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There has been a lot going on in Rocky Point this year indeed! First, there was the arrival of Astoria: A new era of great cruises now begins with “The Treasures of The Sea of Cortez.” Then, Coronavirus struck, and the entire city shut down and closed it’s doors to the public. So now it’s time to reveal some latest news about Rocky Point.
First, Puerto Peñasco and Sonora made history in early 2020 with the departure of the Astoria cruise ship to the Sea of Cortez. In early January, an event widely celebrated by authorities of the three levels of government, businessmen, tourism service providers and the general population took place.
Departure of the Astoria cruise ship to Rocky Point
When the first cruise advertisement appeared in the Shetland Journal in 1835 to visit Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, no one foreshadowed such a success for cruises in the centuries to come. Cruises have provided many passengers with years of experience, with its own identity as a symbol of relaxation, exclusivity, entertainment and quality, which is now available to many more people. On January 9, the Astoria cruise ship, was the first one that leaves for the Sea of Cortez with a round trip to Puerto Peñasco.
Tour the “Aquarium of the world”
Its sailing will take a tour through which visitors will know different wonders of the so-called aquarium of the world, which makes it the first ship of this type that has its origin and destination on the Sonoran coast. Governor Claudia Pavlovich; John Dennis, vice president of the British firm Cruise and Maritime Voyages and Ernesto Roger Munro López, municipal president of Puerto Peñasco, shared in the momentous event.
On that first trip, the 500 passengers who boarded the Astoria, shared in their 11-day tour the ports of Topolobampo, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia and Guaymas ending the voyage on January 20 back in Puerto Peñasco.
Larger ships coming
The vice president of Cruise and Maritime Voyages recognized the potential that Sonora has for cruises such as on the Astoria and already contemplates bringing in larger ships for the summer season. The Astoria cruise ship can accommodate 500 passengers with 250 cabins and a wide variety of services such as: bars and lounges, casino, cinema, spa, gym, restaurants, shopping boutique, elevators, library, theater, disco, games room, internet access, and automatic laundry.
After the successful experience of this first cruise ship in its route through the ports of the Sea of Cortez, the possibilities of scheduling new itineraries during the year grow exponentially for the benefit of the region and Rocky Point. For now, the return of Astoria is already guaranteed.
COVID-19 and Rocky Point
It’s been quite a unique experience dealing with this global pandemic, COVID-19. We’ve all been affected by it and it’s opened up our eyes to just how susceptible we are to a fast-spreading virus. But now that we’ve buckled down and put precautions are in place, we’re ready to recover as a better, stronger, and more vigilant people. And Rocky Point is a shining example of that as they are staying safe!
Before we dive into the state of Rocky Point, let’s look at how COVID-19 has affected Mexico. As of May 23rd, 2020, there have been 62,527 confirmed cases and 13,347 currently active cases of COVID-19. Overall, there have been 6,389 deaths in Mexico from the virus. La Jornada Newspaper is where you can stay informed about the situation in Mexico.
Regarding the state of Sonora where Rocky Point resides, there are indications shown on behalf of the Sonora state Government, as well as the Municipal Government. In response to the present health contingency of COVID-19 the following has been presented:
- A Health Barrier has been implemented. That means, no one that isn’t a resident or provider of essential services will be allowed into Puerto Peñasco. Entry is controlled along the Sonoyta, San Luis, and Caborca highways.
- 24-hour Stay-at-Home curfew is in effect: People may only leave home for essential services; police agencies will be monitoring movement
- There is full closure of establishments that do not offer services or products that are truly necessary
- Beach access will remain closed to prevent crowding
- Schools will remain closed
If your plans included visiting Rocky Point during the upcoming Semana Santa (Holy Week) or Easter holiday, please contact your hotel in order to change dates so you don’t miss out on the opportunity of visiting in the future and enjoying all that Puerto Peñasco has for you. It is the responsibility of all of us to protect our city, our port, and our tourists.
When all of this is over, we will be ready to receive visitors again. You deserve to enjoy the peace and calm of Rocky Point’s beaches. There, you can celebrate life again along with your friends and family. Please stay vigilant and this global crisis will be over soon!
Come visit soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of the border. And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently. So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point. It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.
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