After more than three months of an empty port, Puerto Vallarta welcomed the Carnival Legend this afternoon, her first cruise ever to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She brings with her 2,987 passengers and ushers in the beginning of the new travel season to Puerto Vallarta.
A simple ceremony was held at the Port Authority to welcome the ships arrival and passengers. The event was attended by the Port Captain, Port Administration, National Migration Institute, and representatives of the Puerto Vallarta Board of Tourism and the business sector.
Passengers were greeted by mariachi music as they descended from the ship. Later the ceremonial exchange of the rings took place, which occurs on a ships first visit to a port.
The ship will spend 12 hour in port, from 8 AM – 8 PM.
Friday Puerto Vallarta will welcome the second ship of the season, Seven Seas Navigator, with a much smaller passenger load of 500 persons.