The Yucatan welcomes tourists from all over the world for the first time with the arrival of the Disney Magic cruise ship. In total, there were 3,611 people, 2,597 passengers and 1,014 crew members on board the luxury vessel.
Arriving early in the morning at the International Cruise Terminal at Port Progreso, this Disney Cruise Line cruise ship arrived from Galveston, Texas, USA as part of its Western Caribbean itinerary that includes the Yucatan and Puerto Progreso before heading to Cozumel and finally return to the US.
Among the passengers on the cruise was Paulina Estrada Valencia, who visited the state with her son and father to watch Mexico play against Poland, as well as visit natural beauties such as the cenotes, said to be the state’s main attraction.
“Mexico is playing today and we will support them, we are going to watch the game with the family and then visit the cenotes. We are also going to take Xtabentún to celebrate. What we love the most is the cenotes, we go out with my kids and my dad because it’s a very peaceful state and the culture and quality of the people are great,” said a visitor.
Disney Cruise to Progreso
In the same group was Eric Lopez from Chihuahua along with his family, who also said he was ready to watch the World Cup and support Mexico. “We have already arrived and visited the Yucatan coast, it is beautiful, we love natural beauties and that is why we returned to the Yucatan, compared to other beaches, this is the most beautiful for us and we have a tour of different beaches. to enjoy natural beauties, so take care of the beauty of the Yucatan so that it continues to receive tourists,” he said.
On the other hand, Frank Gutierrez, who traveled from Houston, Texas, reported that he was visiting the Yucatan for the first time and shared that he had a great first impression. “It looks very beautiful and the people are very friendly, unlike other ports, there is a lot of beauty and tranquility, we will visit various ruins and archaeological sites to learn about their culture,” he said.
Cruises in the Yucatan
Until September, 72 cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, American Queen Voyages, Mystic Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Compagnie du Ponant and Norwegian arrived in the state, bringing with them 172,820 ships. passengers who left important income in the state. In addition to the recent arrival of the Norwegian Prima cruise ship for the first time with 2,306 cruise passengers.
Disney cruise ship in Yucatan: dates
A further 28 ships are expected to arrive for the remainder of the year, with 79 ships scheduled to arrive in 2023 to carry 197,600 passengers, including once again the Disney Magic cruise ship, which has more arrivals scheduled at Progreso Port. The next one will be on December 16 and 20 of this year; then in 2023 it will return on January 25, February 15, March 30 and April 4; which confirms the confidence of the Yucatan shipping industry that it will include this enterprise in its routes.