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.
At least 17 people have been killed as the deadly bomb cyclone continues to hit the United States where no less than 60% of its population has been affected by storm alerts.
Brazil's National Union of Aeronauts (SNA) workers Thursday voted against a new proposal and thus their strike went into its fifth consecutive day, affecting airline operations at the country's largest air terminals.
Low cost airline Jetsmart is scheduled to resume flying to Punta Arenas from Santiago de Chile this Thursday, after having recovered the Santiago/Puerto Natales route last 5 December, according to Pablo García general manager for the company in Chile.
The current cruise season means some 200,000 tourists will be visiting the extreme south Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, based on the announced projection of 540 calls in Ushuaia, according to Dante Querciali, president of Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute.
After the daily strike between 6 am and 8 am called for by Brazil's National Union of Aeronauts (SNA), 25 delays (14 takeoffs and 11 landings) were reported Monday at Brasilia's Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport.
Uruguay's Minister of Tourism Tabaré Viera insisted this week that lifting all sanitary requirements from inbound travelers would be the desirable thing to do, but admitted that, in the end, such a decision was up to the health authorities who needed to protect the local population first and foremost.
The Uruguayan Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is working to transfer in humanitarian flights for Uruguayans stranded in Peru after the decree of state of emergency came into force. Since Pedro Castillo was ousted and Dina Boluarte assumed the presidency, 12 people have died in clashes with security forces and six in roadblocks, with great mobilizations expected for Friday.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced in a press release that November was a record-breaking booking month, the best booking day in the cruise line’s history, and November 28 was the best booked Cyber Monday, allowing NCL to achieve a record booking week for the week ending November 25,
The best new cruise ship of 2022 has gone to Norwegian Prima, in the Ocean category of the Cruise Critic Editors' Pick Award. The vessel has 3099 guests and 1,506 crew, with a three level race track and slides that are 10-stories tall.