October will kick off “High Season” in Puerto Vallarta with the arrival of 13 cruise ships bringing an estimated 34,000 passengers and leaving a local economical impact of $3 million dollars.
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According to the Port Authority, beginning October 6, there will be continuous ship arrivals beginning with the Norweigian Pearl with over two thousand passengers.
The following day the port will roll out the red carpet for three arrivals on the same day; Norwegian Sun, Star Princess, and Holland Westerdam. The three ships will bring over 9,000 passengers to the city.
On Wednesday, October 8, the city will welcome two more arrivals, Carnival Miracle and the Golden Princess, both ships combined bringing nearly 6,000 passengers to the city.
The following week will bring three more arrivals between October 13 and October 15.
The schedules could change with rerouted cruises from Los Cabos or any tropic weather off the coast of Mexico. Currently cruise ship operators are watching the track of Tropical Storm Simon in the Pacific.
Currently Puerto Vallarta is recording a 43% increase in cruise activity in the area.