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Tag: Falklands cruise season

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands presence at Experience Latin America

    Margaret Williams and Michelle Pepper of Falkland Islands Holidays recently attended Experience Latin America in Canary Wharf, London. Organized by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA), this was the 5th event held where the primary aim is to bring together key suppliers from the Latin America region along with top influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands tourism operators agree 2017/18 was a successful cruise season

    The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Visitors arriving on expedition ships totaled 13,686, up 17%

    Visitor arrivals to the Falkland Islands were up 3.1% compared to the previous tourist season, confirmed Executive Director of the Tourist Board Stephanie Middleton to Penguin News. The Falklands' season ended on April 7 with total visitor arrivals for the season at 57,496. Ms Middleton outlined how, as with last season, it was the expedition vessels that mainly contributed to the hike in numbers.

  • Friday, December 1st 2017 - 07:38 UTC

    Falklands expecting a “pretty good” 2017/2018 cruise season

    Silver Cloud had to cancel her planned visit last visit due to mechanical problems. However she will be coming to the Falklands on two occasions

    Despite the cancellation of two planned ship visits in November, Falkland Islands agencies are optimistic about the prospects for the 2017/18 cruise season. Carli Sudder of Sulivan Shipping Ltd told Penguin News she thought the season was looking “pretty good” with some new ships like Silver Muse (capacity 590) and the return of others like Island Sky (capacity 114).

  • Thursday, November 16th 2017 - 09:41 UTC

    Luxury Silver Cloud sets off for Antarctica with a call in the Falklands

    The 514-foot-long, nine-deck-high vessel also has taken aboard 16 motorized Zodiac rafts to land passengers in remote locations as well as 10 kayaks for exploring.

    Luxury line Silversea's 254-passenger Silver Cloud has set sail on its first voyage after a massive makeover designed to turn it into the most elegant polar expedition vessel at sea.

  • Friday, May 5th 2017 - 06:57 UTC

    Falklands' cruise season totaled 55.633; expedition ships market expands 17.2%

    Two thirds of all passengers arrived on just three vessels, the Zaandam, Crown Princess, and Norwegian Sun.

    The Falkland Islands cruise season came to a close last month with 55,633 passenger arrivals visiting the Islands, only slightly fewer than the 56,476 who visited the previous season, reports this week's edition of Penguin News.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 21:03 UTC

    Sulivan Shipping opens Falklands' 2016/17 cruise season on Saturday with M/V Sea Spirit

    Sulivan Shipping expects the arrival of the first cruise ship passengers on next Saturday’s flight, to board the M/V Sea Spirit.

    Approximately 63,000 cruise ship passengers arrivals are expected in the Falkland Islands this season which is slightly up on the previous season when just over 56,000 passengers were received from 105 ship visits. Staff at Sulivan Shipping are looking forward to the start of the 2016-2017 tourism season, with the arrival of the first cruise ship passengers on next Saturday’s flight, to board the M/V Sea Spirit.

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 17:31 UTC

    Falklands Tourist Board contracts world-class digital platform

    Cruise ship tourism is a significant market, accounting for over 56,000 arrivals in the 2015-2016 season (October to March).(Pic Sulivan)

    New Mind | tellUs has been selected by the Falkland Islands Tourist Board to supply a world-class digital platform which will contribute to the development of a well established and thriving tourism destination.

  • Friday, August 21st 2015 - 07:08 UTC

    Falklands anticipate a busy cruise season with the return of Norwegian Line

    The Norwegian Sun will make its first visit on December 10 with up to 1,936 passengers on board.

    The return of the Norwegian Cruise Line to South America this season with nine planned calls to the Falkland Islands “is a massive boost to our cruise ship industry,” Sulivan Shipping Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh told Penguin News this week.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

    Keeping Falklands pristine: waste fuels and oil recycled into energy

    Miller at the oil yard depot and the IBC's. A four ton oil tank currently being pumped comes from the current Noble Energy Humpback exploration drill.

    The Falkland Islands have been for many years utilizing waste fuels and oil for energy from a variety of different sources and now the oil companies operating in the Falklands, having complied with all the safety regulations on storage and handling, are also contributing to the local 'processing' industry managed by Tim Miller and his greenhouse fresh vegetables enterprise.

  • Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

    Falklands' economy performance impressive, although volatile and vulnerable

    Oil was discovered in 2010 on the Sea Lion field and production for the world markets is currently planned for 2019.

    The Falkland Islands economy has witnessed impressive, although volatile, growth in recent years with unemployment rates low enough to be the envy of most countries in the world and the government is free of debt, according to the latest “State of the Economy” released by the Falklands Policy Unit.

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