Puerto Vallarta

Mexico

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Cruises To Puerto Vallarta

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    API De Puerto Vallarta
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "good evening" in Spanish: "buenas noches."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
    Accessories, jewellery, native crafts and clothing. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Famous For
      Look for a row of Romanesque arches along the waterfront across from the main plaza. Known as Los Arcos, the arches are a symbol of the city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The 1963 John Huston film The Night of the Iguana was shot in Puerto Vallarta and helped put the small fishing village on the map.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Take time to stroll the mile-long Malecón, a 12-block esplanade featuring an array of contemporary sculptures.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a fixture along the Puerto Vallarta skyline. Completed in the early 1950s, the church tower features a golden crown.

Puerto Vallarta TOP EXCURSIONS

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We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Las Caletas Hideaway

It’s an exclusive tropical beach hideaway where you can enjoy an extraordinary day of sun, fun, and adventure. As you cr...

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Town, Country & Tequila

This excursion combines the charm of both the old and new Mexico. Drive through the Marina Vallarta area and stop at the...

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Hiking, Villa & BBQ Sunset Fiesta

Board your motor coach and leave the city behind as you head to the Sierra Madre Mountains where your hiking tour awaits...

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Puerto Vallarta City Sights

You'll see the best of Puerto Vallarta including its Old Town, a visit to City Hall and the Cathedral of the Lady of Gua...

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Playa de los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

7-Day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles

Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss is one of our newest ships. | Zoom past hairpin turns on race track, only available on Norwegian.
SHIP Norwegian Bliss
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Mazatlán (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

16-Day Panama Canal from Panama City to Seattle: Cabo & Puerto Vallarta

Dance the night away in Bliss Ultra Lounge aboard Norwegian Sun.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Panama City (Colón) (Panama);
Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua); Acajutla (El Salvador); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Huatulco (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington);
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Visit colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Guatemala.

15-Day Panama Canal from Miami

Experience the largest race track at sea on Norwegian Encore. | Take a gondola ride through a rainforest canopy in Puntarenas.
SHIP Norwegian Encore
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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