Cozumel will welcome 24 cruise ships, with over 50,000 tourists aboard, in June and July.
The announcement comes on the heels of Cozumel’s participation at the FCCA-Port Miami Return to Sail Summit.
“We are working in concert with Quintana Roo state authorities to make sure that everything is in order to meet this very positive increase of ships to our shores,” said Cozumel Mayor Perdo Joaquín Delbouis.
Cozumel welcomed its first cruise in well over a year on June 16. The Adventure of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean was greeted with music and great enthusiasm by locals of the Caribbean island.
The port of Progreso in Yucatán is also preparing to receive cruises this summer, with the first arrival scheduled for July 26.
Business owners and vendors along Progreso’s boardwalk are hoping to see an upswing in business from both international and domestic travelers, after what has been a perilous year.
The reactivation of the cruise industry on the Peninsula comes at a difficult time in the fight against COVID-19 for both Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
Both Mexican states have recently broken infection records, but have managed to keep hospitalizations under control.