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December 2019 Cruises to the Mexican Riviera

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  • 2019 Best for Value

    4 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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
    Mexican Riviera Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    7 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Norwegian 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
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

    Cons

    Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

    Bottom Line

    A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Joy Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value3.5

    Norwegian Joy is packed with engaging activities and spaces, and while there's no doubt it has ...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 2019 Best for Service

    7-day
    Mexican Riviera

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    7 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Holland America 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

    Oosterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

    Cons

    Lacks attractions for active cruisers

    Bottom Line

    Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

    Reviews

    Oosterdam Reviews

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

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 5 Night
    Mexico Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    5 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Royal Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Sixteen dining options provide an excellent variety

    Cons

    Lacks popular aft pool found on other Princess ships

    Bottom Line

    Classy, modern ship with a traditional air

    Reviews

    Royal Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 4 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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 Day
    Mexican Riviera Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    7 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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
    Ship Details

    Carnival Panorama - Carnival Cruise Line

    Reviews

    Carnival Panorama Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Slated to launch in late 2019, the 3,934-passenger Carnival Panorama will be the third ship in ...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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
    Mexico Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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

    Sixteen dining options provide an excellent variety

    Cons

    Lacks popular aft pool found on other Princess ships

    Bottom Line

    Classy, modern ship with a traditional air

    Reviews

    Royal Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Editor's Note: During a September 2016 drydock, Royal Princess became the first ship in the...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    5 Nights
    Treasures Of The Sun - 5-night Mexican Riviera Getaway

    Leaving:
    Puerto Vallarta
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    5 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 2
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      San Diego
    • Day 6
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    3 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Ensenada, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    3 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    7-day
    Mexican Riviera Holiday

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Holland America 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

    Oosterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

    Cons

    Lacks attractions for active cruisers

    Bottom Line

    Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

    Reviews

    Oosterdam Reviews

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

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • 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.

  • 3 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Ensenada, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    3 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise 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

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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    10 Night
    Mexico Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Francisco
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    10 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      San Francisco
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      Mazatlan
    • Day 6
      Manzanillo
    • Day 7
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      San Francisco
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    Grand Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Offers affordable mix of sailings from the U.S. West Coast

    Cons

    Older ship shows signs of wear; crowded public spaces

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for older couples and multigenerational groups

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    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value3.0

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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    5 Nights
    Treasures Of The Sun - 5-night Central America Getaway

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Puntarenas
    Visiting:
    San Juan del Sur, Acajutla ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    5 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 2
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 3
      Acajutla
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Puerto Vallarta
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    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

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    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms

    10 Nights
    Treasures Of The Sun

    Leaving:
    Puntarenas
    Visiting:
    San Juan del Sur, Acajutla ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    10 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 2
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 3
      Acajutla
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 7
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 8
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      San Diego
    • Day 11
      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

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    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 11 Night
    Treasures Of The Sea Of Cortez

    Leaving:
    St. Petersburg
    Visiting:
    Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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    11 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Cruise & Maritime Voyages)
    • Day 1
      Mazatlan
    • Day 2
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 3
      La Paz
    • Day 4
      Loreto
    • Day 5
      Santa Rosalia
    • Day 6
      Guayamas
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Topolobampo
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Mazatlan
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    Astoria - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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    0.0/5

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  • 11 Night
    Treasures Of The Sea Of Cortez

    Leaving:
    St. Petersburg
    Visiting:
    Rocky Point, Topolobampo ... see more
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    11 Night December 2019 Mexican Riviera Cruise Route (Cruise & Maritime Voyages)
    • Day 1
      Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Topolobampo
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Mazatlan
    • Day 6
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 7
      La Paz
    • Day 8
      Loreto
    • Day 9
      Santa Rosalia
    • Day 10
      Guayamas
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)
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    Astoria - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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    0.0/5

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