Mexico is where it all began for Princess Cruises in 1965, and more than 50 years later, Princess continues to visit the best of the region. Relax on a sunny beach, settle into a cantina for fish tacos and margaritas, take a refreshing swim near the romantic arch of Cabo San Lucas, or uncover the secluded beaches, quaint cobblestone streets, and verdant rainforests of Puerto Vallarta. No matter what you choose, each day you spend along the festive Mexican Riviera is a celebration!
AAA VACATIONS® AMENITIES
- Preferred check-in on day of boarding
- $50 onboard credit per stateroom
- Exclusive Wine Tasting experience hosted by Princess Sommelier
- Cruise accommodations
- All onboard meals
- Shipboard entertainment
Los Angeles, California
In Los Angeles, reinvention is a way of life, and this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country – and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito, travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, and shop in Beverly Hills along the way?
Today you’re free to explore your ship. Get moving in a high energy Zumba class, join in Afternoon Trivia, take a chance in the casino, or gather for a game of Bingo. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner, and then take your sweetheart for a spin at one of the ship’s pulsating night clubs. You’ll find you have access to more activities onboard than you can fit into your day. Plus, you can help crown The Voice of the Ocean! This new spin on the #1 TV show in the world features live performances as guests compete throughout the cruise. Check it out, and cast your vote!
Download the Princess mobile tool for the latest schedule of daily activities and events, from entertainment and dining to shopping and port information while you’re onboard. You can also check out the onboard daily newsletter, The Princess Patter, to keep up-to-date on the latest happenings during your cruise.
As your ship continues on toward Puerto Vallarta, you’ll have another day at sea to enjoy all the Ruby Princess has to offer. Learn how to prepare the gourmet specialties served on board, or indulge in a special wine tasting with selections from regional vineyards and varietals from around the globe. Take a dip in the sparkling freshwater pools, or participate in the hilarious pool competitions. If you’re up for some exercise, take a walk around the deck or join in a selection of sports activities like basketball, ping pong, miniature golf, and shuffleboard. Add a new twist or two to your dance moves with a wide variety of fun classes like country line dancing, ballroom, salsa, and more. You can also peruse the ship’s extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta was once a sleepy little village but has transformed into an international resort. When director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film “Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton, the town’s fame exploded, and Puerto Vallarta became a top destination for vacationers. Today, the city has its own “Gringo Gulch,” a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, miles of palm-lined beaches, and excellent shopping, where you’ll find great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts.
Lying just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Mazatlan means “Place of the Deer” and sits on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre. The Cerro de Neveria (“Ice Box Hill”) divides the area’s rocky Pacific beaches from the broad, white-sand beaches beloved by visitors. The climate, beaches, and world-class sportfishing have turned this commercial fishing port into one of the world’s top resort destinations. While visitors flock to the markets, bathe in the sun, or marvel at the airborne ballet of the famed Papantla dancers, Mazatlan remains one of Mexico’s major Pacific ports and exports over 40 million pounds of shrimp every year.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Once part of the Mexican mainland, Cabo San Lucas was separated when an earthquake along the San Andreas Fault created the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Cabo is situated at the very tip of the peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the translucent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches, or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.
Today you‘re free to do as you wish – but if you need a suggestion, why not shop your ship? Princess ships have been awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. You’ll find fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. When you’re done, stop by the Princess Cruises Book Club for an opportunity to interact with fellow guests who share your passion for reading, or visit the onboard library for a wide selection that includes classics and today’s bestsellers. With a good book, a lounge chair in the sun, and a cold drink, your day at sea will sail by.
Los Angeles, California
Depart your ship after breakfast and head to the airport for your flight home.
* All pricing is per person, double occupancy, and subject to availability. Taxes, fees, port expenses, air, and transfers are additional. Preferred check-in does not grant priority boarding. AAA Vacations® wine tasting for first and second passengers in stateroom only. Age restrictions apply. Ship’s registry: Bermuda