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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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Ruby Princess
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Ruby Princess

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

1,804 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Norwegian Bliss
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Ruby Princess
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Ruby Princess

10 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Carnival Miracle
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Carnival Miracle

5 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

1,400 Reviews
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Grand Princess

5 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Ruby Princess

5 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Celebrity Millennium

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Celebrity Millennium

8 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Carnival Radiance

3 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Miracle

4 Night
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Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Norwegian Jewel

5 Night
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Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Carnival Panorama

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Koningsdam

9 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Disney Wonder

5 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Disney Wonder

7 Night
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Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Disney Cruise Line
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Wind Surf

8 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Discovery Princess

5 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Star Legend

10 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Seven Seas Mariner

12 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Majestic Princess

7 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

444 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Koningsdam

7 Night
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Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Seven Seas Mariner

9 Night
Cruise to Mexican RivieraDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Carnival Miracle

3 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise 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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