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Mexican Culture Comes Aboard

From vibrant fiestas to colorful cuisine… the options are endless!

With its Mediterranean climate and friendly atmosphere, Princess Cruises brings you Mexico's sun-drenched vistas, exciting eco-adventures and flavorful cuisine with our Mexican cruise vacations. On board, the fiesta continues with folkloric performances, tequila tastings and an infectious, passionate spirit that will stir your soul and leave you with memories you'll never forget.

Mexican Cuisine - Salsa in a bowl

Taste World-renowned Cuisine

An evolving fusion of Mesoamerican and Spanish cooking, traditional Mexican cuisine is intricately tied to the culture and traditions of the region – and therefore has been added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Indulge your taste buds on board with Mexican-themed dishes like fresh Ceviche, Vegetables a la Parrilla, savory chips and salsa, tacos, fajitas, or even traditional mole—a popular holiday dish. Finish the night with a sweet treat like coconut Cocadas or a decadent creation by master chocolatier Norman Love as part of our Chocolate JourneysSM premium onboard experience.

Margarita & Tequila Tasting - Princess Cruises

Toast with Newfound Amigos

Drinking in Mexico is more than mescal and tequila whistles. The fiesta continues on board Princess Cruises as our skilled bartenders whip up delicious Mexican concoctions like a fruity Mango Margarita and an Ultimate Tequila Sunrise. For a special treat, ask for a Kahlúa Mocha Bulldog, a Monterrey Colada or a Mexican Chihuahua. Or simply order a bucket of Dos Equis Lager and relax by the pool with friends old and new as you soak up the gorgeous gold coast sunshine.

Mexican Traditional Mariachi Music - Princess Cruises

Fun on Board with Mariachis

Experience the powerful emotion of Mexican folk rhythms as Mariachis perform traditional songs on board—at the bar, on deck by the pool, in the Piazza—wearing classic embellished costumes and wide-brimmed sombreros. This regional music invites audience participation, so feel free to join in! Ask the band to play "Las Mañanitas" if someone in your group is celebrating a birthday or special occasion. Or for something more romantic, ask for "La Malagueña" or "Serenata Huasteca".

Agave plants in the hills around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Learn About Tequila Firsthand

Tequila has long been considered Mexico's national drink and plays an important role in Mexican culture. Its history dates back to the mid-16th century but didn't gain widespread popularity until after the Mexican Revolution. Unravel the many secrets this elixir possesses with Princess Cruises during an onboard expert presentation paired with sample tequila tastings – plus you may even have the chance to win a free bottle!

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Shop for Local Mexican Goods

Awarded "Best Onboard Shopping" from Porthole Magazine, our duty and tax free boutiques on board feature local traditional goods from Mexico, including hand carved wood figurines and vases, fire opal, and sterling silver jewelry. These are just a few of the many gifts you'll find to create a lasting memory of your Mexican Riviera cruise vacation.

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What Can the Kids Do?

Princess Cruises’ Youth Centers & Teen Lounges are staffed by fun, experienced counselors that offer discovery programs like creating Mexican arts and crafts while learning about the traditions and customs of the places they’ll visit. Our supervised centers are the perfect place for kids to chill with new-found friends with Mexican fiesta theme nights, video games, music and dance parties, movies, arts & crafts, sports contests, group dinners and much more.