CRUISE REACHES MS EUROPA EL SALVADOR WITH 400 EUROPEAN TOURISTS
With 400 Passengers and 285 crew onboard, the German cruiser MS EUROPA arrived in the country for the third time, indicating that El Salvador and is positioned on the tourist radar this company.
The economic impact left by opting for cruise tours in the country is approximately $200 and $250.
The German ship MS Europa, considered the most luxurious in the world for being considerate of the five-star category plus, docked at a pier of the port of Acajutla 400 tourists of various nationalities, the 75% others among New Zealanders Germans, U.S., Austrian, English, Norwegian, Swedish and Peruvian.
The welcome of the passengers got off the cruise to see the tourist attractions of the west of the country, was given by the Minister of Tourism, Lic. Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran.
The official said that on average each tourist who landed leaves an important economic benefit to populations and tourist sites where visitors approach.
"El Salvador is positioning itself as a cruise destination. Although the Port of Acajutla is built for commercial cargo ships, is admirable as our tourism entrepreneurs make the effort and transform ambientarlo to welcome tourists, providing a welcome food, the folklore of our Pueblos Vivos and above the smiles and friendliness of our people ", Duarte said Minister.
Vessel, having 199 meters long, docked at the pier since early Saturday and 7:30 a.m. comenzaron down about 380 tourists to various tourist routes, such as the Route of the Volcanoes (Cerro Verde), City of Santa Ana, Club Las Veraneras (for those who want to play golf) and other tourist destinations. The cruise passed anchored by 6 hours since the 13:30 pm sailed to the port of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
Tourists who stayed in the port of Acajutla had the opportunity to buy various handicrafts and miscellaneous manufactures nearly 10 micro and small businesses that had set up their canopis in the dock. Among these there were selling indigo dyed garments, Coffee coconut handicrafts, inter alia.
The total distance of the Central segment MS EUROPA is called "From pyramids and birds" and consists of 16 days out of Mexico, Guatemala through, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. The approximate cost paid by each passenger on this tour can be 8,000 euros ($11,520 dollars) to 12.000 euros ($17,300 dollars) depending on the type of cover and suites which house.
Last 12 April sailed from the port of Acapulco and 28 April will end its journey in La Guajira, Venezuela where passengers addressed planes that return to their countries of origin.
The MS EUROPA belongs to the German company Hapag Lloyd and was operated by Grayline tour company Avitours El Salvador-DMC (Destination Management Company, the company specializes in destination).
Cruises are trips on cruise ships anywhere in the world as leisure travelers, be a different form of tourism, where countries are known unexplored through other means of transportation.
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