Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cruise Line Day Tour at Puerto Vallarta Cancelled

Carnival Cruise Lines suspended a popular guided hiking excursion to the jungle near El Nogalito Mexico after 22 guests on a bus were robbed, on February 23, while returning to the ship. Fortunately no one was injured when hooded gunmen boarded the bus around 5 p.m. and took watches, money, cameras, etc. The tour operator was criticized by local authorities for failing to follow security procedures and for running the tour late in the day instead of in the morning.

While Carnival has cancelled this tour, it is unknown at this time if other lines have cancelled similar tours. Also, it is certainly possible for cruise passengers, without realizing the problem, to plan on booking private tours to the area.

It appears to be a good idea to avoid this area, whether booking with a cruise line or privately.

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