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Three cruise liners dock in Progreso as Yucatán breaks new record...

Three cruise ships docked in Progreso at the same time, bringing with them a combined total of 2,394 passengers and 749 crewmembers. 

2021, a hectic year, in review

It has been one doozy of a year. From the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic to the decline and bouncing back of the tourism industry, to wacky news stories that for some reason or another caught traction in 2021.

Tourists face long lines and cramped ferries in Mayan Riviera

Travelers in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are dealing with long lines and wait times as the number of cruise ships continues to increase.

Progreso schedules over 100 cruises for 2022

Port authorities in Progreso have announced that the city is expecting the arrival of more than 100 cruises in 2022. 

Cozumel’s cruise industry bounces back in a big way

Quintana Roo has come to depend on a steady stream of cruise-goers, to maintain jobs at businesses including restaurants, excursion operators,...

New numbers signal slow but steady recovery for tourism in Yucatán

Though hotel occupancy in Mérida and Valladolid still remains low, hovering at around 30%, the situation seems to be improving slowly but steadily, according to data provided by state authorities.

Progreso has welcomed its first cruise in over 16 months

Although only approximately 300 passengers disembarked from the ship, local and state authorities hailed the arrival of the Breeze as a victory and sign that Yucatán’s cruising industry is finally beginning to recover.

Hope swells in Progreso as 28 new cruise arrivals announced

Carnival Cruises has announced that all of its passengers and crew will have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before ships are allowed to set sail.

Cozumel schedules 24 new cruise-ship arrivals for June and July

In 2019 almost half of the 2,608 cruise ships to dock in Mexican ports arrived in Cozumel.

Yucatán prepares to welcome its first cruise ship in over a...

To be allowed boarding, all crew members and passengers must provide negative COVID-19 test results, taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

Cruise travel expert Chillie Falls on the industry’s comeback and what...

Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cruise industry in the Yucatán peninsula had been experiencing continuous growth for well over a decade. In 2019, ports welcomed nearly 2,000 cruise ships, making it the region’s best season to date.

Progreso’s enormous pier turns 80 years old

Progreso’s maritime pier, the longest in the world, turned 80 last weekend.

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival...

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

Disney cruise ship on its way, but not with tourists

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cruise ships arriving in Progreso had steadily increased for over a decade. Photo: Courtesy

Carnival cruises: No more ships in Progreso until (maybe) November

Cruise ships dock at Puerto Progreso. Photo: Yucatan Ministry of Tourism Progreso's most frequently spotted cruise line isn't...

Hundreds lose jobs at Carnival, Progreso’s main source of cruise-ship dollars

Carnival Cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tampa in Florida. AP Photo Carnival Corp., the main...

Mexican workers, stuck on cruise ship for 30 days, finally allowed...

The Disney Fantasy docks at Cozumel in pre-pandemic days. Photo: Brownie Bites blog Under close watch by health...

Stranded British tourists take charter plane home from Merida airport

British passengers are transferred from a cruise ship off the Yucatecan coast to a Navy dock at Yucalpetén. Photo: Facebook

British cruise ship passenger disembarks in Progreso for medical treatment

A British passenger brought ashore by Navy personnel has died in a Merida hospital. Photo: Punto Medio An...

Report: Cruise ship with COVID-19 patients awaits entry into Progreso

Source: Cruise Mapper A cruise ship with four ailing crew members – stricken by the coronavirus — is...

Some passengers banned from cruise ship headed to Progreso

The Yucatan-bound Carnival Fantasy is seen docked in Mobile, Ala. Photo: WKRG Carnival Cruises on Thursday turned away...

Cruise ships will dock daily for 2 weeks in January

The Carnival Dream heads from Galveston to Progreso and other Mexican ports. Photo: Cruise Industry News The tourist...

Cold front, sargassum drive tourists away from the beach

The relative chill that has affected Yucatan since Wednesday has affected tourist-centered businesseses on the coast.

Disney to test the waters at Progreso’s cruise ship port

Photo: Disney By 2021, Yucatan will welcome 50 new cruise ships from around the world, including the Disney...