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Tag: Falklands cruise season

  • Monday, December 6th 2021 - 09:00 UTC

    Unexpected call of Viking Jupiter to Uruguay; she's scheduled to visit the Falkland Islands

    The Viking Jupiter in Punta del Este; passengers were allowed ashore

    The Atlantic coast resort Punta del Este received on Saturday the first cruise vessel since the start of the pandemic. The expedition cruise Viking Jupiter was scheduled to travel to Buenos Aires, but since it had stopped at Cape Verde islands in Africa, Argentina is demanding a fourteen day quarantine before letting anybody in the country.

  • Friday, November 26th 2021 - 07:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands receives the first cruise visit since 2019/20 season

    After an 18 month absence the Silver Explorer starts off the 2021/2022 cruise season in the Falklands (Pic Sulivan Shipping Ltd)

    The first cruise ship to visit the Falklands since the 2019/2020 tourist season, Silver Explorer, was cleared on November 24 and in Stanley Harbor. The itinerary included visits to Bleaker Island and Bull Point. However, it is unknown how many other vessels will visit over the season.

  • Thursday, November 18th 2021 - 23:29 UTC

    Arrival of first expedition vessels into the Falkland Islands

    Silver Explorer, will call to Bleaker Island and Bull Point for the day and passengers will be permitted to disembark and visit the areas.

    The Falkland Islands will see the arrival of its first expedition vessel as part of a scaled down summer tourist season on Thursday 25 November 2021. The vessel, Silver Explorer, will call to Bleaker Island and Bull Point for the day and passengers will be permitted to disembark and visit the areas.

  • Monday, June 7th 2021 - 09:18 UTC

    Small expedition ships to be allowed into the Falklands in southern summer

    ‘Clean’ expedition ships carrying fewer than 530 passengers will be allowed to visit the Falkland Islands this Southern summer under a new visitor policy approved by the Falkland Islands Government this week.

  • Thursday, August 6th 2020 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands analyzes Visitor Policy and gloomy prospects for next tourist season

    The global outlook for the coming season is very gloomy, unless something dramatically changes soon, which is not likely, MLA Mark Pollard said

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council considered this week a paper relating to the current Quarantine and Visitor Policy and its implications for tourism, given the global situation of the industry, and international connectivity. Lawmaker Mark Pollard admitted that under current circumstances the next tourist season in the Falklands will not be able to rely on international visitors.

  • Friday, June 12th 2020 - 12:56 UTC

    Falklands had a record breaking 2019/20 cruise season, with 72,836 visitors

    A total of 72,836 cruise passengers arrived in the Islands, up 16.5% on the previous season, reported Ms Middleton, Executive Director of the Falklands Tourist Board

    Despite being cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2019-2020 proved to be a record-breaking cruise season in the Falkland Islands. A total of 72,836 cruise passengers arrived in the Islands, up 16.5% on the previous season.

  • Friday, April 17th 2020 - 09:58 UTC

    The Falklands' tourist season that fell off the cliff

    Steph Middleton said up until March all the statistics indicated that, “it was going to be an exceptionally good season for both land-based and cruise tourism.”

    The 2019/20 tourist season is likely to be remembered as, “the one that fell off the cliff in March,” summed up Falkland Islands Tourist Board Executive Director Steph Middleton this week. But despite the impact of the pandemic it wasn’t all bad up until then confirmed, Mrs. Middleton and other industry members.

  • 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).

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