Cruise ships are returning to Mazatlan, Mexico, this week after cancelling calls there in late January due to concerns for passenger safety. 

Carnival Cruise Lines said that the Carnival Spirit resumed calls there Tuesday after members of the line's security management team from its headquarters in Miami met with local law enforcement and government officials in Mazatlan to review their plan for increased security.

Carnival said that Mexican authorities had agreed to place extra security personnel in all main tourist areas, including all shore excursion sites.

Holland America Line also said it planned to call there this week, and is monitoring the situation there closely.

Carnival, HAL, Disney Cruise Line and Princess Cruises all had their ships skip calls in Mazatlan after small crimes were committed near the cruise terminal, including muggings that occurred when the Azamara Journey and HAL's Oosterdam were in port.


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