Cruise tips you can trust
Best time to go - and not go
You take 5% to 10% chance of your Mexican Riviera vacation being spoiled by a hurricane with hundred-mile-an-hour winds if you cruise in August or September (see graphic above).
And although you will less likely encounter a hurricane or major tropical storm in the low hurricane season (see graphic), you are still rolling the dice.
I recommend you cruise during the December to mid-May period because:
You greatly increase the odds in your favor of having balmy blue-sky days.
Temperature & humidity
Their levels will likely be pleasant (in contrast, those conditions can be uncomfortably high in the summer).
Port of calls
You won't have to worry about a port of call (say Acapulco) being cancelled because a hurricane forced your ship to alter its itinerary.
Fare & rates
Airline fairs and cruise rates are generally lower compared to those in the July and August peak tourist season - and ports are less tourist-crowded. (Exceptions are the Christmas and Easter holiday periods.)