for your cruise planning
Cruises operate year-round (see my note on hurricanes on my when to go page). Most ships sail roundtrip out of Los Angeles or San Diego. Cruise lines:
Click blue links below to go directly to a cruise line's website to book or for rates, schedules and other information.
MainstreamCarnival Cruise Line
The Mexican Riviera runs about 1,500 kilometers (1000 miles) along Mexico's west coast from Cabo San Lucas to Acapulco.
Short cruises last 3 to 5 days (Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas in Baja California are the only two Mexican ports visited). Long cruises last 7 to 11 days. Generally, the longer the cruise, the more ports of call.
Something for everyone
Mexican Riviera cruises are popular because they provide travelers with a wide assortment of to do and see on land. There's bound to be something you enjoy:
Aqua-blue seas Cliff diving Cultural events Ethnic restaurants Folkloric dances Historic colonial towns Mariachi bands Colonial-era cathedrals Open-air markets Sleepy villages Swimming with dolphins Tropical beaches Whale watching
Bar hopping Beach lazing Shopping Deep-sea fishing Golfing Horseback riding Kayaking Parasailing Sipping margaritas Snorkeling Tennis Ziplining