Cozumel, Q.R. — After the arrival of the first cruise ship to the island of Cozumel in 15 month, its mayor Pedro Joaquin says 24 more are expected to arrive during the next two. Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquin says the economic and tourist recovery is advancing with the arrival of cruise ships.
The first ship, Adventures of the Seas by Royal Caribbean, arrived June 16. It was the first ship to dock at the island in 15 months. That same ship has since docked for a second time at Cozumel. Sine then, Joaquin has confirmed 24 cruises for the island between the months of June and July this year.
The Municipal President emphasized that, after more than a year of coordinated work with the state and federal governments of Mexico, executives and representatives of the industry, cruise ships will begin to resume their itinerary through Caribbean waters.
“We have excellent news. For the summer there are 24 confirmed cruises between June and July, representing more than 50,000 tourists on board,” he reported.
“Our commitment is to work in unity for tourism, to generate a greater influx of visitors and more jobs for the Cozumel community. We are facing the economic and tourism crisis that has marked the history of humanity and with responsibility, we are making progress in the recovery of tourism and the cruise industry,” he stated.
His announcement came toward the end of the FCCA-Port Miami Return to Sail Summit held in Miramar, Florida where more than 250 executives, presidents and cruise directors participated.