5* Mexican Riviera

Cruise to the gorgeous Mexican Riviera on this 10-night cruise on the 5 star Grand Princess. Departing from San Francisco with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge you sail south to visit the gorgeous resorts of Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s fabulous Pacific Coast.

Includes 1 night in a 4* San Francisco hotel.

DESTINATION Mexican Riviera
FROM Dublin / San Francisco
DATE 13 October 2018
DURATION 11 Nights
PRICE From €2,049 pp

Cruise to the gorgeous Mexican Riviera on this 10-night cruise on the 5 star Grand Princess. Departing from San Francisco with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge you sail south to visit the gorgeous resorts of Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s fabulous Pacific Coast.

Mexican Riviera

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: San Francisco, California, USA: 

On arrival in San Francisco, you will be transferred to the hotel for a one night stay in this iconic city.

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colourful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.

Day 2: San Francisco, California, USA: Depart 16.00

Following your overnight stay in the hotel, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5* Grand Princess, your home for the next 10 nights.

Day 3-5: At Sea:

Day 6: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Arrive 08.00     Depart 20.00

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film “Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own “Gringo Gulch,” a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping – which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts – and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Day 7: Manzanillo, Mexico: Arrive 07.00     Depart 16.00

Manzanillo’s history as a resort on the Mexican Riviera is brief. But the port’s history is as old as the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Cortes first espied the harbour in 1522, when he chose the bay as the site for a shipyard. The city’s maritime heritage continues to this day: Manzanillo is the largest commercial port on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. What draws travellers, however, is the bay’s scenic beauty: jungle-laden mountains rise above rocky coves and golden-sand beaches. The offshore waters offer superb diving – and some of the finest fishing in the world.

For decades, Manzanillo has been a secret destination for fishermen. The offshore waters teem with 70 species of game fish. One can fish for sailfish and dorado year-round.

Day 8: Mazatlan, Mexico: Arrive 08.00     Depart 18.00

Lying just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Mazatlan, a name that means “Place of the Deer,” sits on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre, and the Cerro de Neveria – “Ice Box Hill” – divides the area’s rocky Pacific beaches from the broad, white-sand beaches beloved by visitors. The climate, the beaches, and the world-class sportfishing have turned this commercial fishing port into one of the world’s top resort destinations. Yet while visitors flock to the markets, bathe in the sun, or marvel at the airborne ballet of the famed Papantla dancers, Mazatlan remains one of Mexico’s major Pacific ports – the city exports over 40 million pounds of shrimp every year.

Day 9: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Arrive 07.00     Depart 17.00

Millennia ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.

Note: Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

Day 10-11: At Sea:

Day 12: San Francisco, California, USA: Arrive 07.00

Following your departure from the Grand Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

7  Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Island Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Island Princess)

Grand Princess

With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, tantalizing dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Grand Princess will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or experience something new with our Discovery at SEA™ enrichment programs.

Last Refurbished: December 2016
Guest Capacity: 2,600
Number of Crew: 1,150
Tonnage: 107,517

DINING
Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

  • Crafted by Curtis Stone dishes
  • Chef’s Table Experience^
  • Chocolate Journeys℠
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria
  • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian specialty restaurant)^
  • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^
  • Vines (wine bar)^
  • International Café
  • Horizon Court (buffet)
  • Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)

^Nominal charges may apply.

ACTIVITIES
Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)

ENTERTAINMENT
There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.Movies Under the Stars®

  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Products
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • The One5 (nightclub)
  • Crooners Bar

JOYFUL REJUVENATION
Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)^
  • Lotus Spa®^
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes^

^Nominal charges may apply.

FAMILIES
Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.

  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Discovery at SEA™ programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • Shore Excursions
  • Discovery Family Fun Fair^
  • Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court
  • Enrichment Courses
    Karaoke & Trivia Games
  • Holiday Activities^

KIDS & TEENS
Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
13 October 2018 €2,049 Inside Cabin Book Now
13 October 2018 €2,349 Oceanview Cabin Book Now
13 October 2018 €2,529 Balcony Cabin Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to San Francisco (direct)
  • All transfers airport – hotel – port
  • 1 night in a 4* hotel in San Francisco
  • 10 nights onboard the 5* Grand Princess based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.