Reports of New Violence in Mazatlan Spur More Cruise Cancellations
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That is just simply idiotic. They sail out of LA for goodness sakes! No murders there daily, I'm sure!Why do you think they are sailing OUT of Los Angeles.
That is just simply idiotic. They sail out of LA for goodness sakes! No murders there daily, I'm sure!In November 2010 we took a Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise as a top up holiday whilst visiting Yosemite. We were aware of the troubles in Mexico and had heard that the Drugs Barons were now targeting the cruise ports for more impact. This did not affect our decision to book as the main reason for the cruise was for relaxation after an action packed break ,being at one with nature ! We decided to take each port as we found it and play it by ear whether or not to leave the secure port area.
Why do you think they are sailing OUT of Los Angeles.
I think the sensitivity to Mazatlan come partly from the fact that Mexico in general is seeing an increase in violence.
http://www.cruisecritic.com/cruiseto...lifestyle=noneIs there a point to this?
Departure Arrival Length Ports of Call Season
Los Angeles Los Angeles 7 Mexican Riviera - Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
There's an interesting story about drug violence in Mexico and its impact on tourism in the March 2011 issue of Conde Nast Traveler in a story titled "Acapulco's Image Problem." Bottom line is that while violence in Mexico is high compared to most destinations, it is mostly taking place outside of the major tourist destinations. Acapulco, unfortunately, has had more than its share of violence and its image has suffered as a result.Most of the violence in Acapulco does NOT happen in the tourist areas. The U.S. reporting calls anything within 160 KM, the "PORT OF ACAPULCO" --- very misleading.
Is there a point to this?I suppose if you don't get the point, I am not going to waste my valuable time explaining to you the very obvious about LA crime.
I suppose if you don't get the point, I am not going to waste my valuable time explaining to you the very obvious about LA crime.I think you are misunderstanding the itinery when it states Los Angeles as the embarkation port.
The itinerary clearly states the cruise departs from LA. I would assume one has to fly to the LA airport in order to depart on these cruises, maybe even spend a night or two. Getting killed there would not be out of the realm of reality. In my opinion, a better chance there than in Mexico, regardless the port.
EDIT: oh wait, I see you LIVE there. Geesh, now I truly have wasted my time.............pick up your local paper!