*Although the reactivation of the cruise industry has been accelerated, Los Cabos would not yet exceed pre-pandemic figures.
The cruise industry has been one of the last to return to the new normal after the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, although it has been difficult, the numbers are increasingly reflecting a “light at the end of the tunnel”. ”.
The president of the Mexican Cruise Association, Arturo Mussi explained that, if the trend continues as it is now and if there is no news regarding covid-19, the port of Cabo San Lucas would be closing 2022 with approximately 190 cruise ships, a number encouraging after the ravages of the pandemic.
2021 closed with approximately 124 cruise ships generating a total of 336 thousand passengers, in 2020 there were 53 cruise ships with 116 thousand 600 passengers, in 2019 -pre-pandemic year- 215 cruise ships arrived with 492 thousand, in 2018 a total of 220 cruises with 484 thousand travelers and in 2017 195 cruises with 429 thousand tourists were reported.
Cruise ships currently arriving at the Carnival Panorama destination bring an occupancy of up to 80 percent, while other cruise lines such as Majestic Princess and Norwegian Bliss have an occupancy between 60 and 70 percent.
The Carnival Panorama, which is the ship that arrives every week in Los Cabos, brings 3,500 passengers and according to World Bank analysis, each passenger leaves between 90 and 100 dollars, that is, 350,000 dollars per cruise. In addition, each cruise leaves a fee for arrival at the API of 500 thousand pesos.
The Cabo Post