An Increased Number of Cruises Expected to Arrive in Vallarta

Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 21 Member Lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters, visited Puerto Vallarta this past week for a first-hand inspection of the most recent improvement projects undertaken by our city’s Maritime Terminal, including Puerto Magico, the first maritime terminal in Mexico that will be open to the general public once its construction is concluded. The delegation, headed by FCCA president, Michele M. Paige, spoke favorably about the project, indicating that Puerto Vallarta ranked high as a destination among cruisers, in customer satisfaction surveys. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on cruise operations, tourism development, ports, tour operations, safety, security and other cruise industry issues. For more information about the organization, please visit their website,