Depending on the times of the shipping tourism season, these could decrease in the coming months and return strongly in October.
MAZATLÁN.- The Administration of the Mazatlán National Port System, ASIPONA, announced that in May there will still be at least 7 tourist cruises in the month, gradually saying goodbye to the shipping season.
From one to two ships per week is what they have programmed from ASIPONA. The first week of the month, in the middle of Labor Day, the Navigator of The Seas arrived, which maintains a route from Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, passes to Mazatlán and continues to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, with an influx of approximately 5,000 people, between passengers and crew.
This same week the arrival of the Carnival Panorama has been forecast, which will maintain its constant arrival on Wednesdays of the month, being the only one that will repeat and will be at the “Pearl of the Pacific” for more than five times.
On May 22, the Navigator of The Seas will repeat to the destination with its arrival, fulfilling her second visit in the month and with the same number of passengers.
The decrease in cruise ship arrivals indicates that the season is about to end and although one to two cruise ships are arriving in the following months, the strength of the season is forecast until October.
In April approximately 14 cruise ships arrived; in March, the arrival was 17 cruise ships; in February, 15 ships were registered; in January, 2023 started with around 23 cruises.
In constant interviews, ASIPONA has said that this is normal, as it happens with other tourist segments, such as conventional tourism, it occurs during holiday seasons; foreign tourism in winter, as well as congresses and conventions.
By the end of the year, the destination will have a record of about 150 cruises, a number similar to that of 2022; Added to this is the fact that Mazatlán will host the Annual Convention of the FCCA, which brings together all the shipping companies of the Caribbean and in which they agree on business in favor of the destinations and their cruises.