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Mexican Cruise Ship Port Visits Decline by 20%

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There were 20% fewer cruise ship stops in Mexico in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the previous year. The Port of Pichilingue in Baja California Sur saw the largest decrease of 87.5% with only a single cruise ship docking, while the port of Santa Rosalia had a 100% increase.

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Original Article Text From La Prensa Mexico via Google Translate :

It falls cruise ship arrivals to the Country

The arrival of cruises to Mexico declined 20.7 percent in the first quarter compared with 644 ships with the 812 who arrived in our country in the same period in 2011. The above reported Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine in its monthly report, adding that due to the drop in arrivals of ships resulted in the decrease of 17.9 percent passenger, arriving at Mexican ports 603 000 611 million passengers, up from one million 953 000 936 of the same period last year.

However, the report notes that the percentage of cruise passengers increased 3.5 percent, with two thousand 390 in the first three months of the year, about two thousand 406 of the same period of 2011. To the Pacific coast, the cruise ship arrivals fell 39.5 percent from 211 in the first quarter compared to the 349 ships of the same period last year, while in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, fell 6.5 percent, with 433 ships off the 463 the previous year.

Pichilingue port in Baja California Sur was the least arrivals had a decrease of 87.5 percent with a single cruise in the first quarter, compared to eight arrived in the same period last year.

In contrast, the port with the highest percentage was Santa Rosalia with 100 percent increase. Cruise Movement was distributed in a 58.1 per cent in Cozumel and Majahual Quintana Roo, with 10.6 percent; Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, with 8.9 percent, Ensenada, Baja California with 7.3 percent, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 7.3 percent, Progress, Yucatpán with 4.6 percent, Manzanillo, Colima 1.2 percent, Huatulco, Oaxaca with 1.1 percent and the rest of the ports to 0.9 percent.

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