Mexico Cruises 2019 - 2020
Mexico is iconic landscapes, bright flavors and breath-taking archaeological sites ready to be discovered on a cruise.
Mexico cruises are the ultimate way to escape the daily grind. Glittering turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and soft sandy beaches await you on board your dream cruise vacation to Mexico. Treat yourself to delectable cuisine, immerse yourself in charming local cultures and Mexican traditions, and take a step back in time as you discover some of the world’s most ancient Mayan sites.
Cruise to Mexico to indulge in some fabulous retail therapy and shop til’ you drop both on board and at glamorous cruise destinations such as Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Embark on the cruise vacation of a lifetime to Mexico from Galveston, New Orleans or Tampa on board Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Cozumel, a tropical island located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, is one of the world’s top cruise destinations. With its glittering turquoise waters, bright white beaches and exotic marine life, the idyllic island is popular for snorkeling, diving and swimming with dolphins.
Cozumel has a well-established tourist industry. Cruise passengers will have plenty of opportunities for water sports, nature exploration and nightlife. Year-round temperatures in the upper 70s make it the perfect place for a sunny beach vacation.Highlights of Conzumel
- Visit Stingray Beach to experience a close encounter with stingrays and exotic sea creatures
- Spot tropical birds, crocodiles and sea turtles at the Faro Celerain Eco Park
- Discover the island’s fascinating Mayan history at the San Gervasio Ruins
The Costa Maya is a beautiful, 100-mile-long coastline on the Yucutan Peninsula characterized by white sand beaches and beautiful blue water. Right on the port you can find shopping areas, restaurants and bars, and jet skis for rent, and the nearby city of Mahahual holds a popular, easy to access beach. For those looking for a more private piece of paradise, the more secluded beaches are just a short taxi ride away.
One must-see for any visitor of Costa Maya is the Chacchoben Ruins, the remainders of an ancient Mayan city more than a thousand years old. For the best experience, take a guided tour to learn about what life was like for the Mayans – back then and now.
- Enjoy an easy day being pampered at the beach at Mahahual
- Dive or snorkel among the offshore coral reefs
- Tour the step pyramids of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
Located at the southernmost point of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s most popular cruise destinations. Its beautiful beaches make it a hot spot for surfing, sunbathing and fishing, and at night it turns into a popular party town. The beautiful weather and luxury lifestyle are particularly attractive for the rich and famous, with many celebrities owning holiday homes here. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a movie star.
Cabo’s most famous landmark is El Arco, a natural rock foundation shaped like an arch in the middle of a vast, sandy beach. Be sure to time your visit right – El Arco is only accessible during low tide.Highlights of Cabo San Lucas
- Find tasty Mexican food to match any budget – from cheap taquerias to luxury fine dining
- Spot celebrities in the city’s famous beaches
- Explore the city’s music and party scene at one of its many clubs
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s hottest cruise destinations, and for good reason: located near some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta features resorts, dining and leisure to suit every budget and taste. It is one of the most diverse cities in Mexico, and each neighborhood has a distinctive personality that makes it worth exploring. Old Vallarta offers a rustic, romantic atmosphere, perfect for recovering and relaxing after a long day of travel. Marina Vallarta is a shopping paradise and caters to a more luxurious taste, while the downtown area is home to the hottest clubs and bars that first come to life after sundown.Highlights of Puerto Vallarta:
- Browse the quirky shops and take in the quaint, cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta
- Explore the beachside promenade by foot, by bicycle, or by Segway
- Take a break from the city and visit the wildlife at Los Arcos National Marine Park
Ensenada is a beautiful seaside city and popular resort town located just 80 miles south of San Diego. Its lively nightlife, outdoor activities and watersports, and diverse marine life draw tourists from north of the border year-round, and Ensenada today is home to a sizeable expat community.
Let the stunning scenery sweep you off your feet. Sit in the sand and take in the vast sandy beaches, or dive into the sparkling blue waters on a scuba dive or snorkeling tour and explore the area's coral reefs. You may even spot a sea turtle.Highlights of Ensenada
- Try not to get sprayed as you visit the world's second-largest marine geyser, La Bufadora, which shoots water up to 90 feet in the air
- Take a boat ride to Guadalupe Island, a wildlife sanctuary that attracts seals, sharks, and other marine life, to have a close encounter with nature
- Tour the downtown food stalls and get a taste of the artisanal cheese, wine, and beer produced in the region
Located on Mexican Riviera close to Central America, Huatulco is a hidden gem that is not to be missed. With a booming tourist industry and vast nature reserves, Huatulco is known as one of the cleanest and greenest cities in Mexico.
Huatulco's coastline is a great place for diving and snorkeling. Nearby, small villages dot the surrounding mountainside, which you can visit on a shore excursion to learn about the local way of life. There are also plenty of opportunities for souvenir hunting, with lots of kiosks selling jewelry and artifacts made by local artisans.Highlights of Huatulco
- Enjoy a cool drink on the beach within walking distance of port
- Tour the nearby villages and learn about the local craft of basket weaving
- Snag some handcrafted treasures at the local markets and shops
The idyllic island of Santa Catalina is located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of California. The island is accessible by boat, ferry and by helicopter. The island enjoys a slow pace of life, with many white sandy beaches. Golf carts are a popular mode of transport when travelling throughout the island. The town of Avalon is the biggest town on the island and offers a beautiful promenade. Much of the island of Catalina is maintained as part of the Catalina Island Conservacy, visitors can take part in guided hikes and Eco Jeeps tours.Highlights of Santa Catalina
- Sample fresh seafood along the Promenade of Avlaon
- Try an eco tour of the island
- Relish in the relaxed pace of Santa Catalina
Merida is a city in Mexico with a colonial past and deep roots in the Mayan culture. Plaza de la Independencia is a major highlight of the city, enclosed by Merida Cathedral and Iglesia de la Tercera Orden. The colonial churches were constructed using ancient Mayan temple relics. Visitors flock to Paseo de Montejo as the boulevard is lined with hotels, restaurants, and clubs.Highlights of Merida
- Experience the hustle and bustle of Merida from the Plaza de la Independencia
- Visit the Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce-Macay for displays of contemporary Yucatan art
- Learn about Mayan history in the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Cruises to MexicoThe home of Mayan ruins, Aztecs, tequila, and margaritas – almost everyone on Earth knows something about Mexico. Experience Mexico’s rich heritage and bright flavors on a cruise to Mexico. Cruises to Mexico guarantee panoramic vistas of breath-taking beauty comprising of picturesque landscapes and the Mayan built palaces and temples. The main ports in this unspoiled region include; Cabo San Lucas, Port of Chiapas, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, and Acapulco. Before you go – see our recommendations about cruises you should book to see all the best-kept secrets of Mexico.
Where to go in Mexico?Let yourself be surprised that Costa Maya is here to fascinate you. The Mexican Caribbean offers warm waters in blue-green tones and fine golden sand beaches, where you will find a land blessed with a unique ecosystem. You can admire the tropical forests, coral reefs and the breath-taking archaeological sites of Costa Maya. It is the ideal place to really get in touch with the Mayan culture and relax on its incredibly beautiful white sand beaches. For those looking for family activities, Puerto Vallarta is waiting for you. This fascinating port possesses everything that makes for an incredible family vacation: art galleries, whale-watching tours, humpback whale cruises through Banderas and water activities such as diving and snorkeling. For beautiful flora and fauna, beaches and inviting waters, Cozumel is simply a paradise. Take a dip in Cozumel’s refreshing waters, enjoy some of the area’s best-loved bars and restaurants and soak up the area’s warm ambiance. Make your cruise to Mexico unforgettable!
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