Why has Mexico become one of the most popular of all cruise destinations? Climate, culture, history, shopping, and spectacular beaches are just some of the reasons. If you want a cruise which offers all of those things and more, and is a terrific value to boot, take a Mexico cruise.
Some people hesitate at the thought of a Mexico cruise simply because they are not fluent in Spanish. But that should be the least of their concerns, because many Mexicans speak English very well and can assist you in finding whatever you need. You can also use a Mexican cruise as an opportunity to improve you own Spanish.
The Riviera Or The Yucatan?
Mexico cruises, which are among the least expensive available, usually last between three and fourteen days and fall into one of two categories. Mexico cruises to the Mexican Riviera leave from Los Angeles or San Diego and sail along Mexico’s Pacific coast between Baja California and Acapulco.
Shore excursions for Mexico cruises to the Mexican Riviera will include deep sea fishing, parasailing, horseback riding, sunbathing, and of course, the legendary Acapulco nightlife. Some of the Riviera ports-of -call are Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Mazatlan.
If you would prefer Mexico cruises which depart from the eastern half of the US, the Mexico cruises to the Yucatan sail from Florida or the Texas ports of Galveston or Houston. The Yucatan region of Mexico is more humid than its Pacific coast, and its warm clear waters are perfect for snorkelers, swimmers, and scuba diver. Beach lovers can bask in the sun and sand of Cozumel of Cancun, while history buffs immerse themselves in the ruins of the ancient Mayan civilizations at Tulum, Uxmal, or Chichen Itza.
Cozumel is also a favorite shopping destination for Mexico cruises, with its open air mall of duty free shops right next to the main cruise ship port. Beautiful hand crafted jewelry, blankets, and clothing are available at very reasonable prices. And next to the Cozumel shopping district is a restaurant, bar, and gift shop, Carlos and Charlie’s, one of the major party stops for Cozumel visitors. It’s a great place to pick up some gag souvenirs for your friends back home.
Carnival cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and celebrity cruises offer 4,5 and 6 day cruises from Port miami usually visiting Key West and Cozumel.If your unsure of which cruise line will suit you best checkout www.cruisesfromsouthampton.uk who provide details of sampler cruises.