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Why a Mexico Cruise Is the Best Way to Travel to Mexico

With shimmering coastlines, lush jungles, ancient pyramids and vibrant cities, it would take a lifetime to discover all the delights of Mexico. Luckily, there’s one way that’s guaranteed to help you explore many of the highlights, and it’s cost-efficient too! Here’s why the best way to see Mexico is to set sail on a cruise vacation.

aerial view of carnival splendor sailing to a port in mexico

Transport Is a Breeze

It’s not always easy finding cheap and efficient transport while you’re traveling around a country as large as Mexico. On top of that, you tend to waste much of your precious vacation time waiting at airports, taking long bus trips or trying to find a taxi to get you where you need to go.

Instead, imagine simply going to sleep and waking up to find yourself in a new port of call? A cruise to Mexico makes transport a breeze, stopping at popular destinations like Costa Maya, Cozumel and the Yucatán Peninsula. On arrival, you don’t have to worry about organizing a thing when you embark on fun shore excursions to explore all the top sights.

See Multiple Cities in One Trip

In just one cruise, you could see the famous pyramid called Chichén Itzá, shop in the colorful city of Mérida, discover the ancient city of Tulum, laze on Cozumel’s postcard-perfect beaches and so much more. Mexico cruises allow you to maximize your vacation time by seeing as much as possible, without having to rush, experience travel delays or even think about where to go next.

Mexico cruise itineraries offer the renowned destinations you’ve dreamt about, like Cabo San Lucas. Here, you’ll swim in the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, and play on beaches stretching along the Pacific Ocean. Ensenada is a truly memorable port of call, with delicious seafood to try, silver jewelry to buy and adventures within natural wonders.

couple walking along a beautiful beach in mexico

Then, there are the sun-drenched shores of Puerto Vallarta, where you can scuba dive with manta rays and hike through lush jungles. Other ports of call include Manzanillo, La Paz and, of course, the incredible Yucatán Peninsula. A bucket list destination for cruise ship passengers across the globe, this region enchants visitors with Maya ruins and world-famous beaches.

Cruise for a Budget-Friendly Vacation

The best way to travel to Mexico is a cost-efficient way! All the little expenses, not to mention the big ones, can add up quickly while you’re on vacation. This is especially true when you consider prices for accommodation, transport and eating out for every meal in some of the top tourist destinations in the world.

When you’re on a cruise vacation, there’s no need to worry about hotel costs because your stylish room is included. As an extra bonus, you’ll only need to unpack once for the entire trip. Forget having to search for your favorite foods, because dining onboard is also included.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack, you’ll find everything from pizza to ice cream and, of course, Mexican food!

Shore Excursions Show You the Sights

It takes a lot of time to research a destination and choose the best activities, landmarks and towns to explore. On a Mexico cruise, this is all done for you. Shore excursions take you to the famous locations as well as secret spots to escape the crowds. These highly rated excursions ensure you explore in safety, with expert guides that provide an in-depth, local experience.

young woman looking over the mayan ruins in mexico

Excursions to look forward to include water-based fun, such as swimming with dolphins in Cabo San Lucas. Thrill-seekers can leap into extreme adventure in Puerto Vallarta and rappel next to cascading waterfalls. History abounds in Mexico, and you’ll see some of the country’s most spectacular pyramids on a shore excursion to the Mayan City of Uxmal.

When you’re cruising with children, there’s plenty to keep them smiling from ear to ear with snorkeling and adventure parks galore. If you can’t wait to lap up some luxury, you’ll find that too with exclusive excursions like an Elite Champagne Catamaran Sail and Snorkel.

Admire Amazing Views from the Sea

Picture yourself sitting high up on the deck, with a cocktail in hand, music ringing through the air and the colors of sunset blazing across the sky. When it comes to admiring amazing views, cruise vacations are like no other. No matter what time it is or what you’re doing, ocean views accompany you nearly everywhere you go onboard a cruise ship.

You’ll enjoy them while you’re splashing in the pool, choosing your next tropical beverage or dining beneath the stars. Perhaps best of all, on approach to Mexico’s stunning coastlines, you’ll first see them from the unique vantage point of the sea. This gives a whole new meaning to the term, “sweeping views.”

aerial view of carnival splendor sailing into cabo san lucas

With transport, accommodation, food and tours arranged for you on a cruise, it’s hard to imagine an easier way to travel to Mexico. You’ll save money for all those souvenirs you’re sure to find and see a huge variety of places in the one trip. Most importantly though, in between adventures you can truly sit back, relax and enjoy the vacation you deserve.

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.