No Carnival stops in Mazatlan thru Jan. 2015

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Mexican Riviera
Includes: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Pichilingue/La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Topolobampo & Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

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#21
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Originally posted by MichelleinOC
May take a short land vacation to experience them again.
Let's do it, lol!
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Originally posted by MichelleinOC
That's great. I would rather have an extra day in PV than Cabo.
Ditto on that too! I love P.V.!
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#23
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Originally posted by Jimmanknows
Tacos Gardenias is really good & Gordo Lele's is one of the best places in Cabo for tacos, he does have a storefront and he sings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9bf...eature=related
I second Gordo's!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best!
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Carnival Jubilee (3) 90, 92, 94 Some of the funnest times!
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Explorer of the Seas 01 First cruise for my boys!!
Princess Star 02 Drama Cruise!
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#24
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Joined Jul 2009
We have cruised Mexico numerous times and always had a wonderful time in Matzatlan. Never worried one minute. To be honest, I'm more nervous in A LOT of US cities than I ever was in Mexico. Just be smart and stay in the tourist areas - no worries.
#25
san fernando valley
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Originally posted by Jimmanknows
Tacos Gardenias is really good & Gordo Lele's is one of the best places in Cabo for tacos, he does have a storefront and he sings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9bf...eature=related
Unfortunately, he doesn't always sing when he is asked.
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#26
Fresno, California
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Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by im4golf
That being the case, why would anybody book the 7 day Riveria to Cabo and PV, when they can book the 6 day for cheaper and still see Cabo and P.V. The only difference being u are 2 days in Cabo. (which doesn't appeal to me because for 2 days, u have to take the tender in)
I would love to spend two days in Cabo. It's one of my favorites. It would be nice to have one day for beach relaxing and one day for something more active.

As far as tenders go I think Cabo is pretty easy.

I am not a fan of Mazatlan.
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#27
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Originally posted by MichelleinOC
It looks like Holland America is staying two days in PV. I wish Princess would follow suit and have two days in PV as opposed to Cabo. I like Cabo but I like PV much more.

I don't have plans to cruise the Mexican Riviera this or next year. However, I will be ready to cruise there again in 2014. I can't go more than 2-3 years without cruising down to Mexico. I may have to book with Holland America but will wait and see how things play out over the next year and a half or so.
Last December on the Oosterdam we overnighted in Puerto Vallarta. The neat thing was you didn't have to be back on the ship at any certain time that first evening, the gangway was open ALL night. Can't do that when you overnight in Cabo.
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#28
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Originally posted by dobiemom
Last December on the Oosterdam we overnighted in Puerto Vallarta. The neat thing was you didn't have to be back on the ship at any certain time that first evening, the gangway was open ALL night. Can't do that when you overnight in Cabo.
That does sound great. If I venture back down to the Mexican Riviera for a cruise I may have to check out Holland America.
#29
Arizona
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Joined Sep 2008
We have had nothing but positive experiences in ALL the ports on the Mexican Riviera. We wish whatever problem the cruise industry and Mazatlan have gets resolved soon. There are myriad opportunities for the cruise lines on the underdeveloped (cruise-tourist wise) western coasts of the US and Mexico.

Fair winds...
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#30
Irvine, CA
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by slenmargni
We have had nothing but positive experiences in ALL the ports on the Mexican Riviera. We wish whatever problem the cruise industry and Mazatlan have gets resolved soon. There are myriad opportunities for the cruise lines on the underdeveloped (cruise-tourist wise) western coasts of the US and Mexico.

Fair winds...
While I am definitely an advocate for cruises to the Mexican Riveria and I do have a special place in my heart for Mazatlan, you just can't ignore what is going on in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. Mazatlan is in that state. It is such a shame for the hardworking folks in Mazatlan. I can't even imagine what they are experiencing.