Caribbean & Central America Cruises
(Mexican Riviera Cruise)
Discover San Diego with your private guide before your board a Mexican Riviera cruise. Escape winter with a cruise down south to the Mexican Riviera. Departing from San Diego, California, you'll cruise along the Pacific coast, directly into the golden sun of Mexico's dry season. Your ship will make calls to port at the beach-lined resort cities of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, allowing you to experience more of the Riviera than a typical hotel getaway package. Find relaxation and excitement all in one place with this luxurious Mexican cruise. Experience a private shore excursion in Cabo San Lucas. Talk with your consultant for more private shore excursions options.
Available Cruise Departure Dates:
2012: Nov 10, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29
2013: Jan 19, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 23, Mar 30
Meet your driver for a one way airport transfer with private vehicle. Airport to Hotel or vice versa.
The Loews Del Coronado offers breathtaking views, spa escapes and direct access to the Pacific Ocean. Perfect your swing with a few sets of tennis, stroll along the shores of Silver Strand Beach, or escape on a romantic gondola ride. Loews Coronado Bay offers everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. 439 San Diego California hotel rooms, including 37 suites - all with bay, marina, pool or garden views Sea Spa featuring 15 treatment areas for massages, facial and body services; spa manicures and pedicures; steam, sauna, relaxation lounge; and complete fitness center and aerobic studio with group, bayside tennis courts 3 outdoor swimming pools (including an adult section), whirlpools and expansive deck areas
Visit America's Finest City on a 3-hour tour, which includes highlights such as: Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Mission Bay, Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown with Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Coronado, and much more.
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
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.
The MS Zaandam, designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, is a prize in the mid-size ship category. Offering spacious public areas and plush accommodations, many staterooms have private verandahs. The musically themed MS Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship. You'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones used as art objects throughout the ship. At the heart of the MS Zaandam, in a soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands.
Today is your first full day spent at sea. Every day aboard your cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream — do everything, or do nothing at all. Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Café, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.
Today is another day spent at sea, as you cruise onward toward your first port-of-call on the Mexican Riviera, Puerto Vallarta. Evenings on board glitter with choices. Spectacular shows, live music, diverse lounges, movies and casino gaming. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.
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.
Mazatlán is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It is located on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and Indian settlers, and in recent times become a popular tourist destination, with its beaches lined with resort hotels. Mazatlán's Malecón is one of the longest in the world, a promenade that skirts the beaches of Mazatlan for nearly twenty-one kilometers. Along it, one can find cliffs, monuments, gazebos, old buildings, hotels, shops, bars, sculpture, street vendors - just about anything one would expect of a booming beach town.
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.
Meet your private driver at the port, and embark on today's half-day guided city tour of Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas, which rounds out the southernmost tip of Baja California, is affectionately known as Lands End, and it is said that if you head due south from the Arch you won't reach land until the South Pole. The tour starts first with a stop at a glass blowing factory in San Jose. Following a tour of the factory and its processes, you'll transfer to Cabo San Lucas to take a boat a trip that allows for up-close viewings of tropical fish and craggy reefs below, to the last rock of the peninsula for views of the Arch, the sea lion colony and the breathtaking Lovers Beach. After the boat trip and before returning to the ship, there will be free time to explore and shop for local gifts, fine jewelry or silver from the mainland. You'll conclude your tour with a return transfer to the pier.
Today is a final day of cruising, as you continue north back toward San Diego. If you're feeling lucky, why not make your way to the onboard casino? Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the casino offers games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons from the friendly dealers, and tournaments for veteran players. Place your bets!
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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