Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa

Guerrero Mexico

Cruises To Zihuatanejo

Close proximity to the Sierra Madres and Pacific Ocean means this city is ideal for hiking and water sports. You can experience luxury in Ixtapa, and the rustic at Zihuatanejo. Kick up your heels at Ixtapa at night or sip margaritas leisurely at Zihua.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Zihuatanejo
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "do you speak English?" in Spanish: "habla usted ingles?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
    Local crafts, jewellery and souvenirs.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for sightseeing, museums, foodies, wine tasting. Taxis, shuttles and buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Zihuatanejo or Zihua, for short, is a Pacific paradise known for its beautiful beaches, friendly people and laid-back vibe.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The longest beach in the area, Playa La Ropa (Clothes Beach), is named for a Spanish ship that once wrecked with its cargo of silks washing ashore.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      A waterfront lined with restaurants, shops and local crafts, take a stroll down Paseo del Pescador (Fisherman’s Path), also called the malecón

Zihuatanejo 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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Sail & Snorkel On Picante

Set sail to one of the premier snorkel sites in Mexico. A local panga boat, will take you to the Picante, a beautiful 75...

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Highlights Of Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

Discover the small, quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo and visit the planned resort community of Ixtapa. ...

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Isla Ixtapa

Join this delightful getaway to Isla Ixtapa and be charmed by its exotic plants and beautiful beaches. Take a swim or lo...

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Xihuacan and Countryside

Visit a tropical plantation where bananas, mangos and pineapples are grown in the Mexican countryside then discover the ...

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Featured Zihuatanejo CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Meet some colourful new friends along the way.

18-Day Panama Canal from New York

Cross this experience off of your bucket list.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Watch for sea lions along Cabo’s famous El Arco.

19-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

Go from LA to NYC via daylight transit through the Panama Canal.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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Admire the views along the California coastline.

20-Day Panama Canal from New York

Journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Panama Canal.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Los Angeles (California); Santa Barbara (California);
DISEMBARK San Francisco (California);
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