The MS Rotterdam, operated by Holland America cruise line, is set to make history as the first large cruise ship to venture into the stunning waters of the Sea of Cortes. Departing from the picturesque port of Cabo San Lucas on December 12, this groundbreaking journey promises to showcase the mesmerizing beauty and rich biodiversity of this remarkable region.
Over the course of its 5-day itinerary, the MS Rotterdam will take passengers on an unforgettable voyage, visiting several captivating destinations along the way. From the tranquil shores of La Paz to the vibrant city of Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa, and from the charming port of Topolobampo to the iconic Puerto Vallarta, travelers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse cultural and natural wonders that the Sea of Cortes has to offer.
This pioneering expedition is not only an extraordinary adventure for passengers, but also a crucial test supported by the coalition of governors of the Sea of Cortes. By showcasing the ship’s ability to navigate these waters safely and responsibly, this test voyage paves the way for future large-scale cruise operations in the region, opening up new opportunities for tourism and economic growth. The MS Rotterdam’s inaugural journey within the Sea of Cortes marks a significant milestone in the world of cruising, ushering in a new era of exploration and discovery for both travelers and the local communities that call this magnificent region home.