Guatemalan Pacific awaiting cruise Norwegian Bliss

Guatemalan Pacific awaiting cruise Norwegian Bliss

May 18, 2018, 01:19 Guatemala, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Pacific has everything ready to welcome one of the largest and most modern cruises in the world, the Norwegian Bliss. The Institute of Tourism of this Central American country (Inguat) confirmed the arrival of the ship that sailed on April 21 from Germany to the United States, but before it will touch several major ports in Latin America. About four thousand people come aboard the Norwegian Bliss, which will be at least 12 hours in its passage through Guatemala. Its construction was completed in 2018, measuring 333.5 meters in length (length), 41.5 meters in width and nine meters from the waterline to the bottom of the hull, according to an Inguat statement. The cruise exhibits a work of art by the American Robert Wyland, a mural in the hull at the height of the prow that recreates marine life with whales, whales, manta rays, turtles and dolphins with predominantly blue tones. The Inguat reported that the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, after a complicated passage through the Panama Canal, is part of the cruise season started last September and will end next August. According to the source, in the course of this period some 120 ships will arrive at Guatemalan ports, a figure that is 25 percent higher than in 2017. Data from the Inguat indicate that each passenger spends about 70 dollars between food, beverages, handicrafts, textiles and textiles, as well as jewelry and tour packages, which leaves a joint income of about seven million dollars. According to the entity’s records, most travelers come from the United States, Europe and Canada, while the main destinations in Guatemala are Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez; Quriguá, Las Escobas, Bahía de Amatique, Río Dulce and Lívingston, Izabal; Lake Atitlán, Sololá; and the Pacaya volcano. ymr / mmc

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