Cruise Ships Return to Puerto Vallarta Next Week

Beginning next week, cruise ships will make their return to Puerto Vallarta. There are currently 53 cruise ships scheduled to dock in Puerto Vallarta the remainder of this year, bringing the total arrivals to 117 in 2014.

After nearly a three month break, two ships will port on Tuesday including Carnival Spirit who will be bringing 2,700 passengers to our city. As the year progresses there will be an increase in the number of arrivals, September will receive four, October 12 arrivals, November 16, and finally December 14 arrivals.

Miguel Angel García Beltrán, General Director of the Port Authority Vallarta, said “We had a forecast of 107 arrivals for 2014, currently our total is 117, which means 10 more cruise ships will arrive at this port than originally predicted.”

García Beltrán is projecting that 2015 will be better, with significant growth, currently Puerto Vallarta has a schedule of arrivals with 142 cruises confirmed and that there will be no pauses, so Vallarta will have the presence of vessels every month of 2015.

The director noted that the Port Authority Vallarta this year started a recovery, because last year only 81 arrivals were recorded.

This year, Disney Cruise announced its return to Mexico and the Carnival Miracle will resume week-long itineraries with stops at Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and a full day at Mazatlan.

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