The Savvy Seafarer has always been a fan of Mexico. But with the country riddled with drug wars, violence and crime, it is no longer an appealing destination. Realizing this, many cruise lines are pulling their ships out of the ports due to passenger safety concerns and of course the ensuing liability that entails.
Mexican Riviera cruises have been hit the hardest. But dangerous times isn’t the only reason, cruise vacationers have been there and done that, especially those from Southern California who could easily hop on a Mexico-bound ship from San Pedro or San Diego.
So companies are calling it quits. The last straw was the recent attacks of passengers and tourists in Mazatlan, a normally peaceful port turned hazardous to visitor’s health.
Disney announced that the Disney Wonder, which was scheduled to pull into Mazatlan this week, will be re-routed and spend more time in Cabo San Lucas.
Relative new comer to the Mexican Riviera, Azamara Club Cruises confirmed two of their passengers were robbed while in port, but returned to the ship unharmed.