Photo: Port of Mazatlan
Other cruise line operators are taking the example that Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney set in dropping the Mazatlan, Mexico port from their cruise itineraries. Cruise operators Princess and Holland America just announced they will be doing the same.
Both lines, like the other cruise operators, are concerned about their passengers safety in light of an increase in crime in the city’s tourist areas. There have been incidents ranging from petty crimes like purse snatching to a murder of a cruise musician by a local known to the victim.
The Princess Cruises and Holland America ships will add other Mexican cities to their itinerary or in certain cases extend their stay in cities they are already visiting. Certain Princess cruises have already announced extended time in Cabo San Lucas as substitution to their Mazatlan stops.
All the cruise operators say they will continue to monitor the situation in Mazatlan and if they feel they can guarantee their passengers safety they will resume travel to that port.