Starting next month, November 2020, international cruise ships will begin docking in Puerto Vallarta after lines begin gradually touring again.

According to the president of the Mexican Cruise Association, Arturo Musi Ganem, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Lines have confirmed their return to the Mexican Riviera, with calls in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas, in the second half of November.

The first shipping line that announced its return to the Mexican Riviera was Norwegian Cruise Line, whose Norwegian Bliss, the winner of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Hot List Award, is scheduled to arrive at Puerto Vallarta’s new Puerto Mágico on Wednesday, November 24, 2020.

Carnival Cruise Line also reported that the new Carnival Panorama – which made its inaugural cruise shortly before the pandemic – would be returning to the Mexican Riviera in mid- to late- November. Musi Ganem said the rest of the cruise lines that regularly sail the Mexican Riviera are expected to return to their pre-pandemic schedules in January and February of 2021.

He added that all international cruise ships on this route will have all health security protocols in place, including medical-grade air-filters, continuous disinfection of public areas, passenger and crew health screenings and lower passenger capacity, to reduce the risk of contagion from the coronavirus.

Source: Banderas News