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Government signs five-year agreement with Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association

By Tribune Travel

February 02, 2023

The Governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, met with the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) directors to sign an interstate agreement. The agreement aims to strengthen the cruise industry, improve the destination experience and continue to be the main destination for cruises in Latin America.

Lezama said the meeting discussed issues related to tourism development, ports, security and other government efforts.

She stressed the need to strengthen the new model of sustainable tourism and said she would continue to work with the association, which includes 23 cruise lines operating more than 100 ships in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.

According to the Secretary of Tourism, Quintana Roo received 62.4% of the total number of cruise passengers who visited Mexico in 2022. Cozumel received 1,117 cruise ships and 2,943,760 passengers, while Mahahual received 462 cruise ships and 1,229,864 passengers.

The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) announced that 1,152 cruise ships with 3,027,250 passengers are expected to arrive in Cozumel this year.

The main cruise lines arriving in the state are Carnival, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, FTI Cruises, Columbia Crises Services and TUI Cruises.





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