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Yucatan’s Cruise Ship Arrivals Increase 20% in 2020

By ,   November 4, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The close of October 2019 saw a gathering of cruise-industry officials and key public figures at the Port of Progreso, situated on the north coast of Yucatan in Mexico.

In the company of Yucatan State Governor, Mauricio Vila Dosal; State Secretary of Tourism Development, Michelle Fridman; and mayor of Puerto Progreso, Julian Zacarías; president of Swiss-based MSC Cruises of America, Richard Sasso, made the announcement on October 31, that MSC Cruises would be bringing its business to Yucatecan Puerto Progreso beginning November 2020.

Port of Progreso (Mexico)

With a capacity of 2,340 guests, 721 crew members and a scheduled total of 41 arrivals for the 2020-2021 cruise season, MSC Armonia will deliver an additional 95,000 travelers to Yucatan by sea in 2021, representing an increase of 20% over the current cruise ship arrival numbers of the port.

According to Pasillo Turistico, Puerto Progreso’s estimated close-of-2019 figures are 142 cruise ship arrivals with a total of 465,000 cruise passengers, which is an increase of 5% over 2018.