The Seven Seas Splendor cruise belonging to the Regen Seven Seas Cruises shipping company, arrives for the first time to Puerto Vallarta, thus adding the twelfth cruise ship received in the port for humanitarian reasons.
Without passengers on board and with 125 crew members, of different nationalities, for the operation and operation of the ship, coming from the Port of Los Angeles, California, USA, it will be docked in the Port for 30 days, for protection during this contingency, where they will be provided with all port service
The ship is commanded by Diego Michelozzi, who has been working aboard cruise ships for 20 years. The Seven Seas Splendor, launched in February 2020, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, is 224 meters long, being the second in the Explorer class of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the fifth ship of the company, said the API.
“As in each humanitarian arrival, the respective authorities such as International Health, Migration, Customs and SENASICA were present, verifying, among other things, the health of the crew,” the API Puerto Vallarta detailed.
Since the novel coronavirus COVID-19 was announced a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020, by the World Health Organization, Puerto Vallarta has been exceedingly proactive in protecting its citizens and visitors and helping prevent the spread of the virus.
Organizations throughout Puerto Vallarta have cooperated and the majority of citizens have been fantastic and compliant in practicing social distancing and staying at home. The authorities are applying and exercising preventative measures when necessary to ensure everyone’s safety. Medical attention is being expertly applied to anyone who has symptoms in the State of Jalisco
All cruise ships that had planned to dock in Puerto Vallarta have been canceled. This decision was implemented to protect citizens and to prevent tourists from traveling from countries with a high rate of positive coronavirus cases entering the city.
Some cruise lines are expecting to resume activities by the end of May 2020. These companies are American Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Emerald Waterways, Celestyal Cruises, and Disney. Although these companies are hoping to reopen within a short amount of time, it all depends on the contingency of the virus and whether it’s in the best interests of the citizens whether they will dock in Puerto Vallarta.
Source: tribunadelabahia.com.mx, vallartadaily.com
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