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Zih All On Its Own

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 18:47 (102 days ago) @ Canada1


And unfortunately we won't be receiving any cruise ships again this year


Hey Rob, when was the last time cruise ships regularly visited with any Frequency? I have read that Holland America has stopped visits to acapulco for this year and 2018 due to the violence there. Acapulco was scheduled to get 28 cruise ships this year.....and zihua gets zilch what's up,the reasons can't all be tied to the dock! There has got to be a way to get them to the beach/dock without having the ship dock at the pier.

Beginning over a decade ago the industry began shifting resources to where demand was increasing, and a limited number of ships meant we lost out as more ships went back to the Med and the emerging market of the Asian Pacific. Sensationalism regarding violence and phony scares such as avian flu and zika pretty much killed demand for us here in Mexico's southern Pacific Coast.

Thanks to 9/11 and US regs imposed since then, cruise ships require pier to have security measures that were never necessary before. Our pier barely met those requirements until it was declared unsafe by our Port Captain earlier this year, canceling the one cruise ship that had been scheduled, a designation that remains despite the city and the state governments insisting it remain open. Puerto Mío and Marina Ixtapa are the only other landing options for tenders, but apparently other security concerns bar them from being used at the moment.


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