Falklands break passenger record

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You know what it’s like. You wait all year for a cruise ship, then three come along all at once.
That’s what happened in Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, last week. The Celebrity Infinity, the Norwegian Sun, and Spirit of Adventure were all in port on Friday, bringing more than 4,000 passengers to a town with a population of just over 2,000.
The previous record number of visitors in a day was 3,779 in December 2007.
Spirit of Adventure is small enough to enter the harbour, but the other two ships had to anchor off-shore. Spirit also hosted a very British afternoon tea on board for the Governor, Alan Huckle, together with his wife Helen and daughter Jennifer.
The cruise passengers were treated to a flying display by RAF aircraft and South Atlantic news agency Mercopress reports one local resident as saying: “All visitors from anywhere in the world, including Argentina, are very welcome to visit the Falklands, we’re extremely proud of our way of life and our amazing wildlife.
“But we can’t help a little smile of pride when the RAF fly over on days when we know there are lots of Argentine nationals on the ship in the harbour.

By | 2009-02-11T17:04:57+00:00 11 February 2009|Cruise Destinations|0 Comments

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