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.
German operator TUI Cruises has included Gibraltar for the first time and has scheduled nine calls by its five ships.
“The record number of inaugural cruise calls consolidates the robust trend experienced in 2015 when we had an extremely busy summer and 27 more cruise ships arriving in the port of Gibraltar compared to 2014,” said Samantha Sacramento, Minister for Tourism.
“This bustling activity underlines the effective work carried out by the Gibraltar Tourist Board and the GPA in marketing and promoting the port of Gibraltar.”
She said that it was also a vote of confidence by the global cruise industry both in Gibraltar’s tourist product and the Rock’s capacity to handle some of the largest ships in the world.
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That should p*ss off the Spanish a treat! Just like all the cruise ships visiting the Falklands has hacked off the Argentinians. Perhaps cruise companies should do a two for one offer on upsetting false claimants to others property?Mar 01st, 2016 - 08:15 am 0
Another successful policy from Margallo. Not.Mar 01st, 2016 - 08:48 am 0
Still. At least it means more job opportunities for Spaniards and so should help the local economy. That's what good neighbours do.
,,Germany is looking at the long game,Mar 01st, 2016 - 08:07 pm 0
Argentina will still be playing the bullying game.