Norwegian cruise ship Prima arrives in Progreso for the first time


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

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

The ship docked at the Port of Altura International Cruise Terminal in Progreso, the cruise ship of the Norwegian cruise line (NCL), coming from Galveston, Texas, USA, and at 5:00 p.m. it will set sail to continue its four-day itinerary.

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 momentum with the arrival of more and more ships.

The cruise is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Through 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 have arrived in the state. , bringing with them 172,820 passengers, which left a large spill in the entity.

For the rest of the year, the arrival of 28 additional ships is expected, while for 2023 the arrival of 79 is expected to bring 197,600 passengers.

Reactivation Boost

The Yucatan continues to receive cruise passengers from all over the world, thanks to 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 luxurious Disney Wonder which 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.

Likewise, Vila Dosal has taken various measures to create alliances with companies in the sector and, in this way, include the entity in its routes, always within a strict security framework and which has given confidence to shipping companies to disembark in Classes.

The arrival of cruise passengers benefits local businesses.

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

Launched in late August this year with a voyage from Reykjavik, Iceland, Norwegian Prima is the first of 6 ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Prima Class, which stands out for its state-of-the-art designs and the flexibility that the brand offers through 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 runs cruises from New York, Galveston and Miami in October and November, before heading to Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

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