Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s one of the luxury vacationing brand, has declared its entry into cruise tourism industry along the Mexican coastline. The launch of Vidanta Cruises marks Mexico’s first-ever luxury cruise line. The voyage itineraries are currently being finalized. It is aimed to provide good access to the Mexican routes that no other cruise line is offering.
Vidanta Cruises’ first ship, Vidanta Elegant, will start sailing in the fall of 2019. Formerly Crown Monarch, the ship was built in 1990 and most recently sailed for Voyages of Discovery.
After acquiring Vidanta Elegant, the company had her stripped and rebuilt in cooperation with a number of maritime engineers and architects, including SMC Design.
The new cruise can accommodate 298 passengers in 149 staterooms and suites and a one-to-one passenger-to-crew ratio. At 153 meters long and 15,396 gross tons, the cruise ship is also outfitted with 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.
Founded in 1974 by Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is a tourism developer specializing in vacation destinations, hotel brands, golf courses, real estate and entertainment.