Guernsey expects more than 70 cruise ships in 2011

Tenders travel to and from a cruise ship moored off Guernsey Mr Moriarty said the island had to be looking ahead to future cruise ships seasons

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Up to 65,000 cruise ship passengers could disembark in Guernsey during 2011, according to the Commerce and Employment Department.

Figures show 77 liners are due to call in, which is 43% up on 2010.

Last year about 54 ships called with about 40,000 passengers disembarking to visit the island.

Jason Moriarty, spokesman for Visit Guernsey, said the island was well established as a good destination, but there was no room for complacency.

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