Along the first 6 months of the year 2014, the number of cruise ships that docked at the port of Progreso increased of 48 percent over the same period in 2013, placing the port in fifth place nationally in terms of movement of vessels and passengers.
This is encouraging considering the fact that in 2013 the “Carnival Triumph” was involved in an incident when it accidentally caught fire in middle of the Gulf of Mexico, which led to a big setback for the industry, but most of all to Carnival, one of the world’s most popular cruise lines, with 24 ships operating 3 to 18 day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the Fiji Islands.
During the first half of this year, 52 ships arrived to Progreso, bringing 137,067 passengers, a significant increase from 2013, when only 35 boats arrived with 87,000 vacationers in the same period of time.
As for the number of boats, Yucatan stands in fifth place nationally only to Cozumel (589), Ensenada (148), Cabo San Lucas (71) and Puerto Vallarta (64); however, the Yucatecan destination is at fourth place in number of passengers, just below Cozumel (1,779,607), Ensenada (356,325) and Cabo San Lucas (142,734) and the remains above Puerto Vallarta (135,236).
Source: La Verdad de Yucatán
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