Nicaragua: Optimism Over Cruise Season

For the period 2017/18 81 cruise ships are expected to arrive in the country, which represents a 14% increase over the previous season.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The increase in arrivals of cruise ships is combined with greater availability of infrastructure and reduction in landing times, since, according to the National Port Company have "... new docks allow tourists arriving in San Juan del Sur on a cruise to disembark in an hour and a half, which is half the time it took before ... ".

See also "Nicaragua: Average Tourist Stay Lengthens"

Grisel Camill, General Manager of the Operator Nicaragua Best Guides told that with operation of these berths " ... the increase in cruises could reach up to 50% ... ".

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