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    Problems in Mexico for cruisers

    Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resort - CNN.com#

    Scary day!


    BTW- to the Admin - Mexico is in North America, not South....

    #2
    With Mazaltan already gone and now PV causing a stir - could we be seeing the start of the demise of cruises to the Mexican Rivieria?

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      #3
      There aren't many Mexican riviera cruises left now, RCCL pulled Mariner out of there a couple of years ago. Sad, because I love Mexico.

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        #4
        And the Carnival Splendor is moving on also!

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          #5
          We stopped at ensenada with carnival inspiration why in gods name ,theres nothing there no duty ,
          free a mcdonalds and a starbucks neither wanting to take u.s. dollars

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            #6
            Originally posted by Cruise Fairy, Indiana USA (2) View Post
            Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resort - CNN.com#

            Scary day!


            BTW- to the Admin - Mexico is in North America, not South....
            I think that any port in the world that has lost control to the criminals should be "missed" by the cruise companies until the local police get a grip.
            I nominate Barcelona and Lisbon as 2 candidates.

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              #7
              Originally posted by gregwallasey, wallasey View Post
              We stopped at ensenada with carnival inspiration why in gods name ,theres nothing there no duty ,
              free a mcdonalds and a starbucks neither wanting to take u.s. dollars
              You ask why, well the normal reason why this port is used is because there are major advantages for an American cruise ship to use a port outside the USA and Ensenada is one of the most convenient ports for them to use. It is normally used for the Hawaiian run. ....Neil

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                #8
                Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
                You ask why, well the normal reason why this port is used is because there are major advantages for an American cruise ship to use a port outside the USA and Ensenada is one of the most convenient ports for them to use. It is normally used for the Hawaiian run. ....Neil
                I assume you mean the Passenger Vessel Services Act, a federal law that forbids foreign-flagged vessels from transporting passengers directly between U.S. ports, so the cruises to Hawaii make a brief stop in Ensenada to get around it.

                I remember vaguely that there was a proposal to change the law to enforce a 48-hour layover a few years ago - did it die a death?

                Much like the round Britain cruises calling at Guernsey to avoid VAT.
                The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
                T Pratchett.

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