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Falklands expect busy cruise season with return of Norwegian Line

Staff writer ▼ | August 22, 2015
The return of the Norwegian Cruise Line to South America this season with nine planned calls to the Falkland Islands "is a massive boost to our cruise ship industry," Sulivan Shipping Tourism Coordinator Samantha Marsh told Penguin News.
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Tourism   60,000 cruise ship passengers expected in Falklands
"We are looking at an estimate of 60,000 cruise ship passengers in the upcoming season. Of course total arrivals are always dictated by the weather, so we remain hopeful that the weather will be kind to us this year with few cancellations."

Last year 43,437 cruise ship passengers landed in Stanley, with six cancellations due to bad weather.

If the hoped for 60,000 visitors pans out then numbers will have crept up to be almost on a par with the 2007-2009 seasons with 62,203 and 62,485 visitors respectively.

Shortly after that the impact of the worldwide recession came to call; numbers dropped all the way down to 29,000 visitors in 2012/2013, before rising again last season to 43,437.