A magnificent way to arrive in Puerto Vallarta is by sea. Several cruise lines make Puerto Vallarta a "Port O' Call", docking at the Terminal Maritimo (Harbor Terminal) in the Marina Area, which has had to be modified to receive more than one cruise ship at a time.
Puerto Vallarta harbor is exclusively for nautical tourism, and has three docking positions for vessels up to 311 meters (964 ft) long. Providing many services for both ships and passengers.
The PV Cruise Port offers various tourist services that include, taxis, rental cars, currency exchange options, a handcraft market, a few eating options, phones, a cybercafé, plus ticket sale for day cruise options that take you on great tours around the Bay, all in a secure and efficient environment.
The harbor was built with a berth for cruisers and a terminal for ferries, by 1987 the ferry to Los Cabos stopped offering the service. In 1966 Dock 2 was built for cruisers measuring up to 250 m and in 2007 the construction of two new docks was finished that included removing old Dock 2. Now there are three berth positions that can service 3 full size cruise ships simultaneously with the highest standards.
Some of the lines arriving this year are: Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Deliziosa, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Europa, Fred. Olsen Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Seven Seas, Silversea.