The first cruiseliner will set sail from Puerto Peñasco aka Rocky Point Mexico around the Gulf of California in December 2019
After much anticipation Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) will be the first cruise company to offer the service beginning December 7, 2019 on its cruise liner Astoria.
It is projected that the cruise company will offer 6 different sailing dates beginning Dember 7, 2019 through February 11, 2020 each sailing lasting 11 days.
Ship Astoria has 277 cabins with a capacity of 550 passengers.
The 11 day voyage called “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” will visit 8 ports startin in Puerto Peñasco, Rocky Point Mexico and stopping at Topolobampo, Mazatlan, La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Guaymas, Cabo San Lucas (world renowned vacation destination) and ending back in Rocky Point Mexico.
The cruise company will not only be first from this Sonoran port, but rather the only one currently projected to set sail from Puerto Peñasco according to Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
As of this writing fares according to CMV website start at $1419 per person based on double occupancy and reservations are already open
The six dates scheduled so far are Dec. 7, 18 and 29 in 2019, and Jan 9, 20 and 31 and 2020. The six scheduled dates should attract around 3,000 passengers.
Depending on its success the company envisions making it a yearly offering and possibly having a year round service with shorter cruises.
Although construction of the home-port dock for ships has been under construction for years, there is no finalized timeline for its completion due to lack of funding. For this reason the first cruise to Rocky Point Mexico plans to use “tender embarkation”. Details haven’t been set yet but this would potentially mean that the ship would dock about 20 minutes offshore in the bay and passengers would be ferried from the marina, near the Malecon, to the cruise ship in smaller boats instead of having passengers directly board the ship.
Please contact Cruise & Maritime Voyages for latest and most updated information as all details aren’t set yet.