Taking a Mexico Cruise for Your Honeymoon
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
A Mexico cruise is a popular choice for honeymooners departing from both eastern and western ports. With the rich cultural atmosphere offered in Mexico, along with its hospitality and temperate climate, it is little wonder so many choose this country as the destination for their honeymoon cruise.
Arriving in Mexico On A Cruise
Since Mexico is conveniently located and has such a pleasant climate, cruises to the country are offered throughout the year. Trips to the mainland, however, can be a bit uncomfortable during the summer months. In addition, ports of call located on the Caribbean coast can be adversely affected by hurricanes. Nonetheless, Mexico cruises are becoming increasingly popular, particularly during spring breaks because shorter cruises area possible. Therefore, March and April can be a bit crowded on a Mexican cruise.
Most Mexico cruises last anywhere from three to eight days. In addition, many Western Caribbean cruises include Mexico’s island of Cozumel as a port of call. A Mexico cruise lasting three days generally departs from the western United States and stops in Baja. A longer Mexico cruise, however, will include several ports of call in the mainland and along the Mexican Riviera. Longer voyages of up to three weeks may visit the Panama Canal as well as both Mexican coasts.
Things to Do and See on a Mexico Cruise
The two coasts of Mexico are vastly different and offer a unique experience. Some places to see while on a Mexico cruise include:
• Costa Maya – Costa Maya is located near the Belize border on the Mexican mainland. Mayan ruins, cultural shows, and eco-tours are among its highlights.
• Cozumel – Cozumel is the most popular of all of Mexico’s ports. The small island offers numerous shore excursions, including voyages to the mainland. The island does not, however, offer much in the way of native culture aside from the dining and shopping district.
• Progreso/Meridia – This port is located two hours north of Chichen Itza, which is the location of the most famous of the Mayan ruins. Other options while here include jeep treks, historical tours, and a visit to the Celestun Estuary Nature Reserve.
• Cabo San Lucas – Cabo San Lucas is found on the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip. It has a reputation for being a rowdy town, complete with numerous bars and excursions such as whale watching, fishing, golfing, and more.
• Playa del Carmen – Playa del Carmen is located near to Cozumel and offers may of the same shore excursions.
• Acapulco – Acapulco is one of the Mexican Riviera’s most popular ports of call. Gorgeous beaches, cultural attractions, fantastic ruins, and great shopping options can all be found here.
• Mazatlan – Mazatlan, which is located opposite Cabo San Lucas across the Sea of Cortez, has cultural and historical tours, beaches, and golf excursions.
• Puerto Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta is a well-known destination that once was the retreat of celebrities. Today, it offers beaches, golf, museums, shopping, and other attractions to all travelers.
A Mexico cruise offers numerous ports of call and can be easily reached from both the eastern and the western United States. Becoming enveloped in the fun atmosphere of Mexico’s culture and people can make Mexico the ideal choice for a honeymoon cruise.
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Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas
Honeymoon Cruise TipsYou need to decide on the best time to take your honeymoon cruise (if possible). The best times are when there will be fewer families traveling, such as traveling during non-vacation times during the school year.