MSC Cruises unveils safety protocols as return looms

MSC Cruises chief executive, Gianni Onorato, has revealed details of a comprehensive health and safety protocol designed to get line back into the water. The company has developed what it calls a “comprehensive protocol”. A dedicated task force, with the input and support of leading external medical experts, developed a robust protocol More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Rare 6-meter oarfish caught by Cozumel fishermen

MND .- Fishermen from Cozumel, Quintana Roo, encountered a rare, six-meter-long (20 feet) oarfish this week.  In a video posted to Facebook, the fishermen filmed the bizarre-looking fish they found swimming More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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Pandemic “sinks” cruise tourism in Quintana Roo

The reactivation of the cruise industry in Quintana Roo is going to take a long time and could take place until the end of this year. This is an urgent situation mainly for Mahahual, which depends almost one hundred More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Ten arrested for illegal fishing in Cozumel

Agents of the Mexican Navy report the arrest of 10 fishermen for poaching in Cozumel waters. In a statement, the Secretary of the Navy explained that they were carrying out surveillance tours when they observed More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Cozumel nurse receives ovation from neighbors (VIDEO)

Cozumel residents set an example of how to treat medical personnel in times of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike in other states within the Yucatan Peninsula, where ignorant people has dared to attack and insult More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Cozumel mayor says it is imperative that people continue to stay home

Cozumel, Q.R. — “We know that the measures we are taking are not popular, but our priority is to save lives,” said the mayor of Cozumel during a message where he urged people to continue staying home. Municipal More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Coronavirus brings dark times to Cozumel, Mexico’s cruise boat capital

Rolex, Cartier and Bulgari were shut down, the Cuban cigar joint was empty, and it just wasn’t happening for the guy hawking shark jawbones. “We’ve got all kinds of sharks — makos, tigers, hammerheads,” More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Cozumel Mayor announced “curfew” over Covid-19

The municipal president of Cozumel Pedro Joaquín Delbouis assured that, with the entry of phase 2 of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made to establish the curfew on the island in the coming More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, February 27th, 2020
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Mexico authorizes Italian cruise ship to dock in Cozumel; ruled out case of Coronavirus

The Mexican port authorities backed down and authorized the berthing of a tourist cruise ship on the island of Cozumel, which was not allowed to stop in Jamaica or the Cayman Islands, after confirming that one More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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Cruise not allowed to dock in Cozumel on suspicion of COVID-19

Two Caribbean ports denied access for fear of the coronavirusand now Cozumel is the third one. Mexican authorities denied permission to the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship to reach the Punta Langosta cruise terminal, More...