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New Mexican port attracts big cruise ships

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On November - 28 - 2007

Guaymas, MexicoMexico’s Port of Guaymas, which is investing $8.5 million to build a new cruise terminal, has already attracted business. Holland American Line has confirmed that two of its ships (Ryndam and Oosterdam) will call on Guaymas in late 2008. Additionally, The World of ResidenSea has confirmed it will call on the port in 2009.

Construction of the new terminal begins this month and is set for completion by the end of July. The two-story facility will house a restaurant and 30 shops with offerings such as handicrafts and jewelry. The port is also working on shore excursions that will appeal to cruise passengers.

Located on the Sea of Cortés, Guaymas lies 220 miles south of Nogales, Arizona and is a terrific place for those who love both the desert and the sea. The port is within easy reach of the Sonoran desert, and is just a ferry ride away from the deserts and beaches of Baja California Norte. The city is home to more than 200,000 people. Guaymas, in addition to its active seaport, is known for its water recreation opportunities. A resort area, San Carlos, has been developed northwest of Guaymas, and attracts visitors to its beaches, marinas, and hotels.

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