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Norwegian cruise ship Prima arrives in Progreso for the first time

- November 1, 2022

The ship docked this morning with a total of 2,306 passengers.

With a total of 2,306 passengers and 1,529 crew members on board, the Norwegian Prima cruise ship docked for the first time in Progreso this morning , which will generate a significant economic impact in the municipality.

The vessel docked at the International Cruise Terminal in the Port of Altura de Progreso, said cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), coming from Galveston, Texas, United States, and at 5:00 p.m. it will set sail to continue with its itinerary of four days.

The arrival of the cruise ship is due to the boost that Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal has given to cruise tourism in Yucatan, a sector that maintains good dynamics with the arrival of more and more ships.

The cruise belongs to the shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line.

Until September, 72 cruise ships from the shipping companies Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, American Queen Voyages, Mystic Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Compagnie du Ponant and Norwegian have arrived in the state, bringing with them 172,820 passengers, that have left an important spill in the entity.

For the remainder of the year, the arrival of 28 more vessels is expected, while for 2023 the arrival of 79 is scheduled to bring 197,600 passengers.

Boost to reactivation

Yucatan continues to receive cruise passengers from all over the world, as a result of the efforts that Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal has led to promote the reactivation of the cruise sector, which has allowed the arrival of large ships, such as the luxury Disney Wonder that the Governor received last year, showing that the territory is at its best to attract, through this type of tourism, an important economic benefit for the benefit of local families.

Similarly, Vila Dosal has taken various steps to create alliances with companies in the industry and, in this way, include the entity in its itineraries, always within a strict security framework and that has given the shipping companies confidence to disembark in progress.

The arrival of cruise passengers benefits local businesses.

Without forgetting that the current administration has opted to improve the infrastructure of the port, in order to offer attractions and experiences for visitors, such as the recently inaugurated Meteorite Museum “The origin of new life”, a recreational space that makes known its visitors the biological history since the impact of the meteorite 66 million years ago.

Launching in late August this year with a voyage departing from Reykjavik, Iceland, Norwegian Prima is the first of 6 ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Prima class, distinguished by its cutting-edge designs and flexibility that the brand offers throughout its fleet.

The unit made maiden voyages to northern Europe, from the Netherlands, Denmark and England, beginning September 3, before arriving in the United States; Once there she is operating cruises from New York, Galveston and Miami in October and November, before homeporting in Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston for the 2023 and 2024 season.

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