Cruising to Mexico - Cruise Ships
Princess Cruises practically invented the Mexican Riviera and is credited with jump-starting the modern cruise industry by starring in the hugely popular TV series the Love Boat. Now about 8 different cruide lines offer cruises to the Mexican Riveria. While we have only used Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess, others include: Celebrity, Crystal, Holland, Norwegian, Disney and Alamara. Royal Caribbean is not currently going to the Mexican Riveria.
The most popular cruise is the 7 day Mexican Riveria Cruise with stops at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan,and Puerto Vallarta (3 sea days). Other crusies are 3-5 days going to Ensenada and Catilina or straight to Cabo san lucas and back. a few years back Mazatlan was have security problems with the drug cartels so ships were diverted to Ensenada for a couple of years.
All cruise ships have the same basic design. The upper decks will have the balconey rooms/suites, pools, spa, and the lido deck (food court). Mid decks usually host the staterooms, shopping, and dining areas. The lower decks will contain the jail, medical facility, ship exit/entry, and crew quarters. All will have the theatre at one end and an atrium with a panoramic lift in the center of the ship. It usually takes a couple of days to get your bearings.
the images in this section are pictures of the cruise ships inside and out. The scenic page contains images taken on the cruise ship at the ports or at sea.
- Princess Mexican Riveria Cruises
- Carnival Mexican Cruises
- Disney Mexican Cruises
- Celebrity Mexican Riveria Cruises
- Azamara Mexican Cruises
- Norwegian Mexican Cruises
- Crystal Mexican Cruises
- Marella Cruises