Cruise Ship Small Boats and Vacation Rentals – Why Puerto Vallarta Is A Good Place For An Informative Cruise Ship Tour


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Cruise ship lines and small boat companies are constantly seeking new ways to improve the safety of their passengers and to keep customers happy. There is always room for improvement. Here are some suggestions.

Checking Out The Jetty

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First, safety on board means checking out the jetty. It must be clear, free from obstacles, and in good repair. The US Navy requires that all jetty must be free of obstructions such as land anchors, trash or other items that can cause hazards while trying to leave or arrive at port. A jetty is an essential part of a safe passage from one seaport to another. When in doubt, contact your local US navy office and your local ports of call to discuss proper safety procedures.

Second, we recommend you avoid crossing the Pacific Ocean unless it is in the course of an official trans-Atlantic voyage. The Pacific Ocean contains the most unpredictable weather conditions. For example, there was a reported typhoon along the Mexican Pacific Coast last April which resulted in extensive damage along the point of origin, including an oil spill. Most of the ships in the region had already left San Diego by that point so it wasn’t surprising that much of the damage occurred off the US Pacific coast. Expect these problems as the typhoon became a part of that region’s weather pattern.

Understand The Basic Elements Of Navigation

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Small boat operators are advised to use a common sense approach when approaching a situation such as this. Understand the basic elements of navigation as well as common courtesy. Puerto Vallarta, with its long, gentle surf along its coastline is an ideal place for a vacation. However, don’t attempt to navigate from Puerto Vallarta to Cartagena, Brazil; nor should you try to navigate between the French and Brazilian basins in the Caribbean.

The most logical choice for passage across the Pacific would be down the west coast of Mexico, through the Pacific Ocean and into Patagonia, Chile. Two of the most logical starting places for cruise ships operating between the United States and Europe are Puerto Vallarta and Rio de Janeiro. From there, the ships travel southward until reaching Patagonia, Chile (or Argentina as the case may be). From there, the ship’s cruise southward until reaching the Southern tip of South America, and from there, southwesterly across the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles and San Diego.

Puerto Vallarta

The most important port for cruise ship traffic going back and forth between Los Angeles and San Diego is Puerto Vallarta. This is largely due to the presence of the USD/JPY Forex exchange rate at 7.6 against the US dollar. The main international airport here is Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PRV); it is also served by major Los Angeles airports. The international airport is very convenient for travellers from other parts of the world as well. Other than that, the whole of PRV has a lot of hotels and other accommodation options available, and a tourist can find something suitable for his budget without too much effort.

 Last Words

In terms of lodging accommodations, Puerto Vallarta offers a wide range of hotel accommodation options, from backpacker accommodations to deluxe five star rated hotels. These hotels are very popular with tourists looking to experience a real Latin culture, and they offer all the modern comforts you would expect in a Latin-themed resort hotel. They have beautiful swimming pools, beachfront restaurants and bars, as well as laundry facilities and reception desks. The prices range depending on the accommodation offered, so it is always a good idea to make a list before you set out. You should also take along a few pesos (pennies US dollars) to make your hotel bill easier to handle.

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