28.1.08

More cruise ships coming to Uruguay

Above: One of three cruise ships in Punta del Este on January 23rd

Eighty-three cruise ships are expected to visit Punta del Este and Montevideo this summer (December 15th 2007 – March 15th, 2008). This is a 60% increase in the number of vessels over last year.

Stack of cruise ship seen from Calle Zabala in Montgevideo's Ciudad Vieja

A year and a half ago it was a head-turner to hear someone speaking English in Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja. However, with the increased number of cruise ship visits it is becoming more common.

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