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Fewer Cruise Ships Heading to Mexico

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The aggressive commercial competition between shipping lines and cruise destinations has generated international routes reprogramming, affecting historic leadership ports such as Cozumel, Mexico which saw a drop in arrivals of ships and passengers in recent months.

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Original Article Text From Caribbean Digital News via Google Translate :

Decreases Arrival of Cruise to Cozumel because of Increased competition in Products and routes

The aggressive commercial competition between shipping lines and cruise destinations has generated international routes reprogramming affecting historic leadership ports as Cozumel, with a drop in arrivals of ships and passengers in recent months, as confirmed by a major sector managers in Mexico.

Interviewed by the newspaper La Verdad, the president of the Association for the Care of Cruise Ship (Amepact) of that nation, Arturo Mussi said that shipping companies such as Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line, among others, have begun increasingly directing their ship to South America, or Spain and the Mediterranean, as these places provide berthing best prices, products and services renewed.

He cited data from the Port Authority (API) of Quintana Roo which reveal that the island of Cozumel received from January to September 2011-2000000 119,000 cruise passengers, while during the same period of 2012 has recorded 1 million 700 thousand, representing 419,000 fewer visitors.

As arrivals of ships, the difference between last year (839) and current (614), a decrease of 225 berths for the same period.

According Mussi, the decline has affected all Caribbean routes, but the situation must be reversed later this year. In order to develop a market for Cozumel and the entire state of Quintana Roo, recommended to be renewed local business strategies.

The Mexican Pacific, meanwhile, continues to be severely affected in this activity by the image of their destinations insecurity is widespread and has alienated almost all carriers in the area.

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