The cruise ship Disney Wonder was expected to dock in Puerto Vallarta this morning, however the cruise was canceled due to Hurricane Odile.
The Disney Wonder was expected to bring 2000 vacationers to the Puerto Vallarta port during this long holiday weekend celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day. The ships arrival would have added an estimated $500,000 USD to the local economy.
Hurricane Odile passed well off the coast of Puerto Vallarta as a Category 4 on Sunday with little to talk about, but went full force into Baja Cal. Sur as a Category 3 hurricane on Monday morning.
The Disney Wonder is a ship that is distinguished for its sophisticated design and modern innovation. Along with its sister ship, the Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder was specially constructed with families in mind, combining sleek style with a splash of fun. Today, it is one of the most revered and recognizable ocean liners in the world, inspiring awe wherever it pulls into port.
Like the Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder has 11 massive decks, a total length of 964 feet, a maximum width of 106 feet and a gross tonnage of 83,000. It has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 2,700 passengers, along with 950 Cast and Crew Members to cater to the needs of Guests on each and every voyage, from dawn until dusk.
The next cruise ship arrival to Puerto Vallarta will be the Norwegian Jewel on September 29.
Norwegian Jewel comfortably transports 2,400 guests and over 1,000 crew. Combining speed, restaurant options, and family friendly accommodations, the ship also offers guests a wide array of public bars and lounges, extensive sports and fitness activities, and staterooms designed with rich cherry wood finishing.
What a shame! Hope to see it back soon!