Port Authority Releases Cruise Ship Arrivals for 1st Quarter 2018

Increased Arrivals & Passenger Numbers …..

photo courtesy of Benny Campos

Cozumel continues to be one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean. In fact, reports released by the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (ApiQroo) showed  that in the first quarter of 2018  the island hosted 529 cruise liners  – containing 1,645,658 passengers. During the first quarter of 2017 there were only1,515,276 passengers – proving that Cozumel does have increased passenger arrivals.

Also of note the number of passengers that arrived via the San Miguel pier, or the Fiscal pier as it is commonly known, was 1,513,752.  These are arrivals by the two ferry companies that service Cozumel.

Additionally, reports from insiders in the cruise industry show plans to increase arrivals in2019 by as much as 10%.

La autoridad portuaria publica los arribos de buques turísticos del primer trimestre del 2018

Aumentan los arribos y las cifras de pasajeros. . .

Cozumel continua siendo uno de los destinos de arribos de buques turísticos más populares en el Caribe De hecho, los reportes publicados por la autoridad portuaria de Quintana Roo (ApiQroo) muestran que durante el primer trimestre del año 2018 la Isla recibió 529 buques turísticos, con 1,645,658 pasajeros.  Durante el primer trimestre del 2017, solamente llegaron 1,515,276 pasajeros, lo que comprueba que de hecho los arribos a Cozumel se han incrementado.


También hay que destacar la cifra de 1,513,752 pasajeros que llegaron a través del muelle San Miguel, o muelle fiscal como se le conoce comúnmente. Estos son arribos a través de las dos empresas de barcos que brindan servicio a Cozumel.


Los reportes proporcionados personas conocedoras de lo que ocurre en la industria de buques turísticos indican que existen planes para incrementar los arribos en el año 2019, tanto como 10%.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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