Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa met with directors of the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) to create a state agreement. The agreement seeks to strengthen the cruise industry, improve the experience of the destination and continue to be the main recipient of cruises in Latin America.
Lezama said that during the meeting, issues related to the development of tourism, ports, security and other government efforts were discussed.
She pointed out the need to strengthen the new model of sustainable tourism and says she will continue to work with the association, which is made up of 23 cruise lines that operates more than 100 ships in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Our objective is clear, that during the next five years we achieve an unprecedented alliance between the public and private sectors to develop and diversify the tourism industry, but with justice and social welfare,” she said.
According to data from the State Secretary of Tourism, in 2022, Quintana Roo received 62.4 percent of the total number of cruise passengers who visited Mexico. Cozumel received 1,117 cruise ships and 2,943,760 passengers, while in Mahahual, 462 cruise ships arrived with 1,229,864 passengers.
The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) announced that for this year, they anticipate the arrival of 1,152 cruise ships with 3,027,250 passengers for the island of Cozumel.
The main cruise lines that arrive in the state are Carnival, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, FTI Cruises, Columbia Crises Services and TUI Cruises.