the 2.600 on board who decided to land were brought ashore in tenders.

Thursday, February 11th 2016 - 05:22 UTC

Magallanes enjoying an unexpected excellent cruise season

“The number of cruise visitors has jumped from an expected 60.000 to 80.000 with 119 calls to the end of the season next April, representing a 30% increase” said Araya

Chile anticipates a 30% increase in cruise activity in the extreme south of the country, mainly Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, announced Lorena Araya, head of Magallanes region National Tourism Service, Sernatur.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

Meteorologists rebuke Royal Caribbean's “Anthem of the Seas” on weather report

The 168,666-ton vessel eventually confronted winds of up to 100 mph and created waves higher than 20 to 30 feet

“Royal Caribbean should have known better”. That's the word Tuesday from weather experts who closely monitored the development of the storm that rocked the line's Anthem of the Seas, on Sunday and Monday.

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