The Mexican port of Acapulco receives the first tourist cruise after Hurricane Otis
ACAPULCO, Mexico – The Mexican port of Acapulco received its first international cruise ship this Wednesday after the impact of Hurricane Otis, which left more than 50 dead and nearly 80% of the hotels damaged, so residents hope for a revival of tourism.
The Norwegian Bliss ship arrived at 7:00 a.m. coming from Manzanillo, state of Colima, to the Acapulco Cruises terminal with 5,424 people, of which 3,791 are passengers and 1,633 crew members.
It is expected that around 5:00 p.m. local time (23:00 GMT) the cruise leaves Acapulco for Puerto Quetzal, in Guatemala.
Tourist service providers expressed that the arrival of the ship represents hope to recover tourism in Acapulco, where only 127 of the 600 hotels are operating.