Mexico resort developer Grupo Vidanta plans to sail a 298-passenger luxury cruise ship from its resort in Nuevo Vallarta, giving travelers the option for a cruise and resort vacation.

The company plans its inaugural voyage in the fall of 2019 on the Vidanta Elegant. Vidanta Cruises will be Mexico's first luxury cruise line, the company said.

Grupo Vidanta acquired a 15,000-gross-ton ship built for 540 passengers as the Crown Monarch. Built in 1990, the ship most recently sailed for Voyages of Discovery.

Grupo Vidanta refit the ship, reducing the number of cabins to 149. It has six public decks and dining areas, 11 bars and lounges, an entertainment venue, a full-service spa and fitness center, a top deck pool and several Jacuzzis, Vidanta said.

Information on itineraries, voyage length, destinations and cruising dates will be released at a later date.


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