Cruise Ships Prolong Their Stay in Guatemala

Due to the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, cruise ships that were bound for Mexico will dock in Guatemalan ports.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The World and Explore cruise ships will stay in Guatemala for four days, while it is usual for cruise ships to set sail on the afternoon of the same day when they arrive.

Additionally, two other cruise ships, Zuiderdam and Westerdam, diverted their route to Guatemala and they will be arriving either today or tomorrow.

Carlos Sandoval, of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, believes that cruise ship passengers represent an increase in foreign currency earnings by staying longer in the country," according to an article in

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Florida Caribbean Cruise Association to Visit Honduras

February 2012

The Florida Caribbean Cruise Representatives Association (FCCA) wants to personally see sites that may be suitable for installing luxury cruise terminals in the future.

A high level delegation from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will visit Honduras next week to learn about different locations in the Honduran Caribbean that could become luxury cruise terminals, revealed the Ministry of Tourism.

Cruise Tourism in Central America Growing

July 2011

Countries are making significant efforts to strengthen this sector, according to the Tourism Promotion Agency of Central America.

Honduras recently reported the arrival of 470,000 cruise passengers in the first six months of 2011, over 188 cruise ships, 115 of which landed in Mohogany Bay, which recently opened a new dock.

Nicaragua Closes Good Cruise Ship Season

May 2009

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

The goal of the Nicaraguan Association of Tourism (ANTUR) for the 2008-2009 Season was 54 cruise ships and 60 arrived in Nicaraguan ports.

Arrival of cruise ships at risk in Guatemala

January 2009

Norwegian Cruise Line conditioned the arrival of its cruise ships to the country on whether the Government continues to insist on charging the $10 departure tax for each tourist. reports that "The company is threatening to take its 27 ships, which it was planning to bring to Guatemala this year, to other countries.

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