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Latino Daily News

Monday February 28, 2011

Cruise Lines Cancelling Stops to Mazatlan in Light of Hotel Shootings

Two popular cruise lines have canceled future stops at the Mazatlan, Mexico port in light of the shooting of two men at a local hotel parking lot.

The Norwegian Cruise line cancelled all future calls to the port and Carnival Splendor is skipping the port during this week’s travel itinerary.  The Splendor is now spending an extra day at Cabo San Lucas.  Norwegian will also be expanding its stay at Cabo for all future Mexican cruises.

Cruise lines were already weary about the Mazatlan stop in light of a surge in petty crimes in the port city that involved cruise tourists.  Holland America, Princess and the Disney Cruise already had avoided the port as of last month.

This past week’s shooting of two men, neither were tourists, happened at a hotel frequented by cruise tourists.