Cruises to the Sea of Cortez

Get an even deeper look into Mexico's colorful culture

Dive even deeper into adventure with our 10-day cruises to the Sea of Cortez. Our most comprehensive itinerary gives you a complete look at Mexico’s diverse and festive culture. Enjoy convenient roundtrip departures from Los Angeles as well as an overnight stay in Cabo included in every itinerary. From the colonial town of Loreto to the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, experience Mexico’s best on a Sea of Cortez cruise with Princess®.

Map of cruise ports for Baja and Sea of Cortez itineraries - refer to the page below and the Cruise Details page for a list of port names

* Port order and/or content may vary by sailing date.

What to Do on a Baja California Cruise

On a Sea of Cortez cruise with Princess, discover culture around every corner.
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  • Cathedrals

    Inspired by 19th-century California mission-style architecture, Mexico’s cathedrals tell a unique story of times past. On a Sea of Cortez cruise to La Paz, visit the Cathedral de Nuestra Senora de la Paz. Admire the preserved stained-glass windows that decorate its exterior. Then step inside to see a collection of paintings and statues dedicated to Virgin Mary, the city’s patron saint.

  • Heritage

    Taste, see and meet true Mexican heritage on a Baja California cruise with Princess. In Loreto, stroll down the cobbled streets decorated with multi-colored homes, shops and museums. Sample Mexican seafood — like “chocolate” clams cooked over rocks — while sipping on spicy margaritas. Or meet the locals on a visit to the Main Plaza or during a traditional Mexican fiesta.

  • Natural Wonderlands

    From beaches to jungles, Mexico’s landscapes are untamed. During your Sea of Cortez cruise, see these terrains like never before. In Puerto Vallarta, take a boat to Las Caletas, a secluded oasis surrounded by sandy shores and forests. Hike through the island’s interior alongside a local guide, or zipline through the woods at the Kids Adventure Park. Then take a dip in the sea before your boat ride back to the city.

  • History

    History is an important part of Mexico’s story. On a Baja California cruise, discover tales from ancient civilizations when you visit San Jose Del Cabo, just a short drive from Cabo San Lucas. Between the 18th-century architecture and the Spanish colonial character, let the preserved charm of this rural town transport you to Mexico’s past. Hear stories from locals, and learn city secrets from expert guides.

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Sea of Cortez Excursions

Our Sea of Cortez cruise excursions introduce you to the people and places that call Mexico home. Embark on an off-road adventure through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta, then enjoy lunch by a hidden lagoon. Kayak along Loreto’s coastline with your loved ones, and horseback ride along Cabo’s sandy shores. Or visit the El Serpentario Reptile Center and Cactus Nursey in La Paz and get up close to enclosed snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

Learn more about Mexico shore excursions

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More Ashore

Enjoy every second in Cabo with More Ashore overnight stays. On any of our 10-day Baja California cruises, enjoy two days in Mexico’s resort city. Sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set over the ocean. Dance the night away in one of the bustling bars. Or taste Mexican street-food — including smoked fish, tacos and chicken tamales — alongside locals at any of the city’s restaurants.

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Ships on This Itinerary

Our Princess fleet includes ships that offer a multitude of amenities and feature the innovative MedallionClass® experience. From a balcony stateroom, take in the sights and sounds of the colorful cultures ashore before enjoying the “sabor” of local cuisine in one of our many eateries during your Sea of Cortez cruise.

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See Mexico through our guests’ eyes.

Mexico Cruises Onboard Experience

Experience the country’s unique character the second you step on the ship with traditional Mexican cuisine, events and activities.
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Mariachi and margaritas

Sip, savor and sway to the music with onboard activities that give you a taste of Mexican tradition. Sample tequila while learning about the drink’s history from a local expert, and indulge your taste buds with tacos and fajitas. Or let loose with your loved ones during a mariachi performance, and dance to the lively tune of violins and guitars. On a cruise to Mexico with Princess, activities lie around every corner.

Every reason to celebrate

On select sailings in October and November, discover the region’s heritage with our Mexican Fiesta. Celebrate the Day of the Dead, a holiday to commemorate loved ones who have passed. From face-painting to Aztec flower-making, there are activities for the whole family on a cruise to Mexico. Learn a traditional dance, decorate marzipan skulls and make a skeleton out of pasta. Or watch dancers perform ‘The Procession of the Dead.’

Famous for a reason

Recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage and preservation of culinary technique, Mexican and Spanish cuisine is a big part of the region’s culture. Sample the bold flavors and creative combinations for yourself on a cruise to Mexico with Princess. In many of our dining rooms, enjoy Mexican-themed dishes — like ceviche, fajitas and coconut cocadas — for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Travel, Airfare, & Hotels: Let Princess Get You There

We Get You Where You Need to Go

Let Princess pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your ship or hotel when you arrive, even if you didn't book your airfare through us. A uniformed Princess representative meets you at the airport after you've retrieved your luggage and transports you directly to your ship or hotel without you having to worry about the logistics of navigating a new city.

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Stay Longer and Relax

Extend your Mexico cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation, luggage handling and the services of the representative.

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