The Carnival Corporation has announced the third berth at the pier in Cozumel, Mexico has been completed. The new berth officially opened with a third cruise ship docking today for the very first time.
The new add-on to the pier will help the Western Caribbean port become even more popular than it already is. Any cruise brand under Carnival can use the new berth. To celebrate the completion three Carnival ships berthed next to each other for the first time at the Cozumel Pier. The Carnival Breeze, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Triumph all berthed at the Puerta Maya pier.
Giora Israel, senior vice president of global port and destination development for Carnival Corporation said:
“Cozumel is the Caribbean’s most visited cruise ship destination and consistently receives high ratings from our guests, So the destination is in demand by our guests, and we are excited about officially opening the third berth to our pier, since it gives our brands greater flexibility for visiting Cozumel and more of our guests the opportunity to enjoy the island.”
Carnival invested $20 Million into the new berth development which began construction in May 2014. The planning started back in 2005. After the reconstruction of the two original berths due to Hurricane Wilma in 2008 and the new berth they can all now withstand Hurricane forces.
Carnival posted that “2014, about 1.5 million Carnival Corporation guests visited Puerta Maya on 25 different ships” and “with 3.3 million cruise guests annually, Cozumel is the busiest cruise destination in the Caribbean”. Now even more guests can look forward to enjoy the some of the most popular venues based at the port including Tres Amigos Bar and Fat Tuesdays.