Mexican Riviera Cruises

From mariachis to margaritas, Mexico is where it all began for Princess with our first cruise vacation in 1965. Fifty years later, we continue to visit the best of the region on a wide variety of sailings to the Mexican Riviera roundtrip from Los Angeles or San Francisco, with stops in colorful Puerto Vallarta, the playground to the stars, Cabo San Lucas, colonial Loreto and more.

Mexican Riviera Cruises

Featuring sun washed beaches, rich culture and fun watersports, Mexico cruises offer special attractions and activities for every traveler. With Princess Cruises, passengers will not only enjoy this stunning destination but also the spectacular entertainment on board, from comedy shows, to folklore performances, and more. Whether traveling as a couple or with your family, embark on a life-changing experience and come back new with vivid memories, great friends, and a new perspective on the world we live in. Start planning your Mexico cruise today!

Fun on board with Mariachis

Experience the powerful emotion of Mexican folk rhythms as Mariachis perform traditional songs on board—at the bar, on deck by the pool, in the Piazza—wearing classic embellished costumes and wide-brimmed sombreros. This regional music invites audience participation, so feel free to join in! Ask the band to play "Las Mañanitas" if someone in your group is celebrating a birthday or special occasion. Or for something more romantic, ask for "La Malagueña" or "Serenata Huasteca".

Learn about tequila firsthand

Tequila has long been considered Mexico's national drink and plays an important role in Mexican culture. Its history dates back to the mid-16th century but didn't gain widespread popularity until after the Mexican Revolution. Unravel the many secrets this elixir possesses with Princess Cruises during an onboard expert presentation paired with sample tequila tastings – plus you may even have the chance to win a free bottle!

Let Us Show You Treasures Ashore

Discover this country's festive heart & soul on award-winning shore excursions like Coastal whale-watching in Cabo San Lucas, Folkloric shows and authentic fare in Mazatlán, sportfishing in Manzanillo and a zip line adventure in Puerto Vallarta. And on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.

Shop for local Mexican goods

Awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole Magazine, our duty and tax free boutiques on board feature local traditional goods from Mexico, including hand carved wood figurines and vases, fire opal, and sterling silver jewelry. These are just a few of the many gifts you'll find to create a lasting memory of your Mexican Riviera cruise vacation.

Taste World-renowned Cuisine

An evolving fusion of Mesoamerican and Spanish cooking, traditional Mexican cuisine is intricately tied to the culture and traditions of the region – and therefore has been added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Indulge your taste buds on board with Mexican-themed dishes like fresh Ceviche, Vegetables a la Parrilla, savory chips and salsa, tacos, fajitas, or even traditional mole—a popular holiday dish. Finish the night with a sweet treat like coconut Cocadas or a decadent creation by master chocolatier Norman Love as part of our Chocolate JourneysSM premium onboard experience.

We Bring Mexican Culture On Board

You'll not only learn about Mexico’s rich heritage and bright flavors ashore, but experience it firsthand on board with enrichment offerings like:

  • Live mariachi performances
  • Destination expert presentations
  • Margarita and tequila tastings
  • Freshly prepared classic Mexican cuisine
  • Tax & duty-free handicrafts at our boutiques

What Can The Kids Do?

Princess Cruises’ Youth Centers & Teen Lounges are staffed by fun, experienced counselors that offer discovery programs like creating Mexican arts and crafts while learning about the traditions and customs of the places they’ll visit. Our supervised centers are the perfect place for kids to chill with new-found friends with Mexican fiesta theme nights, video games, music and dance parties, movies, arts & crafts, sports contests, group dinners and much more.


Feel the Festive Spirit

8+ Day Mexico Cruises

8-day cruises or longer roundtrip
from Los Angeles or San Francisco

  • Visits 4 or more festive destinations including Loreto, La Paz or Manzanillo
  • Ideal for experienced cruisers seeking new experiences in the region
  • Be at ease with close to home cruises, yet miles away from the ordinary
  • Create lasting friendships with fellow passengers and enjoy relaxing days of leisure at sea
  • Rich experiences onboard and ashore give you a deeper understanding or Mexico’s vibrant culture

Quick Weekend Getaway

3 to 5-Day Mexico Cruises

3 to 5-day cruises
roundtrip from Los Angeles

  • Visits 1 to 2 sunny coastal cities like Ensenada, Santa Barbara, San Diego or Catalina Island
  • Quick & easy getaway to Baja California
  • Great for first-time cruisers or those with limited vacation time
  • Sample all of the wonderful things you’ve heard about a Princess cruise vacation

Week of Fun in the Sun

7-Day Mexico Cruises

7-day cruises
roundtrip from Los Angeles

  • Visits 3 ports including popular favorites Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas
  • Convenient weekend cruise departures
  • Great vacation value compared to a land resort, plus we bring you direct to the heart of each port
  • Perfect for couples, honeymooners, families or anyone who loves the bright flavors of Mexico
  • Enjoy an array of Princess signature features and enjoy getting to know our friendly crew



La Paz, Mexico

When Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed into this quiet little bay in 1535, he tried to establish a colony called Santa Cruz. He later abandoned it but, luckily, Sebastian Vizcaino arrived in 1596, renamed it La Paz and the colony has flourished ever since.

Loreto, Mexico

This ancient and beautiful destination, cradled by the lush hills of the Sierra de la Giganta and the cobalt waters of the Sea of Cortez, immerses you in history and culture from the moment you step onto its shores. Dating back nearly 12,000 years, Loreto is thought to be the oldest human settlement on the Peninsula of Baja California, and you can explore its fascinating cave paintings and petroglyphs.

Manzanillo, Mexico

Manzanillo's history as a resort on the Mexican Riviera is brief. But the port's history is as old as the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Cortes first espied the harbour in 1522, when he chose the bay as the site for a shipyard. The city's maritime heritage continues to this day: Manzanillo is the largest commercial port on Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Mazatlan, Mexico

Lying just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Mazatlan, a name that means "Place of the Deer," sits on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre, and the Cerro de Neveria - "Ice Box Hill" - divides the area's rocky Pacific beaches from the broad, white-sand beaches beloved by visitors.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton.

San Diego, California

Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America's favorite cities. Located in the southwest corner of California, close to the border of Mexico, San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town.

Santa Barbara, California

"Welcome to Paradise," is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor.