It has to do with seasonal arrangement with the port authority. The arrangements for berthing are made at least a year in advance and probably at the time they were planning the Stars itenerary the leases were taken. Take a chill pill and relax and enjoy your vacation. Cruise lines have been tendering passengers into ports in the caribbean longer than they've been able to dock even back to the days when they were sailing ships.
Another thing...the Star drafts a little deeper than a lot of other ships. I've never been to PV, but it might just be that she's to deep to approach the docks.
I was on the Star Dec 15-23, and it did indeed dock in Puerto Vallarta, and we were the only ship at the dock...it was docked right next to the terminal. The ship was backed in, and if you looked across the street, you could see Wal-Mart and Sams club.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
We also are going on the Star first week in december and would like some up to date info from any recent cruisers.We cruised with Carnival on the Conquest last December and had a great time.Also would like some comparisons of the two.
Well, the Star does not dock at PV because the Mexicans are rebuilding the dock.. After the construction is finished then all of the ships will not have to tender.. I have been on the Star to Mexico a couple of times and it is a good ship.. Also when you get to PV you can walk across the street and go to Wal-Mart.. OM