Three Cruise Lines Cancel Mazatlan Calls

Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Disney Cruise Line this week adjusted some Mexican Riviera itineraries to remove Mazatlan as a port call. The actions were taken in response to several criminal incidents that occurred recently involving passengers and crew of Azamara Journey and Holland America's Oosterdam.
 
Disney has taken the most substantive action — cancelling all Mazatlan port calls planned for Disney Wonder through April. Instead, that ship will spend more time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
 
However, Princess only adjusted this week's Sapphire Princess itinerary and Holland America Line only skipped one port call this week at Mazatlan. Both those lines are continuing to evaluate the situation and haven't cancelled additional port calls at this time. 
 
Shipping publication Seatrade Insider reported that a mugger stole a necklace from a female guest and pushed her husband. In addition, a crew member's laptop was apparently stolen. A third incident involved money missing from a purse left in a taxicab.
 
Mexico has been plagued by a wave of drug violence, primarily along its northern border. While the types of crimes reported in Mazatlan certainly are not uncommon in any major port or metropolitan area worldwide, the cruise lines are taking precautions to assure the shoreside experience is safe for guests.

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