Puerto Vallarta Sees 43 Percent Increase in Cruise Ship Arrivals

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the Pacific seaport city of Puerto Vallarta will see 118 cruises call on its shores this year, 43% over 2013 when 81 cruises called the port.

Puerto Vallarta will welcome 52 cruises from September through December of this year, which added to the 64 already visited cruises earlier in the year to the Puerto Vallarta area.

Total arrivals for the year will end at 116, 81 more than the received arrivals last year.

International cruise ships calling on Puerto Vallarta this year will leave an economic impact of $25.6 million, representing an increase of 43% percent compared to 2013.

The four cruise lines that most often call on Puerto Vallarta are Norwegian, Princess, Carnival and Holland America. As for passengers, Puerto Vallarta is estimated to end the year with the arrival of about 266,800 total passengers fro the 116 cruise arrivals.

Cruise ships are still considering rerouting some cruises from Los Cabos to Puerto Vallarta due to hurricane damage and lack of services in Los Cabos.

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