Cruise Lines Are Preparing Their Return to Puerto Vallarta
For the second half of this 2021, the gradual return of cruise ships is expected, since the key maritime ports of Mexico have created the necessary conditions to host them.
In the middle of this month, the US company Royal Caribbean returned to Cozumel, a port that represents half of the cruise market in the country. The other half is distributed between Quintana Roo, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Puerto Vallarta and Yucatán. These destinations have already started working on a series of protocols to cater for trips that go from the end of July to the fall season.
During the end of August and early September 2021, the return of the Carnival company is expected, which comes from California and will make stops in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán.
Holland America will also arrive in October with a new route operating with the Nieuw Amsterdam, the second largest ship in its fleet. This 21-day route from Seattle includes stops in San Diego, Puerto Vallarta, Fuerte Amador (Panama), Oranjestad (Aruba) and Half Moon Cay.
Other Holland America cruises that would be arriving are Zuiderdam (which will operate 17 cruises from San Diego between September 18 and April 22) and the Koningsdam (which will operate 23 cruises from San Diego between October 10 and April 3 Diego, 15 of them with a stop in Mexico).
For 2022, the incursion of the Ocean Victory company is expected between April and October. This new 17-day route is called ‘Pacific Paradise’ and it will sail between San Diego, California and San José, Costa Rica, but with stops in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Huatulco and Puerto Chiapas.