|The Dianmond Princess cruise ship, which is part of the Princess Cruise fleet, is 952 ft. long, 148 feet wide, and has a capacity for 3,100 passengers plus 1238 crew members. The Diamond Princess is slated to complete 13 trips into Vallarta before the years end.
Another faithful weekly arrival to Vallarta for the last five years, the Carnival Elation, is changing routes and will be relocated to the Caribbean. The Elation will be replaced September 24th, 2003, by a newer and larger ship, the Carnival Pride, with a capacity of 2680 passengers, about 600 more passengers than the Elation.
Just in time for the new arrivals, the Maritime Terminal main dock will begin renovations later this week to accommodate larger vessels, as well as expand for the increased foot traffic.