The Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal and the captain of the ship, Andrew McRonald, exchange commemorative plaques for this achievement.
Progreso, Yucatán, (December 27, 2021) .- Cruise tourism recovers its dynamism, as the Port of Progreso received, for the first time in its history, the luxury cruise ship Disney Wonder from the Disney Cruise Line shipping company, which boosts the economic reactivation of the state, through an important economic spill, for the benefit of local families.
From the International Cruise Terminal at the Height Port of Progreso, Andrew McRonald, captain of the Disney Wonder, pointed out that they would not be here without the help of many collaborators present, mainly the Governor of Yucatan, who has made a reality of welcoming Disney Cruise Line.
“On behalf of my crew, I tell you that it is an honor to bring the Disney Wonder cruise ship to Progreso; It was wonderful to arrive sailing this morning and we are excited to come to this port, knowing everything there is to see and do for our guests, whether they visit Chichén Itzá, decide to explore the crystal clear waters of the cenotes of the region and we know that our guests are going to enjoy exploring the state, ” he assured.
During his message, the Governor pointed out that, today, a longing that we had in Yucatan for a long time came true, because definitely, Disney Cruise Line is a shipping company that everyone wants to have in their port, which shows that the territory is at its best.
Accompanied by the director of the Disney Wonder Hotel, Alberto Besco, Vila Dosal recalled that the local epidemiological traffic light is green, but with a high guard, and tourism comes at a great moment, especially due to the transformation of Progreso, where “ We have a remodeled International Boardwalk, new tourist attractions, a beach that is certified as clean and this is only a little of what is coming because the last stage of the Malecón remodeling we are going to start in January ”.
Within this framework, Vila Dosal and the captain of the Disney Wonder, Andrew McRonald, exchanged commemorative plaques of the first arrival, an event in which the Operations Manager of SSA Mexico in this port, Carlos López Vivas; the representative of the Administration of the National Port System of Progreso (Asipona), Alicia Lara Alcocer, and the General Director of Aconsur, José Enrique Molina Casares.
Also, it was reported that, since activities were resumed with the arrival of cruise ships, last July, a total of 21 have arrived in Progreso.
The Disney Wonder arrived at the Progreso Maritime Terminal at 7:56 am, with 1,380 passengers and a crew of 962 onboard; From Galveston, the cruise ship sailed to the island of Cozumel, to later include Progreso in his trip of 5 days and 4 nights.
The cruise will stay until 6:00 in the afternoon of this day, and then return to his departure point and finish the experience.
Upon arrival, the passengers and crew were received by the Friends of Health, who provided them with antibacterial gel and face masks, if required, as part of the care provided by the State Government, to achieve an economic recovery with safety and responsibility.
Before retiring, Vila Dosal boarded the Ship of the Mexican Navy Secretariat (Semar), ARM Veracruz PO-154, in the company of Rear Admiral General Corps of the General Staff, Sergio Reyes Rodríguez, and together, they toured the interior of the ship, where the Governor signed the distinguished visitors’ book and spoke with the crew.
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