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Norwegian Bliss in Cabo

The Mexican Riviera is an idyllic destination for cruisers looking to relax on pristine beaches, explore the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, and take in the rich culture along Mexico's west coast. Named after the famed French Riviera, where travelers have long flocked to its sun-kissed shores, the Mexican Riviera offers cruisers world-class beaches and exciting on-shore opportunities to explore this diverse region.

At Norwegian Cruise Line, we want to take you to the Mexican Riviera. Let's take a closer look at what you can expect while cruising to Mexico in 2025. From charming seaside towns to breathtaking natural landscapes, a cruise along the Mexican Riviera has something for everyone.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California

Cruise from Sunny Los Angeles

There's no better way to start your cruise vacation to Mexico than by exploring the star-studded streets of Los Angeles. This city has plenty to offer as a starting point for your cruise expedition. Kick off your vacation by visiting Venice Beach, where you can people-watch along the boardwalk or bike or roller skate along the bike lane. Try to spot a celebrity out shopping along Rodeo Drive or visit a world-class theme park before boarding your ship. Plan on spending a day or two exploring your starting port of call and all it offers.

Ports of Call Along the Mexican Riviera

A cruise along Mexico's famed west coast will include stops at several ports of call on the way, from Ensenada in the north to Puerto Vallarta in the south and everywhere in between. No matter which port you're visiting, you'll have the opportunity to swim in crystal-clear water, stroll along white-sand beaches while basking in the sunshine, and explore the area with a variety of shore excursions.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Located just south of Los Angeles across the Mexican border, Ensenada is a port that offers the perfect blend of American and Mexican culture. Ensenada is considered part of the Pacific Coast's wine country, so you can participate in a wine-tasting session while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Take a scenic drive to La Bufadora, a blowhole that has fascinated tourists for generations, or try your luck at the Riviera del Pacifico resort and casino, which was established in the 1930s and keeps travelers eager to test their luck and skill at a variety of table games.

Cabo San Lucas

At Cabo San Lucas, you step into the world of the rich and famous, experiencing a port filled with luxury resorts and gated communities. Opportunities for water sports abound in Cabo, including the chance to parasail, kayak, and snorkel. Be sure to snap a photo at the famous arch rock formation located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California, where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. Animal lovers can enjoy a swim with dolphins or hop aboard a whale-watching tour. Adventure awaits around every corner in Cabo San Lucas.


Mazatlán is all about breathtaking scenery, rugged terrain, and a rich cultural history that's evident in everything from the architecture to the cuisine. Visit Old Mazatlán, a 19th-century cathedral with a gilded ceiling, or take a peek inside Teatro Angela Peralta, originally built in 1874 and completely restored to its classic design. You can't miss a hike up to El Faro, a 19th-century lighthouse perched high atop a mountain that offers exceptional views to any adventurers up for the challenge. For a guided experience, book the Best of Mazatlán excursion to ensure you don't miss a thing.

5-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise: Cabo & Ensenada on Norwegian Bliss
7-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise: Cabo & Puerto Vallarta on Norwegian Joy
7-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise: Cabo & Puerto Vallarta on Norwegian Encore

Puerto Vallarta

The southernmost port on a Mexican Riviera cruise is Puerto Vallarta, with 26 miles of sandy beaches bordering Banderas Bay to spread out and bask in the sunshine. Stroll along El Malecón, a scenic route that covers 21 city blocks along the water and passes by the iconic Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. You'll also pass by Los Arcos Amphitheater, an open-air stage that hosts free performances by local musicians and dance troupes. Another must-see is the Hacienda Doña Engracia, where you can learn about tequila production and sample some of the best tequila in Mexico.

Why Choose Norwegian

Norwegian's cruises to the Mexican Riviera feature a host of onboard entertainment and dining options that make your cruise down the Pacific a relaxing, trouble-free getaway. While aboard one of our luxurious ships, you can relish the freedom that Norwegian has to offer by enjoying things on your own schedule every day. Relax and recharge in our spacious accommodations, and take advantage of all of the opportunities you'll have to feel the warm ocean breezes as you cruise.

Cruising to Mexico in 2025 is an experience that should be on everyone's to-do list. With cruises out of Los Angeles in March and April and then again in October through December, we give you the chance to experience the best warmth and sunshine during times when it might be missing from your life in the more northern latitudes. With cruises lasting either five or seven days, you're free to pick an itinerary that works best with your schedule and budget. Don't let the lush landscapes and warm, tropical waters escape you. Book your cruise to the Mexican Riviera today.

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