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Over 1,300 passengers expected to dock Cozumel on two first-time ships

Cozumel, Q.R. — More than 1,300 cruise ship passengers are expected on the island of Cozumel Friday. The passengers will be arriving by two first-time ships.

Vagner Elbiorn Vega, the General Director of the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQROO), reported the cruise passengers will be arrving via the Norwegian flag cruise ships Viking Polaris and Viking Mars.

It will be their first time docking the island of Cozumel. The ships “will arrive in Cozumel Friday the 13th with more than 1,300 passengers, which consolidates Isla de las Golondrinas as the favorite destination for cruise passengers in Mexico and the Caribbean,” he said.

Vega says the Norwegian-flagged Viking Polaris cruise ship, which will be docking Cozumel Friday, has capacity for 378 passengers and 256 crew members. The vessel is 665 feet in length, constructed in 2022 and owned by Viking Expedition Ltd.

The Viking Polaris cruise ship, according to its itinerary, will be arriving at the Punta Langosta port in Cozumel at 7:00 a.m. from Fort Lauderdale, and will set sail at 6:00 p.m. to Colon, Panama.

Elbiorn Vega said that the luxury cruise ship Viking Mars, also flying the Norwegian flag, will dock at Cozumel early Friday morning. Viking Mars, with a capacity for 930 passengers, will also arrive for the first time from Fort Lauderdale.

The 745-foot-long ship will arrive at the Puerta Maya port at 05:45 hours and set sail at 17:30 hours bound for Belize.