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Closing the border and Cruise ports

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I was wondering what would happen if the President closes the border to Mexico on how it would affect cruise ships pulling into Mexico?  We are going on Liberty in May and have Cozumel as our first stop.  Maybe I should start thinking about other ports like Belize or Roatan.  I am wondering what others are thinking about this possible glitch in the situation. 

 

On another note these latest discounts offered by RCCL on excursions just saved me another $60 off of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.  Good thing I am a Cruise Planner stalker.

 

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3 minutes ago, Mathew Jones said:

I was wondering what would happen if the President closes the border to Mexico on how it would affect cruise ships pulling into Mexico?  We are going on Liberty in May and have Cozumel as our first stop.  Maybe I should start thinking about other ports like Belize or Roatan.  I am wondering what others are thinking about this possible glitch in the situation. 

 

On another note these latest discounts offered by RCCL on excursions just saved me another $60 off of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.  Good thing I am a Cruise Planner stalker.

 

As far as I know all but one ships in RCL are under Bahamas flags so not sure if there will be any impact.

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Cruise ships don't cross the land southern border between US and Mexico, so I don't see how closing the border would effect anything sailing-wise. President Trump isn't declaring some kind of Martial Law where Americans can't visit Mexico, you just won't get there through ports of entry bordering the US.

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10 minutes ago, nanowerx said:

Cruise ships don't cross the land southern border between US and Mexico, so I don't see how closing the border would effect anything sailing-wise. President Trump isn't declaring some kind of Martial Law where Americans can't visit Mexico, you just won't get there through ports of entry bordering the US.

Perfect answer!! I couldn't of said it better. In addition, Trump has issued a "one year warning" to Mexico that he will close the southern borders.

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On the other hand, if Mexico were to prevent anyone with a US passport from entering their country, then it would affect land, Air and sea passengers. As retaliation.

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48 minutes ago, Rick M said:

On the other hand, if Mexico were to prevent anyone with a US passport from entering their country, then it would affect land, Air and sea passengers. As retaliation.

All hypothetical possibilities are on the table.  Until it happens it's posturing and fodder for the media.

Turning away cruise ships though isn't going to hurt cruisers nearly as much as Mexican businesses and residents in port towns. 

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There are various reasons that this probably is not something that would be happening, especially not at this time next year, but that gets in to a completely different discussion more suitable for other forums.

Should such a thing happen however it is very likely that Royal would contact those affected with information on how it impacts them.  This is similar to when a travel warning is issued and Royal passes this information along to passengers along with recommendations.  Regardless, I wouldn't worry about it too much as far as cruising goes.

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2 hours ago, Mathew Jones said:

I was wondering what would happen if the President closes the border to Mexico on how it would affect cruise ships pulling into Mexico?  We are going on Liberty in May and have Cozumel as our first stop.  Maybe I should start thinking about other ports like Belize or Roatan.  I am wondering what others are thinking about this possible glitch in the situation. 

 

 

 

We had decided to stay on the ship at Cozumel BEFORE border closing became an issue. To each his own.

Our reasons for not doing Cozumel?

1. Already been there.

2. Doing two long, expensive excursions the two previous days in Roatan and Belize City. Going to rest up. Will the casino be open while ship is at Cozumel?

3. I've seen the situation in Mexico deteriorating country-wide, not just at the borders. I think the cartels are in control throughout. It's not the same country it once was.

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4 hours ago, Rick M said:

On the other hand, if Mexico were to prevent anyone with a US passport from entering their country, then it would affect land, Air and sea passengers. As retaliation.

That is actually where I was going with this question.

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17 hours ago, Rick M said:

On the other hand, if Mexico were to prevent anyone with a US passport from entering their country, then it would affect land, Air and sea passengers. As retaliation.

Why would we do such thing? That would be crazy, it will never happen. Retaliation has never been an option for mexican political relationship with USA.

 

15 hours ago, rtread said:

3. I've seen the situation in Mexico deteriorating country-wide, not just at the borders. I think the cartels are in control throughout. It's not the same country it once was.

Don't let the exaggerated media discourage you from traveling. Touristic areas, specially Cozumel are extremely safe. 

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19 hours ago, Rick M said:

On the other hand, if Mexico were to prevent anyone with a US passport from entering their country, then it would affect land, Air and sea passengers. As retaliation.

Mexico cant afford to do this, they would basically be taking the knife the US is imposing on them and they would then be adding 10 more.

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Everyone remember last year when the ferry was bombed?

Did Royal still go to Cozumel? Yes, did Royal issue a warning about the ferry's? Yes

Did I get off and enjoy a wonderful beach day? Yes, would I have gotten on a ferry to the main land? No.

I'm assuming that the cartel got what they wanted, the Governor probably paid up and everyone goes on their way

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2 hours ago, marti314 said:

Mexico cant afford to do this, they would basically be taking the knife the US is imposing on them and they would then be adding 10 more.

Again, I don't know where this argument comes from. This has never been discussed or considered by mexican authorities ever!

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