Mexico offers some of the world''s best sunsets, warmest weather, and most exciting activities. You''ll experience the island paradise that many of the popular Mexican ports of call offer. But you''ll also feel the quaint, warmth of small towns and vibrant history and culture.
With such destinations as the "happening" Cabo San Lucas, the culture and vast beaches of Mazatlan, the "Cinderella of the Pacific" Ensenada, the meca that is Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and more, you can be sure your cruise vacation won''t just leave you with a sombrero and a hangover... but memories forever and the desire to go back!
Sail past Los Arcos, the soaring rock archway at the extreme southern tip of Baja California that guards Cabo's perfect harbor. This idyllic bay once sheltered treasure ships from the Orient, and pirate brigs bent on those treasures. Now Cabo caters to an international vacation set, and has a strong artistic tradition famous for its black-coral jewelry.
...The beaches here are marvelous, and there is an abundance of water sports and activities to keep you busy for hours in or out of the water...The shopping and nightlife all around the city are superb.Sport fishing and sailing are both extremely popular here, and wonderful weather makes it the perfect place to enjoy a round of golf.
Mexico's largest Pacific ocean port, MazatlÃÂ¡n has been called the "Pearl of the Pacific" for its splendid beaches and island-strewn harbor. The resorts of the Zona Dorada ("Golden Zone") deserve their fame, as does the sport-fishing which is known the world over, yet somehow the city maintains much of the simplicity and peace of its fishing village past.
Hollywood discovered this little fishing village back in the 1960's, and since then luxury resorts and bougainvillea-covered villas have flourished in the delightful seaside climate. Yet hints of past tranquility remain: cobbled courtyards where the locals hold their markets, and superb sport-fishing just offshore.
Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.
Sprawling between the mountains and the beaches, Los Angeles is quintessential California. Whether your taste runs to fashionable Beverly Hills, the mega-entertainment of the movie studios, or the sizzle of homestyle Mexican food on Olvera Street, the city of angels is worth exploring.
Caldera provides a gateway from Costa Rica's sunbrowned Pacific coast to the riches of this prosperous Central American republic. Walk in a rainforest, visit the village of Sarchi with its brightly painted woodcrafts, or drive through sugarcane and coffee plantations to San Jose, the charming colonial capital.
Blessed with a sunny climate and a fine natural harbor, San Diego has grown from a Spanish mission into a thriving town. With two universities, a world-class zoo and safari park, the famous Hotel Del Coronado and the museums and attractions of Balboa Park, it's well worth exploring.
Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco's broad bay will surely be a highlight of your cruising life. Once docked along the Embarcadero, you're just a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach and other attractions that make this one of the world's favorite cities. The scenic Napa Valley wine country is nearby, too.
In Vancouver, you're never out of sight of towering peaks--or of the sea. It is a prosperous city adorned with flowers lining the streets and lush greenery like Stanley Park. Museums offer fine collections of the dramatic Northwest native arts. Vancouver's Chinatown is the second-largest in the world. The waterfront Gastown district recalls the city's colorful past as a premier Pacific port since the days of the Clipper ships.
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|3||At Sea||10:00 am||4:00 pm|
|4||Cabo San Lucas||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|5||Pichilingue||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|6||Loreto||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|7||Guaymas||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
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|9||Mazatlan||12:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|10||Puerto Vallarta||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|13||San Diego||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|14||Santa Barbara||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|15||Monterey||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|16||San Francisco||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|18||Victoria||12:00 pm||11:00 pm|