This Mexican State Receives More Than 100 Cruises In The First Two Weeks Of 2024

This Mexican State Receives More Than 100 Cruises In The First Two Weeks Of 2024

The ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in Quintana Roo received more than 100 cruise ships in the first two weeks of this year, consolidating the region’s position as a leader in this segment.

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa emphasized that this success not only strengthens cruise tourism but also means shared prosperity for everyone involved.

With the support of the “New Agreement for the Welfare and Development of Quintana Roo”, they want to actively promote the arrival of more cruise ships to the region.

The aim is to extend the length of stay of the ships and generate more revenue to benefit tourism workers and their families.

In the first fifteen days of 2024, a total of 106 ships were received. 75 in Cozumel and 31 in Mahahual. This positive indicator suggests that this year will be exceptional for cruise tourism in the region, attracting those who seek to enjoy the natural wealth and historical and cultural attractions of Quintana Roo’s 12 destinations.

Last year, the region reached the impressive figure of more than 5 million visitors on 1,500 ships that called at the strategically located ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in the north and south of the state.

Leading cruise ports in Mexico

In the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, Cozumel and Costa Maya are the only two cruise ports. Cozumel is not only the most visited port of call on roundtrip voyages from the USA to the Western Caribbean but also ranks as the world’s fourth-largest cruise port by berthing capacity and annual cruise shipping volumes.

Costa Maya, on the other hand, is Mexico’s second-largest cruise port and is specifically built for cruise ships. It can serve large-sized passenger liners and is known for attracting international tourists with various attractions and activities.

These two ports significantly contribute to the cruise traffic in Mexico, with Cozumel leading in the number of ship calls and tourists received.