The return of several well-known cruise ships to the Maritime Terminal is a sign of increasing confidence for cruise lines that Puerto Vallarta and the Mexican Riviera is still an attractive destination for adults and children.
The terminal is now receiving weekly visits from Carnival Splendor and Pacific Star on Thursdays and Ocean Dream on Fridays. Pullmantur, which operates Ocean Dream and Dream Pacific, now has a weekly route starting from Acapulco and entering several ports, including Puerto Vallarta. It is expected that this cruise line alone will bring 100,000 passengers into the Puerto Vallarta port this year.
The cruise ship Disney Wonder, a boat distinguished by its sophisticated and modern design, was built especially for families. Among its many features, this ship has 11 decks and the capacity to comfortably accommodate 2,700 passengers, along with 950 crew members and performers. It docks every Wednesday from September 28 to April of 2012.
Excerpted from: Banderas News, La Tribuna, Vallarta Opina