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Montevideo, February 5th 2023 - 01:42 UTC

Tag: Uruguay cruise season

  • Monday, December 26th 2022 - 08:51 UTC

    Uruguay's cruise season in full swing; largest ever vessel MSC Seaview docks in Montevideo

    MSC Seaview with more than 2,000 cabins (some 5,400 passengers), the largest cruise to ever dock in Montevideo.

    The cruise season in Uruguay is in full swing and according to local authorities, some 241 calls are expected this summer. On one day three cruises docked in Montevideo, the MSC Preziosa with 4,300 passengers, the Azamara Pursuit with 379 passengers, and the Oosterdam with 1,200 passengers.

  • Thursday, October 20th 2022 - 10:25 UTC

    Uruguay expects record cruise calls this coming 2022/2023 season

    Ferraz estimated 122 cruise calls this summer in Montevideo, and another 70 at Punta del Este, the South Atlantic seaside. “It's a record number for Uruguay”.

    The head of the Brazilian chapter of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association, Marco Ferraz announced a record call of cruise vessels this coming season, the highest in ten years, both in Uruguay and Argentina. CLIA is considered the largest commercial association of the cruise industry with a membership of 55 companies.

  • Saturday, September 24th 2022 - 09:40 UTC

    Uruguay forecasts promising cruise season for next Summer

    Passengers tend to return to places they visit on cruise trips. Hence the importance of the industry, Monzeglio argued

    Uruguayan authorities are forecasting a promising cruise season for next Summer, according to Tourism Undersecretary Remo Monzeglio, who confirmed there were so far 130 confirmed reservations for calls in Montevideo and 57 for Punta del Este.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, October 30th 2021 - 08:30 UTC

    Costa Cruises cancels its 2021/22 season in Uruguay and Argentina

    Brazilian regulations only allow international cruise vessels to operate in their waters, thus impeding extended trips to Uruguay and Argentina.

    As happened with MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises announced on Friday the cancellation of its 2021/2022 cruise season in Uruguay and Argentina. Last-minute differences with Brazilian officials forced the Italian cruise company which belongs to the Carnival Group, to redraft the itinerary of Costa Fascinosa that was expected in Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Wednesday, October 6th 2021 - 08:14 UTC

    MSC cruises cancels 2021/22 season to Uruguay and Argentina

    MSC cruises announced on Tuesday that it was cancelling its 2021/22 cruise season to Argentina and Uruguay. “Since the beginning of the year and continuing on the path outlined last year to achieve the safe resumption of cruise operations in Buenos Aires, MSC Cruises has been working closely with authorities from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to reestablish protocols and joint operation rules for the 2021/22 season from Buenos Aires and Montevideo under the new normality”, pointed out a release from the Swiss company.

  • Saturday, November 30th 2019 - 07:20 UTC

    Uruguay expects some 200 cruise calls this 2019/20 season

    Uruguay is expecting some 200 cruise calls this 2019/20 season, which is 30% higher than in 2018/19, while Montevideo has become an exchange port for incoming and outgoing cruise passengers, given its good services and connectivity, announced Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian during the official launching of the current season.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 06:50 UTC

    Uruguay expects 172 calls this 2018/19 cruise season, a 24% increase

    Minister Kechichian announced that Montevideo will receive 105 cruise calls and the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este, 67

    Uruguay is expecting 172 cruise calls this season, of which 105 in Montevideo and 67 in the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este, representing a 24% increase over the 2017/2018 season. This includes the arrival of three new cruise companies, while two others, Costa and Norwegian have chosen Montevideo for the change of passengers.

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2017 - 09:25 UTC

    Uruguay estimates that 2017/18 could be a turning point after several poor cruise seasons

    “This means an additional call of 15 cruises compared to the previous season, after several years of stagnation” minister Kechichian indicated

    After several seasons of negative growth, 2017/18 looks to be the turning point, with 165 calls, up 15, and 300.000 visitors in Uruguay, (Montevideo and Punta del Este) anticipated Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian during the symbolic launching of the season in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    A “flat” cruise season officially begins this week in Montevideo

    Kechichian revealed that Uruguay is working with Argentine authorities to recover the cruise business:“it won't be easy to bring them back, but we are working on it”

    The 2016/17 cruise season officially begins this week in Uruguay with the arrival of MS Zaandam and Insignia. Zandam belonging to Holland America Line with capacity for 1.432 passengers usually calls several times in Montevideo during the season.

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