Vista Mar makes second voyage to Guyana
- crew and passengers treated to local taste
Georgetown, GINA, February 5, 2012
Source - GINA
The Vista Mar docks at the Guyana National Shipping Corporation Wharf
Internationally-known cruise liner, the Vista Mar this morning arrived at the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNSC) wharf with over 200 passengers and 103 crew members.
Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Indranauth Haralsingh, members of local media and General Manager of Wilderness Explorers Teri O’Brien was there to welcome the passengers and crew members
Haralsingh while welcoming the captain and his crew to Guyana said that the return of Vista Mar to Guyana for the second time is indeed a good signal for the local tourism industry.
“We are very glad that the vessel has chosen Guyana again…what we would like to see in the future is more longer visits by the vessel to Guyana so that visitors can have the opportunity to see much more of Guyana, than just its capital city,” Haralsingh said.
Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Indranauth Haralsingh presents a token to Caption Alfio Bizzi, aboard the Vista Mar
He also used the opportunity to highlight some of the many exciting adventures that Guyana has to offer to tourists and visitors.
Pointing to the country’s achievement in promoting its tourism potential he said that “Guyana has done very well in dealing with cruise ships…in fact more and more cruse ships are docking in Guyana annually,”.
Haralsingh also said that another internationally-known ship; the Clipper’s Adventure will be docking in Guyana in March.
Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority Indranauth Haralsingh, General Manager of Wilderness Explorers Teri O’Brien and officials of the Guyana National Shipping Corporation making a toast
The Captain, Alfio Bizzi said that it was his first time in Guyana and looks forward to returning in the near future.
The passengers were treated to steelpan music, local dishes and arts and craft as they disembarked the ship to have a tour of the City.
Vistamar first arrived in Guyana in 2010. The ship started its voyage on January 27 from Manaus, Brazil.
Last year five internationally-known cruise liners docked in Guyana.