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New cruise boat pier

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Augustus, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Augustus

    Augustus Manta Ray

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  2. BrackaFish

    BrackaFish Barracuda

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    They must be expecting the cruise business to return to higher than prior levels.
    There will both pros and cons to this without a doubt.
     
  3. DiverN2H2O

    DiverN2H2O Angel Fish

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    Someone needs to tell them Carnival Cruise Lines has sold or scrapped 18 ships, suspended work on those on order.
     
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  4. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    Early reports put it near the car ferry and then near sunset Beach (just above the Armada SAR facility?). Above the ferry puts the land across the street near a protected Cenote (note the bridge on the cross street from the car ferry pier)
    With any luck Fonatur will be involved and botch the design and engineering like they did with the marina
     
  5. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Which kind of luck?
     
  6. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    10 years of delay a bankruptcy or two and in the end a pier that is unusable for its original purpose:D
     
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  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I do hope that this stops the new pier.
     
  8. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    I am more inclined to think NCL is the intended customer. They tried to sell their Puerto Langosta interest (49%) to Carnival about 10 years back since they could not get their new fleet of Mega ships into it due to the airport runway restrictions on the approach lanes. After 5 years of f&$king around with the local family who had the controlling interest carnival built the stinger on Puerto Maya. I tend to think this pier (which will fu@k up Villa Blanca reef) is the work around to dealing with the local dysfunctional family that controls Puerto Langosta
     
  9. JFS

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    My understanding is that it will be a home port with departures from Cozumel.
     
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  10. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That seems unlikely to me. Cruise ship home ports tend to have good infrastructure for getting the cruseros to and from the boat; Cozumel has only a small airport and a ferry to get people on and off the island. It isn't my wheelhouse, so I dunno, but 3000-5000 people coming in all at the same time to get on a cruise ship sounds like a logistical nightmare to me.
     

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