Crystal Cruises has made changes to its itineraries to avoid the Mexican port town of Mazatl-~¡n after increased reports of violence there.
Its ship, Crystal Symphony, was due to call in at the port on April 4 on its roundtrip Los Angeles -¬Ë-Treasures of Mexico-¬™ voyage.
The new schedule means guests will now have an overnight call in Cabo San Lucas.
Subsequent days will provide travellers with a full day in Loreto and a half day in La Paz.
Full days in Puerto Vallarta and San Diego are still on the schedule.
-¬---The safety and security of our guests and staff is always our top priority,-¬~ says Crystal international vice president of sales and marketing Philip Ordever.
-¬---After monitoring the situation in Mazatl-~¡n for weeks, we simply feel far more comfortable with other ports of call in Mexico.-¬~
By Bev Fearis
Wednesday, March 16, 2011