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Carnival Cruises has announced the cancellation of the Carnival Miracle to Puerto Vallarta due to the path of Hurricane Carlos. The cruise was expected to bring 2,500 tourists to the city Wednesday morning at 8:00 am. The cancellation was confirmed by State Tourism Director Enrique Ramos Flores via Twitter. Por la alerta del Huracán "Carlos"...
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Major travel companies say that bookings for Puerto Vallarta have held steady despite civil unrest that occurred in and around the city earlier this month, prompting three cruise lines to skip their calls to the city. Earlier in the week, officials met with cruise operators and released a statement that future cruises will continue as...
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Yesterday, May 12, Mexican Government officials met with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association in Miami, Florida to discuss future plans for cruises to Puerto Vallarta. According to a statement they agreed, “to improve and increase communications to ensure the cruise lines are kept better informed and receive updates in real time about the destination.” A...
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What could be the beginning of fallout and impact on the local economy for Puerto Vallarta after May 1 violence erupted across the state of Jalisco, Royal Caribbean has announced that Jewel of the Seas will cancel a planned stop in Puerto Vallarta on May 12. Royal Caribbean says that due to travel warnings issued...
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The sound of heavy machinery scraping against rocks and an overwhelming smell of diesel fuel invade an otherwise serene desert beach where Mexico will spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise-ship home port. The Mexican government chose to build the port in the sleepy beach town of Puerto Peñasco, better known as Rocky Point,...
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Gastrointestinal illness has gripped 100 people on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control. Of the ship’s 2,117 passengers, 95 have suffered from vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms, the CDC said. The illness has also affected five members of the 964-person crew. The CDC has yet to...
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Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s leading tourism destinations, continues to attract international investors to its shores as tourism arrival continues its steady increase. With six properties opening up in the past 12 months, Puerto Vallarta is already looking into the next group of hotels to open on the shores of the Mexican Pacific Cost jewel....
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The international cruise industry serving Puerto Vallarta is on the rise. This year cruise arrivals to the port city are expected to increase 26% compared to 2014. Last year 120 cruise ships anchored in Puerto Vallarta, but this year the port already has 139 arrivals confirmed. Arturo Ganem, a Representative for Carnival Cruise Lines in...
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The federal government of Mexico has earmarked $76 billion pesos ($6 billion USD) to upgrade the country’s ports used for commercial purposes, primarily cruise ships in tourism and exports, including upgrades to the marina terminal of Puerto Vallarta. Currently the Puerto Vallarta marina terminal can accommodate two docked cruise ships while others remain anchored. The...
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This week, Southwest Airlines announced plans to add non-stop flights from Houston, TX to Puerto Vallarta, and four other Mexico destinations in October, 2015. In addition to flights from Houston to Puerto Vallarta, the airline is also seeking approval for flights to Mexico City, Cancun, and San Jose from Houston’s Hobby Airport. Last month Southwest...
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The Secretary General of the local council, Victor Manuel Bernal Vargas, officially welcomed the ship with Vice Admiral Alberto Zarate Castillo, commander of the Eighth Naval District. The ship will offer free tours between November 16 – 18 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Marina cruise terminal, with her message of friendship and...
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With a nod to nostalgia and a big pop culture wink, the original cast of The Love Boat christened Regal Princess, in a star-studded ceremony that kicked off an upcoming year of 50th anniversary festivities for Princess Cruises. All of the original TV cast members – Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Fred Grandy (Gopher), Ted Lange...
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The CEO of APIBCS, Jesus Gonzalez Robles, said this morning that this was the first arrival of the Miracle cruise liner to Port of Pichilingue bringing 2,395 passengers and 931 crew members. He stated that Port of Pichilingue was the best alternative to avoid weather conditions on the planned route to Puerto Vallarta and that...
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This is updated from our original story. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had declared that Dario Guerrero Meneses, an illegal immigrant, effectively deported himself when he crossed the border without permission to accompany his dying mother to clinics offering alternative cancer treatments in Mexico. His mother died in August, and the agency denied Guerrero’s...
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Visiting Puerto Vallarta on a cruise ship can be great fun, but as you know your time is limited, so time management is of the essence to make sure you hit the highlights or points of interest for you. First, let’s cover transportation, time is limited so of course you will want to make it...
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