Puerto Vallarta

Mexico

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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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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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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Discover Puerto Vallarta

Discover Puerto Vallarta´s charming Downtown and Oldtown districts with the help of your friendly, bilingual guide. ...

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Mexican Fiesta & Lunch

Things start to sizzle with a real Mexican Fiesta at the Hacienda Dona Engracia. Sample the tequila at the tequila facto...

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Featured Puerto Vallarta 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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Go wild in Puerto Vallarta.

7-Day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles

Enjoy unmatched views in our revolutionary Observation Lounges
SHIP Norwegian Bliss
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Mazatlan (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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