Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises Mexico Travel 

Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises

Carnival Cruise Line will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of Galveston and New Orleans in 2019. Carnival Cruise Line has said that for 2019, they will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of New Orleans and Galveston, which includes stops on Cozumel. Carnival Valor will increase its current 2,974 passenger capacity by 10 percent, while the 3,646 passenger Carnival Dream will increase capacity by 22 percent. The increase in passenger capacity will apply to the line’s four and five-day itineraries. Carnival…

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New Mein Schiff cruise ship set to dock at Cozumel Mexico Travel 

New Mein Schiff cruise ship set to dock at Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The island of Cozumel is getting ready to receive a first-time ship as Germany’s Mein Schiff 6 heads toward the island. Owned by TUI Cruises, the Mein Shciff is a Germany-based joint venture of the German Tourist company TUI AG and the American cruise operator, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. TUI started operations in 2009 with a concept for German-speaking vacationers who opt for premium experience, custom-tailored for German tastes. The massive cruise ship is expected to make port at Punta Langosta on November 15. At full capacity, the 15 deck ship with…

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Cancun airport officially eliminates customs forms, traffic light system Cancun Mexico Travel 

Cancun airport officially eliminates customs forms, traffic light system

Cancun, Q.R. — Travel into Cancun has become faster and more simplified with the elimination of both the traffic light baggage check system and custom’s declaration forms. The removal of the traditional traffic light baggage check system along with customs forms, is part of the modernization of the state’s new Terminal 4 at the Cancun International Airport. Officially inaugurated at the end of October, the new Terminal 4 is fully outfitted with modern technology that allows for the elimination of the old processes. In their place, passengers will have their…

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Disney Cruise Line returns to all Mexico ports Mexico Travel 

Disney Cruise Line returns to all Mexico ports

Cancun, Q.R. — The Disney Cruise Line has said they will be expanding their San Diego season by offering a variety of cruises to Mexico ports in 2019. The company says that from March to May of 2019, they will again be offering Mexico cruises that will dock in popular ports such as Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. The Mexico cruises will depart from the port of San Diego and offer passengers two, four, five and seven-night vacation packages beginning November 2. Cruises from San Diego to Mexico…

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Mexico maintains leadership in cruise ship tourism Mexico Travel 

Mexico maintains leadership in cruise ship tourism

Cancun, Q.R. — The Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, said that this year, the country will register the arrival of just over 7 million tourists by cruise ship, a record for this segment of the tourism sector. This year, Mexico will close with just over 7 million tourists by cruise ships from varying ports around the country. Enrique de la Madrid Cordero says that 2018 will also be very good for cruise tourism which is expected to exceed 2,262 ships registered in domestic ports. Secretary of Tourism Promotion (Sefotur), Saul Ancona Salazar said last year, 350,000…

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Despite travel advisory, negative press, millions flock to Cancun Cancun Mexico Travel 

Despite travel advisory, negative press, millions flock to Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Despite news reports, a travel advisory and other insecurity concerns, visitors to the main tourist destinations in Mexico continue to arrive by the millions. In August, the U.S. issued a travel advisory for several areas of Mexico including Cancún and Riviera Maya, two of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. While some in the tourist industry are trying to address the issues, others are doubling down on selling vacation packages as safe options. In fact, the U.S. State Department reports in its current travel advisory for Mexico, “There…

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World's largest cruise ship announced by Royal Caribbean Travel 

World’s largest cruise ship announced by Royal Caribbean

The world’s largest cruise ship is expected to launch in April as Royal Caribbean adds another ship to its fleet. The new Symphony of the Seas will be the company’s fourth Oasis-class ship and the largest in the world. Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley announced the new ship saying, “What can you say when the best keep getting better?” He added that in terms of sales, the new ship is already outpacing Harmony of the Seas, the company’s most popular ship. Symphony of the Seas will offer new features including a…

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In light of recent events travel advisories issued for U.S. Travel 

In light of recent events travel advisories issued for U.S.

Several foreign state departments in Europe have made recent updates to their travel advisories for citizens visiting the United States. While some of the updates include mentions of recent natural occurrences such as Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, they have all included statements about terrorism in the country, suggesting their citizens carefully examine “the necessity” of travel to America. As of October 9, the U.K. has updated their foreign travel advice to citizens traveling to the United States explaining, “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the…

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