As a result of the impulse that Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal has given to cruise tourism in Yucatan, this sector maintains a good dynamic with the arrival of more and more ships, such as the Norwegian Prima, which for the first time arrived at the port of Progreso, with a total of 2,306 passengers and 1,529 crew members on board, which will leave an important economic benefit for local families.
(Por Esto!).- For the remainder of the year, 28 more ships are expected to arrive, while 79 are scheduled to arrive during 2023, bringing 197,600 passengers.
Yucatan continues to receive cruise passengers from all over the world, as a result of the efforts to promote the reactivation of the cruise sector, which has allowed the arrival of large cruise ships, such as the luxury Disney Wonder received last year, showing that the territory is at its best moment to attract, through this type of tourism, an important economic benefit for local families.
Likewise, Vila Dosal has made several efforts to create alliances with companies in the industry and, in this way, including the entity in their itineraries, always within a strict security framework and that has given the confidence of shipping companies to land in Progreso.
Not to mention that the current administration has been committed to improving the port’s infrastructure, in order to offer attractions and experiences for visitors, such as the recently inaugurated Meteorite Museum “The Origin of New Life”, a recreational space that shows visitors the biological history since the impact of the meteorite 66 million years ago.
The Norwegian Prima, inaugurated in late August of this year with a voyage departing from Reykjavik, Iceland, is the first of six ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Prima class, which is distinguished by its cutting-edge designs and the flexibility the brand offers across its fleet.
The unit made maiden voyages to northern Europe, from the Netherlands, Denmark and England, beginning Sept. 3, before arriving in the United States; once there it is operating cruises from New York, Galveston and Miami in October and November, before settling into its homeport in Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston for the 2023 and 2024 season.