Com­ing and Go­ing

Cruises and the Mex­i­can riviera, en­dan­gered co­ral, and more.

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL -

SOS in Mex­ico. Last week, three cruise lines — Dis­ney, Hol­land Amer­ica and Princess — pulled Mazat­lan from their West Coast itin­er­ar­ies be­cause of in­creased vi­o­lence di­rected at tourists.

For its seven-night Mex­i­can Riviera cruise, Dis­ney Won­der swapped out Cabo San Lu­cas for the port. Sap­phire Princess re­placed the stop with a longer stay in Cabo and a day in Ense­nada. And Hol­land Amer­ica’s MS Oos­ter­dam di­verted to Man­zanillo.

Dis­ney will con­tinue to avoid the port un­til fur­ther no­tice. Hol­land Amer­ica will con­tinue to monitor the sit­u­a­tion, say­ing in a state­ment, “Dis­cus­sions will be oc­cur­ring with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to de­ter­mine what steps are be­ing taken to ad­dress this is­sue. De­ci­sions re­gard­ing fu­ture Mex­i­can Riviera cruises” will de­pend on those dis­cus­sions and on fur­ther de­vel­op­ments. Princess is also watch­ing events.

Over the past few weeks, pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers have been mugged in Mazat­lan, and a vis­i­tor from Bri­tish Columbia was wounded in the leg dur­ing a gang-re­lated shootout.

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