The potential numbers speak for themselves: it is estimated that over 6,000 passengers will disembark from just three cruise ships docking at Cartagena during the 2011-2012 cruise season.
The cruise line industry is becoming increasingly important for tourism in Colombia. Passenger numbers have increased six fold from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, approximately 290,000 arrived in the country by cruise ships, and the numbers have risen, notably in 2011, by 16% in comparison to the same period between January and June of last year.
Not only do these visitors experience the beautiful UNESCO colonial city of Cartagena, but can also extend their stay to other stunning sites including Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, the Lost City (Ciudad de Perdida), San Andres Island and many more natural attractions, boosting the economy of these not-to-be-missed destinations.
Be part of a growing trend attracting visitors from the world over to this fascinating region of the Colombian coastline; 300,000 passengers can't be wrong.
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