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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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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Mazatlan
    • Day 5
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Los Angeles
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    Carnival Panorama - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    West Coast-based ship; plenty of free activities and dining options

    Cons

    Noisy; service can be hit or miss

    Bottom Line

    A fantastic value for families and groups

    Reviews

    Carnival Panorama Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    If you're looking for a cruise ship that's big and diverse enough to keep even the most active per...

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    Oren
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great Service, Difficult Crowd and Casino Smoking Issues
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    preciousharley
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Beautiful ship. awful room - very noisy in the morning
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  • 4 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Catalina Island (California)
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Inspiration - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Fun-loving vibe, very few extra-fee attractions

    Cons

    Old ship has very few cabin and dining options

    Bottom Line

    Affordable cruise makes for the perfect short getaway

    Reviews

    Carnival Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Inspiration is an old ship with a young heart. The 2,056-passenger ship debuted in 199...

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    woodey
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    First time Solo on the Inspiration
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    Pnote
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    The crew and entertainment make up for the shortcomings of this older ship
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  • 4 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Catalina Island (California)
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Imagination - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Value is paramount; nearly all dining, entertainment and kids' activities are included.

    Cons

    Less than 3 percent of all accommodations onboard have balconies.

    Bottom Line

    There is plenty to eat, see and do onboard without paying extra; just book your balcony early.

    Reviews

    Carnival Imagination Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Imagination exceeds expectations. Not because expectations are particularly low, but b...

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    billslowsky
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Good Weekend Getaway
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    Jennika818
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great Experience but disappointing Fun Shops Cake
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Mazatlan
    • Day 5
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Royal Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Lots of dining options, many game shows and busy daily schedule

    Cons

    No aft pool

    Bottom Line

    Modern ship with a traditional take on cruising

    Reviews

    Royal Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Like other Princess Cruises ships, Royal Princess embraces many traditional components cruisers lo...

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    Truprincess
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Treated like a princess!
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    lynnrhart
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Worst Food at Sea
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    • Spa Services
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Mazatlan
    • Day 6
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Koningsdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

    Cons

    Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

    Bottom Line

    Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

    Reviews

    Koningsdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Koningsdam is the first new Holland America Line ship in eight years. "Koning" means "king" in ...

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    Nelliegal
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Lacking Excitement
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    Canadianvoyager
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Francisco
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      San Francisco
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 6
      Manzanillo
    • Day 7
      Mazatlan
    • Day 8
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      San Francisco
    Ship Details

    Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Great kids club, good food options and a laid-back vibe.

    Cons

    Shows its age in places.

    Bottom Line

    Great for families and anyone looking for a variety of activities.

    Reviews

    Ruby Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Ruby Princess has a laid-back, family vibe that despite carrying 3,000 passengers never felt crowd...

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    DenaLester
    Sail Date Feb 2019
    Bad timings of shows
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    graciekelli
    Sail Date Jan 2019
    First and Last time on Princess
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    • Spa Services
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
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    • Basic Drinks
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    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
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  • 3 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Ensenada, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    3 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Imagination - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Value is paramount; nearly all dining, entertainment and kids' activities are included.

    Cons

    Less than 3 percent of all accommodations onboard have balconies.

    Bottom Line

    There is plenty to eat, see and do onboard without paying extra; just book your balcony early.

    Reviews

    Carnival Imagination Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Imagination exceeds expectations. Not because expectations are particularly low, but b...

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    Mrsmouse61
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    You Get What You Pay For
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    It was alright
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 3 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Ensenada, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    3 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Inspiration - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Fun-loving vibe, very few extra-fee attractions

    Cons

    Old ship has very few cabin and dining options

    Bottom Line

    Affordable cruise makes for the perfect short getaway

    Reviews

    Carnival Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Inspiration is an old ship with a young heart. The 2,056-passenger ship debuted in 199...

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    gdisney
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Four Day Getaway for a Solo Cruiser
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Inspiration wasnt Inspiring
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    12 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      La Paz
    • Day 6
      Loreto
    • Day 7
      Guayamas
    • Day 8
      Topolobampo
    • Day 9
      Mazatlan
    • Day 10
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

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    frontline
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Comically bad
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    A New Winner - HAL
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  • 5 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Disney Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Disney Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Ensenada
    • Day 6
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Disney Wonder - Disney Cruise Line

    Pros

    Only ship in the fleet with "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular" and Tiana's Place restaurant

    Cons

    Most activities need to be booked in advance, leaving those who didn't out of luck

    Bottom Line

    Most notable for its unique kids club spaces, modern adult areas and Alaska itineraries

    Reviews

    Disney Wonder Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    The "Imagineers" (aka designers) behind Disney Wonder's innovative spaces tell the Disney story...

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    andruppets
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Amazing Cruise!!!
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    IFLYMAUI
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    SPECTACULAR CREW & PRISTINE APPEARANCE
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      La Paz
    • Day 6
      Loreto
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Los Angeles
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    Star Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Activities and cuisine are themed around the ship's itinerary.

    Cons

    Nightlife and evening entertainment can be lacking, especially the main stage shows.

    Bottom Line

    Enrichment, food and drink are strong suits, but you need port days to keep from getting bored.

    Reviews

    Star Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Star Princess is an elegant midsize ship. It's perfect for older couples or groups of friends w...

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    Quilting Queen
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Star Princess Mexico and Hawaii B2B
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    DonnieBenicia
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Great Cruise
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    14 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      La Paz
    • Day 5
      Loreto
    • Day 6
      Topolobampo
    • Day 7
      Mazatlan
    • Day 8
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      San Diego
    • Day 12
      Santa Barbara
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Vancouver
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

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    JanDay
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    In-Depth EXC cruise is unique
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    gomontavista
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    An old ship in need of renovation
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Disney Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Mexican Riviera Route (Disney Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Mazatlan
    • Day 5
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Disney Wonder - Disney Cruise Line

    Pros

    Only ship in the fleet with "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular" and Tiana's Place restaurant