welcometohollandamericanWith great happiness and high expectations, yesterday the Governor of the state of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez accompanied of his wife Mrs. Alma Sofia Carlon of Lopez gave the welcome to passengers and crew members of the first large-scale cruise ship that comes to our port: ‘Veendam’ of the Holland America line.

With live music from a local band, ladies dressed in traditional regional costumes, ballet, municipal authorities and tourism sector entrepreneurs, the morning of November 12 was welcomed in the port of Mazatlan over 2,000 passengers and crew who came on board the ship and that mark the beginning of a new history for our port.

Given to the enormous effort that meant that the cruises were turning to trust in Mazatlan as a safe destination to visit, the Governor of the State exhorted the lenders of services, authorities and the general public to contribute their best to provide good service and experience to our visitors creating an atmosphere of warmth and safety that allows to stimulate new visits.

During the reception the Governor was accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Manuel Cordova Celaya, U.S. Consul, John Tavenner, the City Mayor, Alejandro Higuera, Mr. Carlos Felton and hoteliers.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan joins the festivities and exhort to the community to continue working hard, in order that our tourists perceive the beauty and warmth of our port and keep good memories of Mazatlan.