Celebrity Cruises announced it is cancelling its 2024-2025 program in South America and relocating to the Caribbean. The 2,850 passenger Celebrity Equinox was scheduled to offer a series of cruises to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile between November 2024 and March 2025.
Almost two years after the documentary “Greg Mortimer: In Search of a Land of Solidarity” (Greg Mortimer: En busca de una tierra solidaria in Spanish) was premiered in cinemas, the former Health Minister of Uruguay, Daniel Salinas, shared some new pictures from the time when the country helped people on a cruise ship stuck due to COVID-19. He posted these pictures on his X account (which used to be called Twitter).
As the cruise industry is again picking up with clients returning, a Finnish shipyard is putting the final touches on what will be the world’s largest cruise ship. According to Travel and Tour World, Royal Caribbean’s luxurious new vessel 'Icon of the Seas' is nearing completion in the Turku shipyard on Finland’s southwestern coast, its maiden voyage scheduled for January 2024.
Due to essential repair work to the runway at RAF Brize Norton, the South Atlantic Airbridge connecting with the Falkland Islands will temporarily fly into, and out of East Midlands Airport (EMA). The final SAA flight into RAF Brize Norton prior to work commencing is scheduled to be the northbound service TOW 2233 due to depart MPC on Saturday 12 Aug. The following TOW 2230 service on Monday 14 Aug will depart from East Midlands Airport.
An impressive storm struck the southern tip of the South American continent during last weekend and at the start of this week. Three cities in the region linked by the cruise tourism industry, air transport, and other issues suffered the consequences of the battering of wind, snow storms, flying debris, and the closure of roads, ports, and airports.
FIH Group PLC on Monday reported higher profit and revenue amid an optimistic outlook, Alliance News has informed. The specialist services group with businesses in the UK and the Falkland Islands said pretax profit in the financial year to March 31 jumped 48% to GBP4.0 million from GBP2.7 million a year prior.
Argentine customs authorities Thursday extended the deadline for the return to Uruguay of Buquebus' Eladia Isabel to prevent her from sinking, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Following an inspection in June last, the vessel was found to be in a distressing condition and was to be re-exported before July 9. Now it has time so until Oct. 10.
Argentina's economic volatility has become a magnet for Uruguayan travelers during the winter recess, causing significant losses to local businesses, it was reported in Montevideo.
Following a growing tendency in Europe, such as what happened with Venice, Amsterdam's council has banned cruise ships from the city centre as it tries to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution.
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera Wednesday said that Argentine President Alberto Fernández's remarks that no water came out when people opened the faucets in Montevideo had resulted in numerous cancellations.