Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – This month, Puerto Vallarta welcomes the start of the high season for international cruise tourism, with a total of 15 scheduled arrivals, including two double arrivals and a special visit that spans two dates without actually staying overnight.
According to information from the Administration of the National Port System Puerto Vallarta, (ASIPONA), Tuesday marked the first double arrival, with the Carnival Panorama’s regularly scheduled visit and the Navigator of the Seas, both of which stayed until late in the evening.
Today, Wednesday, the Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian cruise ship named in honor of the polar explorer and scientist Fridtjof Nansen, is scheduled to visit. It’s nearly identical to the MS Roald Amundsen, with a capacity for just 530 passengers.
Next week will see three arrivals, and the week after that, five, including another double arrival on Wednesday the 18th, when the Discovery Princess and the Silver Wind, a smaller vessel with a capacity of only 296 passengers, dock in our port.
From the 22nd to the 28th, there will be three arrivals, one of which is the Navigator of the Seas, which will arrive on Thursday the 26th and depart at 1:00 am on Friday the 27th, so passengers will have more time to explore the city without actually staying overnight.
The Carnival Panorama’s visit on October 31 wraps up this month’s cruise ship schedule.
It’s worth recalling that last year, there were a total of 23 arrivals scheduled for October, but there were also cancellations due to tropical cyclones.
At the beginning of this month, a cyclone has already formed, and another one is brewing, adding an element of uncertainty to this year’s cruise season. Tourists and locals alike will be keeping a close eye on the weather as they look forward to enjoying the beauty and attractions of Puerto Vallarta during this exciting cruise season.