Cruise tourism in Mazatlan does not stop, 84 cruise ships have arrived this 2023
Published byon July 26, 2023
In what seems like an unstoppable surge, cruise tourism in Mazatlán continues to flourish, as 84 cruise ships have already graced the shores of the “Pearl of the Pacific” in 2023. The half-year count showcases an impressive economic boon of approximately 19 million dollars, drawing attention to the city’s growing popularity as a cruise destination.
The Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, and Fisheries of Mazatlán disclosed that over 308 thousand passengers have disembarked in the city, marking a remarkable 60 percent increase compared to the previous year, 2022.
The Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, lauded these outstanding results, underscoring the commitment to enhance maritime connectivity and thereby bolstering tourism activity to foster further growth and development.
The recent arrival of the Carnival Panorama heightened the excitement. This grand vessel made its entrance from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, carrying a staggering 4,909 passengers. The ship’s itinerary showed that it would proceed towards its next destination, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
July proved to be an especially bustling month for the Carnival Panorama, with four arrivals and over 20,000 passengers reported by SECTUR, the state agency responsible for tourism.
Looking ahead, SECTUR revealed that, following the Tianguis Turístico in October, the port of Topolobampo is set to welcome cruise ships again, resuming their much-anticipated tourist activities.
The excitement continues throughout the year, as SEDECTUR data indicates that a total of 143 cruise ships are expected to dock in Mazatlán. This translates to an estimated 59 more cruise ships scheduled to arrive before the year concludes.
Mazatlán’s remarkable success in attracting cruise tourism showcases the city’s allure as a preferred destination among tourists and cruise liners alike. The steady stream of visitors has translated into a significant economic boost for the region, revitalizing local businesses and fostering community growth.
As cruise liners continue to find Mazatlán alluring, local authorities and stakeholders are actively working to ensure the city can accommodate the increasing demand while preserving its natural beauty and cultural charm.
The future remains promising for Mazatlán’s cruise tourism, as the city’s popularity on the global travel map is only set to rise further, solidifying its reputation as a must-visit destination for cruise enthusiasts.
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