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
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  1. Catherine 5 years ago

    I’m writing a paper for a business sustainability class at Concordia University and I was wondering if you could help me out. I am looking for statistics about cruise ship tourism in Quintana Roo. Would you mind providing me with the link to where you got these numbers?

    Thank you so much!


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      Laura Wilkinson 5 years ago

      Those stats come from API QRoo – the port authority – I’d check with them! Good luck on your class!!

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