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Mexican Riviera Cruises

Puerto Vallarta (Photo:Diego Grandi/Shutterstock)

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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Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess

7 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

900 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss (Photo: Cruise Critic)

5 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los AngelesDetails

1,252 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Koningsdam
Koningsdam docked alonside in San Diego. (Photo: Holland America Line)

5 Night
Mexican RivieraDetails

785 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Dec 17, 2022
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Navigator of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas

4 Night
Catalina & Ensenada CruiseDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
7 Nt Cabo, Vallarta & Mazatlan HolidayDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Mexican Riviera - San DiegoDetails

2,295 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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3 Night
Ensenada CruiseDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Mexican Riviera CruiseDetails

976 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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12 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 27, 2022
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10 Night
Mexico CruiseDetails

365 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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7 Night
Mexican Riviera - Los AngelesDetails

327 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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5 Night
Cabo Overnight CruiseDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 18, 2022
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7 Night
Cabo, Vallarta & Mazatlan CruiseDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Cabo, Vallarta & Mazatlan CruiseDetails

2,247 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Mexican RivieraDetails

785 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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What is the best time to cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Mexican Riviera cruises -- encompassing ports like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan -- are offered year-round, with the most crowded time being the winter months. However, summer in this part of Mexico can be uncomfortably hot and humid, so spring and fall are particularly nice options.

Which cruise lines go to the Mexican Riviera?

Nearly all of the major cruise lines, including Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess and Disney, feature regular Mexican Riviera itineraries. Luxury lines like Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas include Mexican Riviera ports on Panama Canal and Central America itineraries.

What are some things to do in the Mexican Riviera?

The beaches and bars get top billing on Mexican Riviera cruises and there are plenty to choose from throughout. Water sports (including surfing), shopping and dining are also hugely popular.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Americans with Mexican Riviera cruises beginning and ending in the same U.S. port (Los Angeles, for example) do not need a passport. If your cruise starts or ends in a Mexican port, you'll definitely need a passport; having one is highly recommended for everyone in case travel plans change.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

Lightweight, comfortable shorts, t-shirts and sundresses as well as swimsuits and sunscreen are musts.

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