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Mexican Riviera Cruises

Puerto Vallarta (Photo:Diego Grandi/Shutterstock)

About Mexican Riviera Cruises

With its scenic coastline extending around the Baja Peninsula, western Mexico consists of three states and a petite grouping of islands. An experience on Mexico's Gold Coast may include lounging on the beach, kayaking a sandbar, exploring Mayan ruins or dancing in trendy nightclubs. Mazatlan offers a more traditional cultural experience, while Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas are especially accommodating to cruisers looking to shop or head to local restaurant and bars.

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Grand Princess
Grand Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

10 Night
Mexican Riviera CruiseDetails

1,481 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Majestic Princess
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7 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

472 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Ruby Princess
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10 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Crown Princess
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10 Night
Mexican Riviera CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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7 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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10 Night
Jungles & Jewels Of The Central American Coast 10d...Details

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Mar 29, 2023
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9 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Oct 25, 2022
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7 Night
Halloween On The High Seas Mexican Riviera Cruise...Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
Oct 2, 2022
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10 Night
Mexico & Sea Of Cortez HolidayDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Dec 23, 2021
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5 Night
Baja Cruise From San DiegoDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Halloween On The High Seas Baja Cruise From San D...Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
Sep 23, 2022
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5 Night
Baja Mexico ItineraryDetails

Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
May 26, 2022
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7 Night
Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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8 Night
Mayan Legacies 8d Onx-czm Details

236 Reviews
Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Feb 14, 2022
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10 Night
Mexico & Sea Of CortezDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Apr 3, 2022
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7 Night
Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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7 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los Angeles Details

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Nov 14, 2021
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6 Night
Mexican Riviera CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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9 Night
Mexico & Sea Of CortezDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Dec 29, 2022
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4 Night
Catalina & Ensenada CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 16, 2021
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Mexican Riviera - San Diego Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 3, 2022
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Mexican Riviera - Los Angeles Details

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Mexican Riviera - San Diego Details

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 17, 2022
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Mexico CruiseDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Mexican Riviera cruises -- encompassing ports like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan -- are offered year-round, with the most crowded time being the winter months. However, summer in this part of Mexico can be uncomfortably hot and humid, so spring and fall are particularly nice options.

Which cruise lines go to the Mexican Riviera?

Nearly all of the major cruise lines, including Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess and Disney, feature regular Mexican Riviera itineraries. Luxury lines like Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas include Mexican Riviera ports on Panama Canal and Central America itineraries.

What are some things to do in the Mexican Riviera?

The beaches and bars get top billing on Mexican Riviera cruises and there are plenty to choose from throughout. Water sports (including surfing), shopping and dining are also hugely popular.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Americans with Mexican Riviera cruises beginning and ending in the same U.S. port (Los Angeles, for example) do not need a passport. If your cruise starts or ends in a Mexican port, you'll definitely need a passport; having one is highly recommended for everyone in case travel plans change.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Lightweight, comfortable shorts, t-shirts and sundresses as well as swimsuits and sunscreen are musts.

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