Princess Cruises has announced that in 2012, they will once again offer cruises from California to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.
Chief operating officer of the Mexico Tourism Board Rodolfo Lopez Negrete has said that while he is glad the cruise line is returning he does not believe they pulled out of Mexico for “safety and security” reasons.
“When Princess pulled out it was interpreted they were doing that because of a lack safety and security,” Negrete told USA Today. “We always believed that was a bit of an overreaction on their part. We attributed it more for business reasons, a softness in the market from the West Coast.”
Though Princess announced it would return, they stipulated that they would continue to evaluate the situation and make changes if they feel it is necessary.
The company has said it will resume sailing from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta in February 2012 and Mazatlan in November 2012.