Falklands Welcomes Record Number of Cruise Ship Passengers
A record number of cruise ship passengers visited Stanley on Friday 6 February. The cruise ships Infinity, Spirit of Adventure and Norwegian Sun brought 4,053 passengers to the Falklands capital, outstripping the previous record day of 3,779 which took place on 4 December 2007. General Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, Jake Downing, said: “Visitor feedback was excellent, with a large proportion saying they’d consider coming back here again”. Mr Downing added that visitor numbers so far for this season were up 26% overall on last year, the growth being down to the worldwide boom in cruising, which is currently the fastest growing tourism sector in the world and more specifically due to the popularity of South America and Antarctica as cruising destinations. Visit www.falklandislands.com for more information on the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.