Cruises to Mexico

Deciding the most desirable months for a Mexican cruise depends on what you are looking for. This large country allows visitors some climatic change. 

Several important ports in Mexico take cruise liners. The most famous are Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Manzanillo.

Many Mexican cruises leave from either Los Angeles or San Diego and many stop at Catalina Island.

Cruisers can pick from a mixture of shore excursions such as Mexican cuisine and wine tasting tours or sailing. Many cruises have opportunities to explore the Mexican ground on horseback or an ATV or buggy for those who are more adventurous.

Water sports enthusiasts can find opportunities to go snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, or swimming. For those resembling to relax, cruisers can sunbathe on world-class shores or shop in local boutiques.

The Mexican Riviera is one of the most famous destinations for cruises to Mexico. It covers destinations such as Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

The Riviera grants tourists plentiful shopping and dining experiences, as well as tours to the jungle. On the east coast, the seaside stop of Cozumel provides a variety of tourist attractions. This includes impressive food outlets and live entertainment.

If you’ve thought about traveling to Mexico, take some time to read the list of best cruises that will make your adventure worthwhile.

Disney Wonder

The 2,713-passenger Disney Wonder was first launched in 1999. It then underwent modernization in fall 2016.

It offers new family-oriented facilities and entertainment. This includes meet and greets with Disney characters and Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.

The ship gives plenty of onboard ventures, with ten designated family areas, six youth clubs, and seven adults-only spaces. While younger cruisers play at age-appropriate clubs, grown-ups can unwind at the adults-only Quiet Cove Pool. Infants and toddlers in swim diapers can enjoy kid-friendly splash zones.

When it comes to dining, Disney Wonder offers six choices, which include a specialty restaurant for adults. At night, adults can relax and experience After Hours, a section of the ship highlighting three nightclubs and lounges.

Like the majority of the ship, staterooms are furnished with families in mind. Interior staterooms can provide up to four passengers, while larger Suites can sleep up to seven. All cabins come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, seating areas, and classic Disney designs. Recent cruisers may note the expensive cost of a trip on the Disney Wonder, but most felt the service quality was top-notch. 

Disney Wonder departs from various ports, including Galveston, Texas, and San Diego, California. It travels to destinations in Canada, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and more.

Grand Princess

First introduced in 1998, this 2,600-passenger Grand Princess experienced a remodeling in March 2019. This resulted in an added top-deck dining venue like Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill, and Coffee & Cones.

The Princess Theater was also revived to provide a more immersive audio experience.

Other onboard comforts incorporate the adults-only Sanctuary, duty-free boutiques, and enriching programs through the Discovery of SEA program.

The ship houses various dining venues. This includes three main dining rooms, four specialty venues, and a variety of casual eateries. Come nightfall, travelers can enjoy cocktails at their pick of lounges.

The recently redecorated accommodations are equipped with amenities like flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Though only 76 percent of exterior cabins have private balconies, they are spacious and convenient. Plus, earlier cruisers describe the onboard service as mindful and friendly. Thanks to their 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio.

Moreover, each guest aboard the Grand Princess will accept an Ocean Medallion wearable to unlock their stateroom. Passengers can also use the Ocean Medallion to pay onboard fees, search friends and family, etc.

Grand Princess leaves from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more for sailings in Alaska, Hawaii, Asia, the California coast, and Mexico

Carnival Inspiration

The 2,054-passenger Carnival Inspiration was last renovated in November 2018. They feature several “Fun Ship 2.0” innovations like the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar and Guy’s Burger Joint.

The ship invites different travelers. At day, younger passengers can partake in age-appropriate kids clubs. Meanwhile, the parents can relax and sample cocktails at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. 

Carnival Inspiration also has various onboard entertainment like the Punchliner Comedy Club. Moreover, the vessel houses six bars and lounges, a mini-golf area, a video game arcade, and WaterWorks water park.

When it’s time to dine, guests can pick between two main dining rooms, a coffee bar and the Lido buffet, which offers everything from pizza to salad.

Carnival Inspiration offers fewer cabin classes than newer Carnival ships. But cruisers can still prefer from Interior, Ocean View, and Suite category accommodations.

All cabins come equipped with flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service.

Carnival Inspiration leaves from Los Angeles for sailings in Mexico

Norwegian Joy

Launched in 2017, the 3,804-passenger and 1,821-crew-member Norwegian Joy was renovated and sailed to Alaska in 2019.

Accommodation options add Inside, Oceanview, and Balcony staterooms. There’s also the Suites, Concierge rooms, and The Haven cabins. Concierge rooms come with concierge service, while The Haven cabins have 24-hour butler service and private sundecks. 

There are five comprehensive dining selections and eight specialty venues onboard, the latter of which offers Japanese, French, and Italian cuisines.

And listed below are complementary restaurants:

  • The Local, a 24-hour pub
  • The Garden Café, a casual spot with floor-to-ceiling skylights that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cruisers will get lots of things to do onboard, from shopping at duty-free stores and luxury boutiques to attending stand-up comedians and Broadway musicals. The vessel also offers a spa, laser tag, a racetrack, a casino, mini-golf, a fitness center, two aqua playgrounds, and more. 

Norwegian Joy cruises from Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Vancouver to ports across Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal.


Launched in 2008 and modernized in late 2015, Eurodam takes up to 2,104 passengers and 876 crew members.

The ship’s 11 decks incorporate five cabin categories:

  1. Interior staterooms
  2. Ocean View
  3. Verandah staterooms
  4. Signature Suites
  5. Neptune Suites.

All cabins come outfitted with plush Euro-top beds and flat-screen TVs. Suites received updates to the fittings, carpeting, bathrooms, and a USB outlet on the bed’s headboard and a Bose Bluetooth speaker. 

Recent cruisers of Eurodam were charmed with the versatile selection of nine dining venues. Most prominently, the ship offers Tamarind, which serves exotic fare from Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. 

Daytime actions range from the new America’s Test Kitchen to the BBC Earth Experiences. More productive chases include two swimming pools and sports courts.

In the evenings, passengers can sample cocktails at one of the bars or lounges or take in a show at the Lincoln Center Stage or B.B. King’s Blues Club.

Eurodam leaves from Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Seattle, and Vancouver for sailings in the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, and Tahiti, Mexico, and more. 

The least costly times for a Mexico cruise are between May and June or September and December. During these months, the climate is colder, and the visitors are few.

This means that you can enjoy the most famous attractions and beaches in Mexico.

The most expensive period for travelers to experience Mexico is between December and April and March to April.

Tourists’ intent to experience Mexico’s delights has plenty of options to choose from, but Carnival is one of the most popular operators.