Cozumel, Q.R. — The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) reports that the island of Cozumel closed the year with more than 650,000 cruise passengers. The agency’s head, Alicia Ricalde Magaña, said that a fundamental part of the island’s economic recovery has been achieved.
She reported that from June to December of 2021, the island received 353 cruise ships at its ports. On board, 650,117 passengers disembarked.
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the arrival of cruise ships was interrupted in 2020, however, under the application of strict sanitary protocols, it was reactivated on June 16, 2021, with the arrival of the first ship, Adventure of the Seas, at the SSA Mexico dock,” she said.
“Since its reactivation, a progressive arrival was registered as the months progressed, in which the number of passengers increased significantly,” she added. Ricalde Magaña detailed that during the month of June, 4,227 cruise ship passengers visited the island.
In July, that figure rose to 30,040 and in August, the numbers increased even more to 42,623. During September, 65,795 passengers were counted, while in October, 85,780 cruise ship passengers visited the island.
In November, the island registered 175,528 passengers and in December, 246,124.
Currently, visitors disembark at all cruise terminals on the island, which includes the SSA Mexico and Puerta Maya located on the south side, and at Punta Langosta, which operates from the first square of the town.