Mazatlan or Overnight in Puerto Vallarta?

I'm planning to take one of two cruises in November 2018...

One cruise goes to Cabo, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

The other one skips Mazatlán and stays overnight in Puerto Vallarta.

Both cruises have the same room options, etc...

The only difference is that the cruise that includes Mazatlán will cost 150.00 more.

I'm just wondering if it is worth the extra money to see Mazatlán or if it would actually be a better experience spending more time in Puerto Vallarta?

Obviously I've never been to this area of Mexico and was hoping for some input...thanks!

Tags: Mexico Mexico cruise Mazatlan Puerto Vallarta Mazatlán

6 Answers

Sometimes paying more doesn't mean a better trip. Hit one in 2018 and the next one in 2019.. Enjoy..

I loved PV and plan to go back for a longer visit, so I'd be choosing the cruise with the overnight there.

Yes, I like the one with the overnight also. Passengers, as a rule, have so little time in a port. It is nice when one port is an overnight one. You can always go to Mazatlan another time.

We enjoyed watching the cliff divers in Mazatlan, but we weren't overly excited about the rest of our tour there. In Puerto Vallarta we explored on our own and really enjoyed the Malacon. The statues erected along the waterfront, the local artists, eateries etc were wonderful. We found the people in PV to be very friendly too.

Thank you everybody I really appreciate your comments. For some reason I am leaning towards the overnight in PV I just don't want to regret not seeing Mazatlan

Puerto Vallarta is my favorite


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