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Apiqroo reports an expected 29 percent increase in cruise passengers

Riviera Maya, Q. R. — “Cruise tourism in Quintana Roo will confirm its leadership this year,” says Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, “since the perspectives indicate a notable growth in relation to last year.”

According to the Integral Port Administration (Apiqroo) Cozumel will see an increase of 3% in terms of arrivals and 29% in relation to the number of passengers.

The Governor says this growth is the result of the promotion and economic diversification promoted by the state.

According to Apiqroo, the movement of cruise ships in Cozumel in 2022 registered the arrival of 1,117 ships with 2,943,760 passengers from five main companies.

For this year, the estimate is 1,153 arrivals with 3,802,527 passengers. From January to April of 2023, there are already 487 arrivals with over 1.5 million passengers, which indicates that expectations will be met.

“The comparison of the months of January to April 2022 with 2023 indicates a growth of 13% in arrivals and 89% in passengers in Cozumel,” Lezama reported.

Meanwhile, in Mahahual, last year there were 1,026,531 visitors and 498,587 crew members. From January to March, in this same destination, 135 cruises were counted and in April, 34 cruise ships arrived.