Find out about Mexican cruises from San Diego. Read our guide for more facts and information…
The cruises from the Pacific Ocean to Mexico mostly leave from Los Angeles or San Diego. They make for shorter itineraries which take you to the northern Baja Peninsula.
Those people who prefer short cruises due to their bust lifestyles opt for three to four days cruises. There are many short cruises from San Diego to Mexico. The cruise leaves on a Friday and arrives back on Monday. You can choose Carnival cruise liners to head out for a perfect weekend getaway.
The first day is spent cruising on the ship where you spend time enjoying the onboard activities. Carnival cruise lines have facilities such as mini golf, pools, water slides, kids club and a retreat area for the adults. The first stop is Ensenada, a popular tourist destination which was once a fishing village. Tourists enjoy shopping here at the Avenida Primera. Also offered here are cooking classes for authentic Mexican food, a natural sea water sprout and horse back riding, golf and kayaking.
Those who want to see the Mexican Riviera opt for a cruise longer for seven days or more. The luxurious Zaandam ship takes you on a cruise from San Diego. It sails from November to March. The ship meets the need of those looking for high class service, quality and style. They feature Rotterdam and Statendam class vessels.
The facilities on board include an Explorations Café, children’s play room, Loft for the teenagers, mini suites with verandas and an alternative restaurant.
The ship offers four different kinds of abodes i.e. the interior, ocean view, balcony and the suite. All four differ in facilities, the view and the price. The Mexican Riveria cruise will cost somewhere near $1000.
The seven night cruise to Mexican Riveria departs from San Diego, California. The next day is spent in the waters while you enjoy the on board facilities. Next stop is Puerto Vallarta, another popular port of Mexico. It is sure to give you a taste of ‘Old Mexico’. Tourists spend the day here to get a feel of the local culture, food and lifestyle. Next the ship sails to Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas which is known for its spectacular scenery, sea food and sport fishing. Other itineraries may include a visit to Ixtapa to see the historic sites or Acapulco which is a famous resort city.
Choose the duration of your Mexican cruise based on your time availability and budget. However if you want to truly explore the country make sure to plan the cruise when you can travel for seven days or more.