First Mexican Cruise Ship Catches on Fire

Ocean Star Cruises - Ocean Star Pacific Cruise Ship - MexicoFirst impressions are everything.  The first Mexican cruise line has already earned a dubious reputation.    

The Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, said that the cruises are key to the expansion to tourism in Mexico. 

Mexico is off to a rough start. 

Ocean Star Cruises had just its second cruise this week.  Cruceros Ocean Star had a disastrous start.  A  generator fire knocked out power to the Ocean Star Pacific cruise ship, forcing the evacuation of its passengers and crew Saturday.  Some 522 passengers and 226 crew members were reportedly evacuated by catamaran to the port of Huatulco with the intention of flying them to Mexico City.

The Ocean Star Pacific was built in 1971 for Royal Caribbean Cruises and sailed as one of Royal Caribbean first cruise ships as the Nordic Prince.

We wish our Mexican friends better luck with their new cruise line!  

 

Foto: Alfredo Guerrero Flickr

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