Puerto Vallarta Under a Cloud
In Dawg´s opinion, Princess Cruise Lines has acted grossly irresponsibly in dropping Puerto Vallarta from its itinerary for the rest of the year..." because of violence there". How extremely unfair. They cite the murder of a Canadian resident of that city as an example but that is an irresponsible statement. Puerto Vallarta is about as safe as you can get. To lump Puerto Vallarta in with places centered in the drug wars such as Acapulco or, perhaps Lazaro Cárdenas is totally unfair and a disgrace. My wife just returned from a trip to Puerto Vallarta by herself and I felt perfectly at ease with that decision and worried not a bit about her being there alone. Yet, as a precautionary move, we cancelled our plans to drive to Lake Chapala from Chiapas via the coastal route from Acapulco through Zihuataneajo with a few days in Los Troncones, Guerrero because things seemed a bit dicey there at the present time so we don´t have our heads in the clouds. We´ll do that trip later and our personal decision hurt no one except that hotelier in Los Troncones. Princess Lines has certain social responsibilities as well as its obligation to turn a profit for its shareholders. Managements´ decision there is beyond vacuous.