(Closed) Mexican Rivera Cruise? Anyone going or has gone?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went on a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise last year for vacation.  Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Post # 5
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went a few years ago as well.  Ask away!

Post # 7
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It was nice enough, for sure.  I went with my ex, so it’s hard to remember the good stuff, but hold on:

Our favorite on-ship activities were one of the comedy nights, the Newlywed game, and an art auction.  We had a room with an extended balcony, and it was beautiful.  We slept with the door open at night to listen to the water.  We found the annoucements every morning from the activities director mildly annoying, but they didn’t start too early, and it’s just part of taking a cruise.

There was a nice restaurant which you can pay the cover charge and get into.  We did that, and it was so not worth it, for us.  I mean, it was beautiful, but the food was just okay, and we ended up going back to the buffet after anyway.

We also did not enjoy the dinners where you sit with other couples.

We did one shore excursion in each port:

In Puerto Vallarta, we did this Pirate Boat thing, if it’s still there, I highly recommend it.  It was a blast, and the food they served was the best thing I ate the whole trip.

In Mazatlan, we went to a beach and went horseback riding, this was pretty cool as well.

In cabo San Lucas, we signed up for snorkeling, and I don’t know how that was.  He went, but I was too sunburned to go, so I stayed back in the room.

By the way, I tip I heard somewhere while we were there: they tell you don’t drink the water, but remember not to eat the ice!  UNLESS, the ice cubes have holes going down the center, that has something to do with their purification process, and those are okay.

But, one thing to keep in mind: for a honeymoon, there’s not a lot of places to be alone.  In your room sure, but everywhere else on the boat is likely to be decently crowded, and while you don’t have to stay with the groups for shore excursions, I was too afraid of getting lost and missing the boat not to.

Lemme know if you have other questions!

Post # 8
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Tswife4ever:  On a cruise, the biggest variable is the ship.  You need to go on the right cruiseline to enjoy yourself.  Get on a Disney Cruise, for instance, and three quarters of the available entertainment revolves around Mickey Mouse.  On a Holland America cruise, you’ll have your choice between a comedian that makes jokes about breaking his hip and a “remember the 50’s” dance.  I’m serious.

Also, you’ll have a very different experience on a new modern ship vs. an older ship in need of a refurbishing. 

In terms of the destinations, most ports are either alcohol/party/shopping focused (like Cozumel or Cancun) or are more focused on Mayan ruins and beaches.  Usually there’s a stop in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, or Belize which are all nice places.  Really, for the money, a cruise of the Carribean can’t be beat if you get on the right ship.  Where else can you get a room, food, entertainment, and transportation for 7 days for two people for $500-$600? 



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