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Uruguay received 237 cruise calls in 2013/14 with 409.367 visitors

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 07:50 UTC
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During the 2013/14 season, 237 cruise vessels called in Uruguay's two main ports, Montevideo and Punta del Este, with 409.367 visitors, a 6,3% increase in calls over the previous season, according to a report released by the country's presidential web-site. Read full article

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  • Troy Tempest

    And Argentina's were down, IIRC

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Nice to see more cruises, especially at Punta but it won't make up for the loss of Argentines due to the dollar freeze imposed by TMBOA.

    More Uruguayo are coming to the area to holiday but they don't spend much money anyway due to all the taxes imposed to pay for “No Money Pepe's” social programme.

    I post that due to seeing more filthy dirty people than ever before during the season, I wonder if they are Pepe's Poor on holiday?

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    1,727 tourists per cruise ship.
    I doubt it!

    How big is the average cruise ship?
    Are the tourists counted off and counted back onboard?
    - what percentage of the ship's total tourist pop.?

    My experience is that, by the time the cruise ships get this far south, a large fraction of the tourists stay on board when in port - after all, they have already paid for the pretty decent food.
    Older tourists don't like the heat/cold/wind/rain/beggars/hills/food/language
    police/locals/risk of being bitten by footballers/rabies/spiny prickly things.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    3 GW

    “Older tourists don't like the heat/cold/wind/rain/beggars/hills/food/language
    police/locals/risk of being bitten by footballers/rabies/spiny prickly things.”

    But they DO like those things, afterall, they can't experience them at home. :-)

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    go...

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Thanks Troy

    I meant to say that my best friend is an avid cruise ship fan and the ships he usually goes on hold over 4,000 passengers plus at least a 1,000 service personnel.

    Some of the ships at Punta are easily this size and impressive they are dwarfing the bay.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • big jim

    i was there in February in Montevideo
    the crew told me one of the reasons they called there was to replenish supplies since BA was too corrupt and expensive
    I saw about 20 x40ft containers mainly from Miami plus hundreds of trucks with local primary produce
    so as well as us tourists spending money ( I had a great time) the economy must be helped by these visits

    Jul 03rd, 2014 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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