The port of Punta del Este received 150,000 people on board cruise ships this season

The port of Punta del Este received 150,000 people on board cruise ships this season

Of the total number of visitors, 65% came from Brazil, while 20% came from the United States and 10% from Argentina.

Photo: Municipality of Maldonado

east point received some 150,000 people in this 2022/2023 cruise season aboard this type of vessel, so far. The current cruise period, which will continue until Friday, April 7, awaits the arrival of three other ships that will increase a final figure that will end up close to the pre-pandemic numbers, when an average of 180,000 visitors.

Of the total number of visitors, they arrived in about 50 cruise shipshe 65% of tourists came from BrazilMeanwhile he twenty% did it since USAa 10% from Argentinaand the 5% remaining were extra regional.

The head of the port of the peninsular city, carlos ferreiraassured that “It has been a very important season”, which left “very good expectations for 2023/24” where “expected 10% growth, plus 10% in 2024/25 ”.

In this line, Ferreira added that the arrival of the ships generates economic movement for the workers in the area, since only to cover the operations of the luxury cruise MSC Preciosa “23 buses were hired directly”, and jobs were indirectly generated for tour guides, bus drivers and taxi drivers.


Photo: Municipality of Maldonado

From MSC Cruises they assured that the season “exceeded all expectations”

On the other hand, the director of MSC Cruises for Latin America, Javier MassignaniHe emphasized that the current season “exceeded all the expectations we had because we came from a pandemic” and “we did not know how it was going to develop”, however, from his company he bet on the region.

In turn, Massignani, expressed “there are cruises that only touch Punta del Este, Montevideoand Buenos Aires”, therefore, both the capital of the country, and the city of the east “are two essential destinations” within a structure of seven South American ports, where “two correspond to Uruguay”.

Source: Ambito

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