Caribbean & Central America
(Mexican Riviera Cruise)
Soothing seas, clear skies and warm tropical breezes make the golden Mexican Riviera a haven for sun worshippers. A Mexico cruise makes it that much more simple to experience it all; each port of call has its own unique personality and charm. From lively towns to sleepy fishing villages, you'll experience the best of Mexico's west coast on this luxurious voyage of the Mexican Riviera. The cobbled streets of Puerto Vallarta's Malécon are ideal for a relaxing stroll, while the sandy beaches and the whale-watching opportunities off Cabo San Lucas are bound to delight. Explore Ensenada, beckoning visitors with its ideal Mediterranean climate and friendly atmosphere. Escape the ordinary with a cruise of the Mexican Riviera. Includes Los Angeles accommodation, private tours & transfers.
Cruise Departure Dates:
2014: Feb 1,8,15,22, Apr 12, Nov 15,22,29, Dec 6,13,20,27
2015: Feb 14,21,28, Mar 7,14,28, Apr 11
Take a private airport transfer in Los Angeles with a private vehicle and driver.
Sofitel Los Angeles Hotel (4.5*) is located on the corner of La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard, directly across from the Beverly Center shopping plaza. The hotel shares the boulevard with prestigious Beverly Hills addresses, celebrity-frequented cafés and trend-setting nightclubs. The Sofitel Los Angeles provides 295 guestrooms and 28 suites, all feature state-of-the-art technology - including high-definition TV and WiFi Internet. Their restaurants and bars provide the perfect setting for relaxing and socializing and offer refined French cuisine with the latest in fusion dishes from around the world. LeSpa at Sofitel LA offers face and body treatments inspired by the local environment, Decléor, and Carita.
Spend half of the day in the company of an Expert Guide and vehicle with driver as you are shown the highlights of this great city! Enjoy the different sights of downtown Los Angeles, such as the Dorothy Chandelier Theater where the Oscars are granted and Olvera Street. Continue to Hollywood Hills through the famous Hollywood blvd. where the Chinese Theater is located. Brief stop at the Chinese theater and then continue through the Sunset blvd. passing through the Sunset Plaza and entering Beverly Hills where the passengers will be shown the house of different Hollywood stars. Continue to Rodeo drive where you will be given time for lunch (not included) and shopping.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. You will have the unique opportunity to combine culture and entertainment with private transportation for the entire day, transfers from and to your hotel, a memorable visit to the Getty Museum, lunch at “Bon Apetit” restaurant, and shopping on fashionable Rodeo Drive! Your day includes round trip private transfers to and from your hotel, museum admission (beverages not included), lunch and shopping trip.
Welcome aboard! Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and explore the facilities of your cruiseliner. Tonight's welcome dinner will offer an opportunity to meet some of your fellow cruisemates.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
Sapphire Princess was built in Japan and completed in 2004, fitted with over 700 balconies from which passengers can step out and enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze. Warm, welcoming crewmembers enhance your experience onboard, from your friendly stateroom steward’s attentive service, to white-gloved waiters adorning your plate with freshly-baked pastries during Afternoon Tea, to sommeliers recommending the perfect wine to accompany your dish.
Today is your first full day spent at sea, cruising southbound to the west coast of Mexico. Get pampered from head to toe for an hour of bliss or the entire day, or spend some time limbering up with a personal traininer in a world-class floating gym, all at the Lotus Spa & Fitness centre on board.
Today you will continue sailing toward your first port-of-call, Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy some of your ship's sizzling hot spots, such as the Grand Casino, Movies Under The Stars outdoor theatre, Skywalkers Nightclub and the Explorers Lounge. There's no shortage of excitement on board.
Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican balneario resort city and port situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas, and was once named as La ciudad más amigable del mundo (The Friendliest City in the World). Tourism has become a major economic activity for Puero Vallarta because of the appealing warm climate, scenery, tropical beaches, and rich cultural history.
Cabo San Lucas is a city and seaport at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. Cabo is known for its sandy beaches, world-class scuba diving locations, balnearios, the distinctive sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and abundant marine life, including birthing whales in the winter, and a large marlin sportfishing industry. The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is the city's most notable landmark.
Today is your last full day spent at sea, as you cruise northwest on the return route to Los Angeles, stopping at Ensenada tomorrow. Whether you're in the mood for a cozy space to sip cocktails with someone special, or a swanky place to savor a cigar and spend time with new cruise friends, your cruise ship provides it all, with a multitude of bars and lounges.
Ensenada, or Port of Ensenada, is the third-largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California. It is located 116 km south of Tijuana. Ensenada is locally referred as La Bella Cenicienta del Pacífico (The Cinderella of the Pacific).
After breakfast this morning, you'll bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates and disembark from your ship, as your cruise journey has concluded.
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