Cruise Ship Arrivals to Guatemala Increase by 20%
One of the reasons for the increase was the arrival of 6 vessels that switched destinations from Mexico to Guatemala due to the influenza A outbreak.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Last season, which began in August 2008 and ended last weekend, the major Guatemalan ports, Queztal and Santo Tomás de Castilla, received 122 cruise ships.
The increase in cruise ship arrivals was partly due to the influenza A outbreak in Mexico because 6 cruises ships were diverted to Nicaragua.
Guatemala's Cruise Liner season begins today, with the arrival to Port Quetzal of 'Norwegian Pearl', a 2.500 passenger ship.
Due to the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, cruise ships that were bound for Mexico will dock in Guatemalan ports.
Cruise companies need improvements in port areas reserved for passengers, cargo ships and vessel towing.
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