Here’s what you need to know about the first cruise that set sail from the Rocky Point in Mexico
It just turned into reality, a first-ever cruise commencing from Rocky Point. This cruise ship, Puerto Peñasco, departed from the Mexican city for an 11-day journey of the Sea of Cortez. With the hope of boosting the tourism of the city and the country as a whole, after a long time of waiting, finally, the Arizonians can now look forward to convenient access to cruising the same with Puerto Peñasco officials together with the residents.
It’s good to know that there’s a company that’s taking the lead and risk on the new Treasures of the Sea of Cortez. It is scheduled to sail in the U.K.-based Cruise and even Maritime Voyages wherein both specializes in cruises for passengers who would rather drive than fly to reach the port. A refurbished Astoria ship that can accommodate at least 550 passengers is the one running the route.
Let’s explore this new Rocky Point cruise. We’ve listed here the things that you should know about the ship and its route to be ready for your next dream getaway.
The Treasures of the Sea of Cortez lasts for 11 days which will visit seven ports. The Astoria is built in a way that it’s a bit smaller than other cruise liners so it can swiftly and easily maneuver into ports bigger ships can’t visit. There three sailings that are scheduled to set sail for 2020 specifically on January 9, January 20, and January 31. Please be reminded that the onboard currency is in U.S. dollar. Also, the power outlets are European. To be sure, it would be better to bring with you a converter to plug in your phone and other devices that you have.
A cruise roughly cost $1.500 per person and differ based on your preferred stateroom. The cost includes all meals, captain’s cocktail party, afternoon tea, and late-night snacks, luggage transfer from port to cabin, port taxes, onboard guest speakers and other activities like arts and crafts, self-service tea and even coffee starting from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and lastly, entertainment, cabarets, and performances of the violinist and pianist. If you want, you can add bus transportation either from Phoenix or Tucson for an extra charge. It includes stops on Port of Topolobampo, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia, and Guaymas. However, the dock in Puerto Peñasco is still under construction.