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The Best Mexico Cruises For Every Type of Traveler | ThePointsGuy

Gray Whale with Panga

Brian Major

Sep 4, 2020

​​​​​​Talk to just about anyone you know and ask them if they’ve vacationed in Mexico. Chances are they have. It’s an incredibly popular spot for land-based resort vacations. And while Mexican ports have been mainstays on cruise itineraries for years, these sailings are getting more and more popular. Cruising to Mexico has increased steadily each year from 2013 through 2019, according to Cruise Lines International Association data. Last year nearly 9 million travelers boarded cruise ships bound for Mexico, a 13.5 percent increase over 2018.

Mexico’s growing popularity with cruisers is likely tied to its variety. While more than half of cruisers sailing to Mexico in 2019 called at Cozumel, off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, several cruise lines also offer Mexico itineraries visiting Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán on the Pacific coast.

Other Mexico itineraries feature Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and Mexican ports including Costa Maya, Ensenada, Huatulco and Loreto are now staples on numerous itineraries.

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