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Cruise Ship Safety

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Cruise Ship Safety

Someone on Cruise Critic just said that they received notice from Princess Cruises that "do to on going violence" in Sinola and Jalisco states, their ships will not be stopping at PVR or Mazatlan. We have been to PVR 10 years in a row and plan to return again this winter. Has there been some "incident" near PVR, or is this just more of the same stuff about danger?

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No everything is fine in PV. There was a murder in PV of a Canadian but it was an isolated incident and nothing to do with the violence in other parts of Mexico. There is currently no government warning in puerto Vallarta or anywhere close. Princess is stupid.

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Princess made this decision a few months ago. A group of PV locals and expats responded with lots of emails and a petition to Princess. I'm not sure of the status of their cruises for the upcoming season.

Interestingly, Carnival, who owns Princess, continues to operate and plan cruises to PV. So do other major lines.

There was no major issue. In my opinion, it was all due to negative hype.

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As said this is old news about Princess.

Is this Cruise Critic article from three months ago you are referring to as 'just received?

http://cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4523

Anyway it is a bunch of malarkey the company used most likely to cut expenses.

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Just "more of the same" media hype and no it's not true. suze

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The Cruise Critic "article" I mentioned was from a cruiser who just reported Friday that they had received an itinerary change notice from Princess concerning their upcoming cruise.

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Well there are still plenty of cruisers coming to PV, on our upcoming winter trip we have two consecutive days when three will be in port.

Princess just used violence as an excuse.

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The irony is that Princess has been sued for the sexual assault of a woman passenger. This article reveals that one is twice as likely to be assaulted on a cruise than on land. 70% of the assaults are carried out by the crew. Then there are those that simply go missing.

…laweekly.com/informer/2011/01/princess_crui…

The state of Jalisco is huge. It's like saying do not go to Bayfield Wisconsin because there are gangs and drug activity in the city center of Milwaukee. It's dumb.

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We spend nearly all winter in PV and enjoy seeing all the cruise ships coming and going from our balcony or the beach.

Never once heard of any problems of any type.

Where is all this #@&%^) coming from?

Come and enjoy one of the best destinations you can imagine.

Michael

Edited: 29 September 2011, 18:43
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What Princess isn't telling their passengers is this decision is based on one thing: money.

They're using a one-off unfortunate incident that didn't even involve travelers/tourists as a scapegoat for their economic decision making.

And yes - this "new" information is actually quite old...what's probably happening now is with the winter season starting up it's resurrected this for new and previous passenger bookings. They originally halted ships back in the spring for the summer and forseeable future, so none of their cruises ported in PV this summer season. A totally unnecessary loss for those passengers, not to mention one that put yet another economic dent in the local Vallarta economy too, as they count on those passengers for additional revenue in town.

Edited: 29 September 2011, 18:56