The Spanish shipping company Atlantic International Cruises SL plans to join the island of Cozumel, in Mexico, with Havana in a cruise with capacity for about a thousand travelers starting in the fall of 2022.
The ship would depart from the cruise ship dock located in Punta Langosta, Cozumel bound for the Cuban capital, according to a document released by the local government of the Mexican island.
It is expected that “travelers from other states of Mexico or abroad, as well as the locals themselves, will be able to board the ship to visit the Caribbean island without the need to process the visa, which will generate the expansion of air connections in Cozumel and that a greater economic benefit is generated for the inhabitants, ”the statement states.
The mayor of Cozumel, Juanita Alonso Marrufo, said that the connection would increase and improve the tourist offer of Cozumel, while the director of Tourism and Economic Development of that enclave, Badih Sleme Flores, explained that one of the guiding axes of the municipal administration it is to generate “economic environments”.
On November 15, 2021, the Cuban government decided to reopen to international tourism, after keeping its borders closed as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Since then, the regime has tried at all costs to revive tourism after the long shutdown and said they expect to exceed 2.5 million visitors this year.
Mexico is among the top ten countries that send tourists to the island. In December 2021, tourism authorities reported that they expect the arrival of up to 40,000 Mexican visitors to Cuba in 2022.
In the case of cruises, the current season opened on December 25 with the arrival in Santiago de Cuba of the World Voyager cruise ship, from the Nicko Cruises company, with German clients, who also stops in Cienfuegos and Havana.
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