Mexico Cruises

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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The fourth most popular cruise ship vacations in the world are Mexico cruises. Countless sea voyagers are lured to the Mexican Riviera to experience everything from its beautiful sandy beaches, to its exotic tropical rain forests, to its warm and friendly people, to its scrumptious cuisine. When you get there, you can't but help to toast the sun as it sets into the clear, blue Pacific with a tropical margarita in hand. That's the majesty of Mexico, where the magic of the past and the luxuries of the present mingle together in a delectable, tropical blend.

Across Mexico, in mountains, in villages and cities, and in jungle settings, in tropical coasts, captivating surprises await cruise travelers. These might take the form of enchanting dining in a memorable restaurant, a charming small-town festival, the historical value of a city, or even a stretch of road through delightful countryside. You can even enjoy activities such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, or shopping for silver jewelry.

Things You'll Need to Know about Mexico Cruises

There are some cruises from San Diego, and a sporadic departure from San Francisco, but the majority of Mexican Riviera cruises start in Los Angeles. Major cruise lines offering Mexican Riviera itineraries for all or part of the year include Carnival and the Princess cruise vacations, to name a few. Some cruise vacation packages, will integrate Mexican Riviera stops into long Panama Canal itineraries. Beyond the standard, seven day cruise vacations available in the Mexican Riviera market, there are some lines that offer three, eight, ten, eleven, and even fourteen day journeys.

The most popular destinations in Mexico are: Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cozumel, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Ixtapa, Mexico City, and Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican Riviera is mainly a year-round destination. Temperatures remain balmy (in the 70s and 80s) most of the year, and only really hit the Hot (90's) and humid season in August and September. But, for the most part, itineraries usually focus from September to May. Generally, Mexico is always a pleasant place to travel to, weather wise. The assortment of activities that each city uniquely has to offer, and the extremely temperate weather are top reasons why Mexico cruises are so popular.

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