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3/26/2017 2:13 pm  #1

The Sad State of Acapulco

Once a hot spot for the rich and famous, now a gritty, dangerous place. 

Cruise company drops popular Mexican resort town from itinerary due to growing violence

One of the world's biggest cruise lines has pulled a popular resort city from its itineraries because of concerns about violent crime in the area.

Carnival Corporation’s Holland America line runs eight different cruises that stop in Mexican locations, but it has now scrapped Acapulco from its itineraries for both 2017 and 2018 due to rising security fears. 

Holland America released a statement Wednesday which read, “Due to recent security concerns, Holland America Line has replaced calls at Acapulco, Mexico, with alternative Mexican ports on eight scheduled 2017/2018 cruises.

“Itineraries include seven Panama Canal [sailings] and one South America cruise.

“Guests on affected cruises have been notified of the change. At Holland America Line, the safety of our guests is our top priority.”

Acapulco is a major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico that has long been popular with vacationers within Mexico and from around the world.

It became famous as a luxury destination in the 1950s for Hollywood stars. It was later immortalized in the 1988 hit song by the Four Tops, that was written and produced by Phil Collins and Lamont Dozier for the soundtrack to the film "Buster."

Last edited by Goose (3/26/2017 2:13 pm)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

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