Mexican Rivera & West Coast Cruise Market Cooling Down

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There have been some issues down there lately, makes me wonder if that anything to do with it.

I think that it probably does. 

 

Sad to say but the west coast of Mexico is just not as safe as it used to me.  I also believe that with cruising becoming the "Every mans vacation"  it is no longer as much about time on the ship as it is the destination.   The West coast just does not have much to offer for the most common 3 to 7 night cruises.  Once people have done it a time or two then they want something new.  Out of Los Angeles you get the 3 and 4 night Baja cruises of the 7 night Mexican Rivera,  San Diego is about the same.

 

Living in Los Angeles I have done the 3,4 and 7 night Mexico cruises so often I do not even get off the ship in some ports.  Los Angeles also does not get a lot of ships,  so you get the same ships over and over again.   Florida is lucky to have a variety of destination ports,  departure ports and ships to go on.

 

I can remember when Los Angeles had ships from RCI, Carnival, Princess, HAL and NCL all doing the Mexico season with RCI and Carnival have year round ships ported here,  but that was 20 years ago.

You are right.  I have sailed this area several times and do not wish to do it again.  If costs too much to fly there from FL. 

I agree with with JusMe and Glomarrone, I will still sail the itenerary. We just don't get off the ship anymore.

I agree with all of you.  It is also a "been there done that" sort of thing for us.  I have looked at some of the sailings that include more US ports than Mexico ports.  Maybe some day we'll try again.

We enjoyed our Mexican Riviera cruise, and it sure was cheaper to fly to LAX than to Florida, but I would not cruise there again. I would do a land vacation in PV, though because we really enjoyed what we saw.

Isn't this sad?  Part of the excitment of cruising is to explore. 

 

We can only hope that the cruise lines will make changes.  If enough passenger aren't booking, then they will have to do so. 

 

The problem is,  where else can they go from port of Los Angeles and San Diego ?   They can hit the California cost but still need the one port out of the USA.

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