Several cruise lines including Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced changes to their Western Caribbean itineraries to include the popular port of Cozumel. The new itineraries are the result of the temporary closure of the nearby Costa Maya pier.
With several ships being rerouted from Costa Maya to Cozumel, the number of cruise ships setting sail to Cozumel stands to increase significantly. More than a dozen additional ships are now scheduled to stop in Cozumel periodically throughout the remainder of the year. Some of the ships that are currently planning to replace Costa Maya calls with stops in Cozumel include: Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Liberty (Western Caribbean), Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory, Holland America Veendam (Winter Western Caribbean), Holland America Westerdam (Winter Western Caribbean), Holland America Amsterdam (Christmas cruise), Norwegian Sun and Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas.