Mexico cruises

From breathtakingly beautiful beaches to the charming towns that line their coasts, cruising to Mexico is a dreamy vacation. These destinations will while being so close to home offer so many unique ports of call each featuring diverse and unforgettable experiences. From ancient ruins to coastal skylines and tropical forests to exceptional cuisine, Mexico has it all. With each cruise partner offering a range of different on-shore excursions, you'll get to choose from zip lining, swimming with dolphins, diving and more that you'll never run out of fun. Whether you're looking to stroll along sleepy towns or have an action-packed itinerary, each of these fun destinations is bound to sweep you off your feet. Explore the beaches and coral reefs of Costa Maya or set sail to the luxurious island of Cabo San Lucas. Stroll down the romantic streets of Puerto Vallarta and go whale watching in Ensenada. And with each picture-perfect destination comes picture-perfect food. With such a variety of fresh fish to traditional Mexican cuisine, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Featured ports

The Malecón boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on a flight and cruise vacation package

Puerto Vallarta

A romantic city lined with cobblestone streets, a multitude of scenic beaches and a wide-variety of local cuisine are what make Puerto Vallarta such an iconic destination. With the perfect combination of luxury beach resort vibes and eco-adventures there's something for every type of cruise traveler. Lined along Banderas Bay you can seek out any adventure from local shopping along The Malecon Boardwalk to snorkeling in some of the beautiful beaches. Check out some famous landmarks like the Church of Our Lady Guadalupe and Los Arcos for a quick dive into history and the perfect photo opportunities.

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas on a Mexico cruise vacation package

Cabo San Lucas

Known as the jewel of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo is famous for its divine coral reefs and nightlife that hosts the largest party destination in the world. While it's known to attract Hollywood celebrities and nature-lovers alike, Cabo San Lucas has a little bit of everything. Spend the day relaxing on Lover's Beach with a margarita in your hand or go and explore the coral reefs of the Sea of Cortez. Catch the sunset at The Arc of Cabo San Lucas before hitting a night out on the town or take it easy with a day trip to Todos Santos known for its slow-paced vibe and relaxed cafes. However you decide to spend your day, you'll be sure to find Cabo a beautiful destination.

Visit majestic landscapes in Ensenada, Mexico during your cruise vacation package


Are you a wine connoisseur? If so, you'll fall in love with Ensenada as it's home to the largest production of wine in Mexico. Even if wine isn't your style, this destination is a foodie favorite. From fresh oysters to fresh-caught fish tacos, almost all the cuisine is fresh, local and delicious. In Ensenada, you'll get to hike the waterfall of El Salton canyon, kayak to Punta Banda and of course, stroll along miles of beautiful coastline beaches. If you're feeling lucky, take your chances at the Riviera del Pacifico, a casino built in the 1930's. You'll also find whale watching to be a common activity and can even explore La Bufadora blowhole, considered to be the second largest geyser in the world! What's not to love about this city?

Destination highlights

Traditional Dia De Los Muertos figurines on a Mexico cruise vacation package

Tradition and culture

For a region that radiates charm and energy, you'll most likely love everything about your cruise to Mexico. But what makes Mexico so special? Like most countries, history helps to build the foundation for what they represent today and on your cruise you'll get to experience all of this first hand. Once part of the Spanish empire, Colonial Mexico holds ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum and Chichen Itza as well as the Monte Alban pyramids dating to thousands of years ago. Some notable traditions that originated from Mexico that we still celebrate today include El Dia De Los Muertos (following Halloween), Cinco de Mayo, Piñatas and our all time favorite - Siestas, or nap time. You'll also get to dive into the local life of each destination while strolling in the vibrant neighborhoods and admiring colonial architecture, each with a story of its own. If you love art, history and culture and are able to take a day trip to Playa del Carmen, make sure to check out the Frida Kahlo Museum and learn about one of the country's most famous artists.
Authentic Mexican food on a flight and cruise vacation package

Food and cuisine

While Mexico is renowned for its beautiful beaches and vibrant towns, its flavor-packed dishes are also exceptional. While conch is sought after in the Bahamas, Jerk the traditional Caribbean spice, in Mexico, you'll find typical dishes to be heaving with citrus and cochinita pibil (shredded pork). When exploring each destination, try out the local food stands and restaurants to really dive into the unique flavors and treats that this country has to offer. With meaty tacos and spiced salsas each dish boasts its own personality. Some of the traditional Mexican foods you'll likely find include tamales, a corn-based dough filled with meats, cheese and vegetables and moble poblano, a delicacy made of chocolate and chili pepper poured over chicken. And if you're 21+ make sure to check out some tequila distilleries and take a tasting tour as well!

Mexico FAQ

Do you need a passport for a cruise to Mexico?

If you are going on a cruise to Mexico, you will need a U.S. passport or an original birth certificate to travel. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can take a “close-looped” (one that starts and ends in the same U.S. port) but will need to provide another form of identification like a birth certificate or a government-issued photo ID.