[www.inewsguyana.com] – The internationally-known cruise liner, Vista Mar on Tuesday docked at the Demerara Sugar Terminal Wharf, Ruimveldt allowing its passengers to enjoy the view of the capital city, Georgetown. This is the ship’s third voyage to the country.
The four-deck ship has a carrying capacity of 400, and brought 320 tourists from varying countries including Germany from where the ship originates and the Philippines.
Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Indranauth Haralsingh visited the ship and extended a warm welcome from Tourism Minister (ag) Irfaan Ali to the crew and tourists.
Haralsingh also presented to the crew members tokens such as plaques bearing an impressive photograph of the majestic Kaieteur Fall and a bottle of one of the country’s finest rum, El Dorado 15 – Year Old.
The passengers were given the opportunity to go site seeing around Georgetown, and visit the Essequibo River and the Kaieteur falls among other places.
He also expressed hope that the ship continues to make visits to Guyana and promote the country as a viable tourist destination.
He pointed out that the country recently rebranded to ‘Guyana South America Undiscovered’, and noted that there are still many discoveries to be made in the country as it is a little known destination.
Vista Mar first arrived in Guyana in 2010 and its second visit was on February 5, 2012. [Extracted and modified from GINA]