Cozumel, Q.R. — The largest cruise ship in the world made its premier landing at Cozumel over the weekend where the ship and its passengers were welcomed by officials.
Municipal President Pedro Joaquín welcomed passengers on Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship which is owned by Royal Caribbean International, after the massive vessel docked for the first time in the International Terminal SSA Mexico.
On hand for the welcoming ceremony was director of the Tourist Promotion Council of Quintana Roo Darío Flota Ocampo and Alicia Ricalde Magaña, general director of the Port Administration of Quintana Roo.
During the ceremony, Cozumel mayor, Pedro Joaquin said that Cozumel endorses its leadership at the national and international level as a destination for cruises with infrastructure to receive thousands of passengers and crew members.
“We know of the tourist potential of Cozumel, to place it as one of the main destinations for cruises worldwide, therefore, we work in a coordinated manner with the federal and state governments in order to strengthen our port infrastructure,” said the municipal president.
He also affirmed that they maintain a close relationship with the executives of the main cruise companies that visit the island such as Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, so that they continue to consider Cozumel in their itineraries.
After a tour of the ship, Pedro Joaquín delivered a plaque to the Captain of Symphony of the Seas, Robert Hampstead, who thanked the municipal president for his hospitality.
According to information from the Port Administration of Quintana Roo, between January to October, Cozumel has received nearly 3.5 million cruise ship passengers.
After a day on the island, Symphony of the Seas moved on and set sail for the port of Nassau, Bahamas. The ship is 362 meters long with a maximum passenger capacity of 6,680 and crew of 2,200.