Holland America Adds Second Ship for Mexican Riviera

Just read this on the Cruise Industry News site, Oosterdam to join Westerdam in RT trips out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera this fall and winter.


Sounds like good news to me.

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8 Answers

It has been my experience that the 7 day "Mexican Riviera" cruise is the most "discounted" deal offered by anybody and is typically what is given as a "free cruise" by local casino chains here in Vegas. While most go out of San Pedro, adding San Diego as an option is good.

I can see why they would add to this market as I believe it is probably one of the more popular routes that doesn't require a US passport....

One local casino by me offers this cruise to locals who do not qualify for the "free cruise" for $199 per person plus port fees - pretty good deal!

Interesting info, thanks for adding that. I have noticed that Princess seems to have a lot of sales for Mexican Riviera cruises.

It is probably one of the cheapest deals they do and again, they use it frequently for casino offers. I believe part of the appeal is that first time cruisers who do not have a passport, can experience a "real" 7 day cruise very easily and once they have you hooked, the rest is history. I believe it's similar to what some of the short Carnival jaunts were purposed for back in the day ... I remember when a 3 day Carnival Cruise was $88 and INCLUDED all the booze you could drink.

I wounder if this is as cruise lines look for placement of ships that they are moving out of Europe.

After you posted that I did some reading on the subject. Sure enough lines are pulling ships out of the Med and sending them elsewhere. Oosterdam was doing the med cruises but was sent to Alaska and won't be going back to the Med afterwards but down to Mexico. Celebrity has already pulled Equinox out and sent it to Caribbean year round.

It is a shame, the Med was such a great cruise. I did it twice on the Equinox, one 10 night Greek Island cruise an the other a Transatlantic from Rome to Florida. I'm glad I got to the Med when I did, I will go back some day. I still want to see Malta and a few other spots.

It is a good deal.

Interesting, thanks for the info.


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