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COZUMEL — Cozumel has announced a record-breaking year in 2018, welcoming more than four million cruise passengers to its cruise port.
This represents a 4% increase and approximately 54% of Mexico’s total number of cruise passengers received last year.
The news comes on the heels of a prosperous year for the island, which saw the historic arrival of the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, in November. The destination of Quintana Roo welcomed five million cruisers and about 70% of Mexico’s overall cruise travellers, according to the General Directorate of Ports of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation.
“Cozumel’s magical attractions continue drawing new visitors year after year, showing the unparalleled pull of this iconic destination,” said Dario Flota Ocampo, director of Quintana Roo Tourism Board. “We look forward to another prosperous year for this island and hope to keep breaking records with exciting innovations.”
Cozumel is internationally renowned for not only being a cruise and beach destination, but also for being one of the top diving destinations in the world. It recently won a Scuba Diving Readers’ Choice Award, and offers an array of international sports events, including the full and half IRONMAN. Also not to be missed is the Cozumel Carnival, which takes place at the end of February and is considered one of the oldest carnivals in Mexico. Traditionally running the month leading up to Lent, Carnival includes five weeks of music, dance and family-friendly entertainment on the streets of the city.
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