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

Featured Zihuatanejo CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Admire the views along the California coastline.

20-Day Panama Canal from New York

Coast to Coast via the Panama Canal. | Panama Canal: 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards - Cruise Critic.
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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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Make it a beach day in Bonaire.

21-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco

Enjoy up to 16 dining options on Norwegian Gem.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Francisco (California);
Santa Barbara (California); 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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