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No Cruise Ships This Year

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 14:03 (108 days ago)

The Capitañía del Puerto announced there will be no cruise ships arriving to Zihuatanejo Bay again this year. Who didn't know that? Repairing the pier (or any other tourism infrastructure) simply wasn't a priority for this municipal government during the past 2 years, and it shows. Our interim mayor Homero Rodriguez is doing what he can to attend to our problems, but he entered office with one hand already tied behind his back.

#NoEsElCambioQueLaGenteDecidió

No Cruise Ships This Year

by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 17:22 (107 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We actually discovered Zihuatanejo by going on a cruise about 15 years ago. Back then when I first discovered this board you and many hated the cruisers coming and ruining your little paradise. Most comments were about how fat we were and how we did nothing for the economy. So now that they're gone why are you not happy as it appears your wish came true?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 18:45 (107 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

We actually discovered Zihuatanejo by going on a cruise about 15 years ago. Back then when I first discovered this board you and many hated the cruisers coming and ruining your little paradise. Most comments were about how fat we were and how we did nothing for the economy. So now that they're gone why are you not happy as it appears your wish came true?

I regret you have a such a jaded opinion of me even though it was certainly not I who ever made such comments, and I believe I have been nothing but welcoming towards you personally and as a potential cruise ship passenger. Perhaps you are purposely leaving out the fact that 3 times over the past 20 years or so my family and many neighbors were struggling against the government to prevent an unnecessary cruise ship pier from being built in our bay or in Barra de Potosí.

But don't take my word for it. I have it all saved in my Message Board Archives (I believe it's Archives IV that has most of the discussion concerning the second attempt to build a pier in the bay).

It's pretty interesting reading all the old comments. Nevertheless, it's a bit unsettling how so many of my predictions about the future came true, more so because too many folks either failed to pay attention or they simply didn't care.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Friday, April 06, 2018, 16:01 (106 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

No Rob it was you one time but it was a joke so it wasn't any thread that was worth keeping. I remember saying something back to you that I was going to shoot myself but my short fat arms couldn't get the rifle to my head. I think you got a little too worked up over being poked at, maybe some more herb is in order.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, April 06, 2018, 11:12 (106 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

I had never done a Cruise before. For our Honeymoon(2nd marriage for both of us)- Kathie talked me in doing The Mexican Rivera 7 day r/t Cruise offered by Apple Vacations out of PV. Apple had leased a refurbished Greek Island ship for 6 months for the Cruises. The 2nd night out we were sailing down the Coast and off to the East were these high lights in the distance- after staying at Pacifica a few years later realized the lights were at the top of the hotels. On the way back up the coast, could not believe how beautiful the bay was- we did the country tour. The following year did 7 days with a Apple Tour at The Dorado- life has never been the same. Since 1999 we have only missed 1 time coming down and that was in 2017 when Kathie was recovering from a broken femur bone and back.