The Ministry of Tourism revealed that from January to August there were 83 arrivals of tourist ships with 210,000 passengers and crew on board.
Mazatlan. Without-. Mazatlán is consolidated as a port of arrival for cruise ships nationwide, since until August 2022, 83 cruise ships have arrived at the port, which represents 66% more compared to 2021, revealed Jorge González Olivieri.
The director of Special Projects of the Sinaloa Tourism Secretariat stressed that the size of the tourist boats that arrive is larger, so the number of passengers is greater.
“We have closed the month of August with 83 cruise ships, which is 66% more than in 2021, and the most important thing is that the size of the cruise ships that have been received are of much greater capacity, which gives us an increase of more than double Of the passengers received so far, we have 215% above the total of 2021,” he said.
González Olivieri assured that cruise tourism represents a very important economic movement for Mazatlán, since around 210 thousand passengers have arrived and it is estimated that each visitor leaves an approximate spill of 80 dollars.
“The arrival of cruise ships to Mazatlan represents a very important economic movement, we can calculate that each passenger leaves an approximate spill of 80 dollars, so there we can see that there is an economic spill,” he said.
The state official commented that the next cruise season begins in October and according to scheduled arrivals, the expectation is to receive 260,000 passengers, a figure higher than the 210,000 this season.
This Tuesday, cruise tourism returns to Mazatlan with the weekly arrival of the luxurious ship “Carnival Panorama”.
The ship that travels along the Mexican Pacific coast brings on board 4,146 passengers and 1,419 crew members; She will arrive at 9:00 a.m. from Los Cabos and will depart at 4:00 p.m. for Puerto Vallarta.