Businessman Daniel Chávez, owner of Grupo Vidanta, is moving forward in the construction of a port in Vallarta to enter the cruise business.
In Mexico, all the projects have failed to create a Home Port, that is, a port from which these floating hotels leave to also return there after completing a circuit.
Poor planning in Mexico is to blame. Cozumel, which due to its geographical position is the largest cruise destination in the world, does not even have an efficient system to sell fuel to ships.
Grupo Vidanta in Nuevo Vallarta is one of the areas biggest and most successful developments, which is currently constructing an amusement park themed with Cirque du Soleil.
Already successful in hotels, real estate and timeshare, Grupo Vidanta now has their eyes on the cruise industry in Mexico.
Cruises Marítimos Vacacionales (CMV), announced the itinerary for their first Mexico home-based cruise service will set sail on February 3, 2019 from Acapulco. The cruise ship, the Magellan, will arrive in Puerto Vallarta for the first time on February 7.