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Cozumel and Mahahual lead country in anticipated 9.3 million cruise ship passengers for 2024

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico says the country is anticipating the arrival of more than 9.3 million cruise ship passengers this year.

Secretary of Tourism head Miguel Torruco Marqués says during 2024, Mexico is expecting 9,334,000 cruise ship passengers, representing a 2.4 percent increase over 2023.

He reported that this year 3,122 cruise ships are scheduled to arrive at Mexican ports, an 8 percent increase over 2023 and 5.8 percent higher than 2019 arrivals. With that, Mexico will also benefit from foreign exchange income which is expected to be 7.6 percent higher than last year.

Torruco Marqués says in 2024, the port of Cozumel is scheduled to maintain first position in the number of cruise ships arrivals, making up 34.8 percent of the total to Mexico. In the Pacific region, the port of Ensenada will lead.

The five ports with the highest number of cruise ship arrivals scheduled are Cozumel with 1,199 arrivals and Mahahual with 598 arrivals or 19.2 percent of Mexico’s total.

Those two are followed by Ensenada with 278 scheduled arrivals or 8.9 percent of the total followed by Cabo San Lucas with 225 arrivals and Puerto Vallarta with 167 scheduled cruise ship arrivals for 2024.