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My wife and I have been travelling to Mazatlan on our own and by cruise ship for at least 12 years and have never had a bad experience. We have always felt safe in the area, often wandering away from the tourist zone with no probems. In the present climate of drug cartel violence, I think it is prudent to travel with organized tours and not to leave the touristed areas on your own. We have traveled in Mexico by RV in the past and have many wonderful stories to tell about the kindness of the Mexican people. Hopefully, things will improve and I shall once again have thoughts of Wintering in Mexico.
Last edited by Cruiser Gil; February 2nd, 2011 at 02:56 PM.
Reason: capitalize rv
Disney saves a lot of money by canceling Mazatlan stop!
Mazatlan may have been a little scary but the fact is when a cruise line like Disney finds an excuss not to burn fuel and makes a 7 day voyage to only 2 stops they save a lot of money and the paying passengers loose!