Nicaragua Closes Good Cruise Ship Season

The increase in cruise ship arrivals was partly due to the influenza A outbreak in Mexico because 6 cruises ships were diverted to Nicaragua.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The goal of the Nicaraguan Association of Tourism (ANTUR) for the 2008-2009 Season was 54 cruise ships and 60 arrived in Nicaraguan ports. While the influenza outbreak in Mexico helped in that 6 more cruise ships arrived, less than 54 arrived in the country last season, so ANTUR described the results as "successful.”

According to, "It is estimated that between 2,000 and 2,500 people travel on each ship that arrives in the country; of these passengers, an average of 700 go ashore in Nicaraguan ports and visit tourist attractions. Tour operators are already planning for the 2009-2010 cruise season."

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