Following on three years of absence because of the pandemic, “cruises will be returning to Uruguay and Argentina and in the specific case of Uruguay, it will be a record for the last ten years”, explained Ferraz (CLIA) during a cruise convention held in the Uruguayan city of Colonia, just across from Buenos Aires.
Ferraz estimated 122 cruise calls this summer in Montevideo, and another 70 at Punta del Este, the South Atlantic seaside. “It’s a record number for Uruguay”.
The vessels will be arriving from the north, from Brazil on South American tours and a few from the south, more precisely Ushuaia, since these are long haul cruises circumnavigating the world.
According to the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism the first cruise in Montevideo is expected on 7 December. But the ministry also pointed out that cruise calls anticipated in Uruguay will be higher than those announced by Ferraz, some 213 calls, and likewise a record number.