Monday, 14 February 2011

Falkland Islands celebrate record-breaking cruise arrivals

A new record was set on 2 February when 5,409 visitors arrived on board cruise ships in one day, making it the busiest day ever in Stanley’s cruise ship visitor history.

Passengers enjoyed local tours and walks, with the Museum and Gypsy Cove - home to a colony of gentoo penguins - proving popular attractions. Outside the capital, sought-after trips include Bluff Cove Lagoon and Volunteer Point – home to the largest colony of king penguins in the Falklands.

A total of 29 ships are scheduled to call at the Falkland Islands this season as an integral part of wider South America or Antarctica itineraries, comprising both expedition vessels and large cruise lines. The Falklands cruise season runs from October to April – the optimum time for wildlife viewing. The 740-island archipelago is situated in the South Atlantic, about 300 miles from South America.

For more information, visit www.falklandislands.com or The Cruise Line