A cruise to Mexico is the best getaway ever! A rich Latin culture, dazzling architecture, spicy cuisine and spectacular beaches await the Royal Caribbean cruise passenger who sets sail for Mexico!
Cruisetours will allow visitors to get to know the Mexican cities of their choice before or after their cruise. There are countless onshore activities from strolls on the beaches to shopping sprees and visits to museums and ancient ruins. Mexico has it all!
Royal Caribbean International’s fleet to Mexico includes the Radiance of the Seas and the Mariner of the Seas. Both of these luxury cruise ships offer all the best in onboard activities and entertainment to keep all passengers busy on their way to the Mexican Riviera. From over 8 lounges and cafes, to a spectacular Day spa and Fitness center, Royal Caribbean ships have more than enough to keep everyone busy… and happy, too.
Ports of Departure for Mexican cruises include Los Angeles and San Diego. Passengers can also choose to take tours in Acapulco, Ensenada, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas or other Mexican cities. These cruises to Mexico can last from 4 to 12 nights.
One of Mexico’s most important vacation spots is definitely Acapulco. With its more than perfect beaches where people gather to watch the sunset, it has been the favorite getaway of many famous people for centuries. Even before the 1920’s, when Hollywood stars began to hide out at the Hotel Flamingo, Acapulco was already well-known for the white-sand and wonderful surfing beaches.
When visiting Acapulco, passengers should make time to visit La Quebrada. This is where intrepid divers leap from a 130-foot high cliff and dive into the waters below. A truly breathtaking experience, it can also be seen from the roof of the Plaza Las Glorias Hotel. Another stop to make is the Las Brisas neighborhood, home to the rich and famous.
Acapulco has endless beaches and each one has a wide variety of activities for visitors. They can choose from parasailing to surfing to jet-skiing or simply sunbathing on the white sands while sipping on a Margarita drink. Still others can glide over the beach on air-glides for the more adventurous.
Passengers visiting Ensenada will find a warm Mexican welcome. The enticing mix of mountains, desert and ocean make Ensenada a very special town. Home to some of Mexico’s finest wines, visitors can take an informative tour and watch the whole traditional process. Later, they can enjoy a glass of this excellent wine while dining to the music of lively Mexican mariachi bands.
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s newest hotspots. Now lined with very impressive beach front resorts, the city has a vibrant nightlife as well as spectacular scenery. Visitors shouldn’t miss the Dolphin Adventure Center, where people can get up close and personal with different dolphin species all year round. Puerto Vallarta is also the best place for souvenir shopping in Mexico since, as its name states, it is a port. Passengers should take advantage of buying leather goods and ceramics as well as traditional embroidered clothes.
The “millionaire’s sandbox” is Cabo San Lucas’ nickname as visitors can clearly see when they first look at the city’s marvelous beaches. This small and unspoiled town is a seaside paradise for the perfect romantic getaway. Whether to go whale watching or simply enjoy bathing in the Pacific, Cabo San Lucas is a remarkable spot in the Baja Peninsula that Royal Caribbean passengers shouldn’t miss. For adventure lovers, the famous Lovers Beach provides snorkeling and hiking up steep rocky cliffs to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.