Disney Mexican Riviera Cruise

Are you wanting to know more about a Disney Mexican Riviera cruise? In 2011 Disney will offer cruises to Mexico from it’s new home port of Los Angeles. Disney cruise line is well known for offering the highest quality ships and guest satisfaction rates are amongst the highest in the industry. But what can you expect from a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

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The Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder will be your cruise ship for your Mexican Riviera adventure. The Disney Wonder is an 83,000 tonne 964 feet long cruise ship which can carry around 2,400 passengers. It has 10 decks, 3 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, 2 theaters, and a whole lot of Disney fun!

Staterooms are all beautifully appointed with that attention to detail which you know you can expect from Disney. You have a choice of 12 categories of stateroom ranging from an inside cabin to a luxurious suite. Disney cruise staterooms are larger than the average industry standard so you will find plenty of room to make yourself at home. One of the most popular staterooms is the Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah which sleeps up to 5 guests so is a great choice for a family.

Mexican Riviera Cruises 2011

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The Disney Wonder sails for her first Mexican Cruise of 2011 on January 23rd. The last sailing of the early 2011 season will sail on April 17th when the Wonder will sail to Alaska.

Sail dates for the early season 7 night cruises are 23rd Januray, 30th January, 6th February, 13th February, 20th February, 27th February, 6th March, 13th March, 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April and 10th April. There is then a 10 night Mexican cruise on 17th April 2011.

The Disney Wonder will then sail to Vancouver for it’s Alaskan cruise itineraries.

The Disney Wonder will return to Los Angeles and sail the same Mexican 7 night cruise itinerary starting on 25th September and sailing on 2nd October, 9th October, 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December, and 11th December 2011.

These are the ports of call for the Disney Mexican Riviera 7 night cruise:

•Sunday Los Angeles
•Monday At Sea
•Tuesday At Sea
•Wednesday Puerto Vallerta
•Thursday Mazatlan
•Friday Cabo San Lucas
•Saturday At Sea
•Sunday Los Angeles

Although most of the cruises will be for 7 nights there are also special itineraries offering 8, 10 and 11 night cruises.

10 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise

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The Wonder will sail a special 10 night itinerary to Mexico on 17th April 2011 with these port stops

Sunday Los Angeles
Monday At Sea
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Puerta Vallarta
Thursday At Sea
Friday Manzanillo
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Mazatlan
Monday Cabo San Lucas
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Los Angeles

Disney Mexican Riviera Holiday Cruises 2011

The Disney Wonder will set sail on 18th December and 26th December 2011 for Holiday Cruises to Mexico.

Set sail on a Disney Wonder Christmas cruise on 18th December 2011

Sunday Los Angeles California
Monday At Sea
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday Mazanillo Mexico
Thursday Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Friday Mazatlan Mexico
Saturday Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Sunday At Sea on Christmas Day
Monday Los Angeles California

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7 Night Disney Wonder Mexican New Year Cruise

The Disney Wonder sails on 26th December 2011
Monday Los Angeles California
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Friday Mazatlan Mexico
Saturday Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Sunday Los Angeles California

Disney Mexican Riviera Ports of Call

The Disney Wonder makes port stops at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Peurto Vallarta on her 7 night cruises.

Cabo San Lucas

Disney Ship In Cabo San Lucas

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Sailing into Cabo San Lucas on a cruise is a very special experience. The bay is just breathtakingly beautiful. Once a small fishing village, now experiencing a tourist boom (mainly from the increasing number of cruise ships arriving in port) Cabo still retains it’s considerable beauty and charm. Located on the Southern Tip of the Baja Peninsula Cabo offers a huge choice of things to do – ranging from sportfishing to snorkeling, kayaking to relaxing on one of the white sandy beaches.

Mazatlan

The port of Mazatlan with it’s 14 miles of sandy beaches, Golden Zone Shopping and Old Town are known as The Pearl of the Pacific. Mazatlan is a busy commercial port and this is where the cruise ships dock – you will be taken on a free tram ride away from the port and towards the town. Here you can either take a taxi to the interesting and authentic Old Town or pick up an excursion bus.

Make sure you stop by and watch the Cliff Divers They are always happy to dive into the waters below – for a fee of course!

Other excursions include sportfishing, brewery tours, visits to Old Town or just realxing on one of the many beautiful beaches.

Peurto Vallarta

Peurto Vallarta is perhaps my favorite Mexican Riviera Port. The charming donwtown area is well worth a visit. Excursions include swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, whale watching, sailing,zip lining, and horseback riding.

What is So Special About A Disney Cruise?

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A Disney cruise usually costs just a little more than other cruise lines with similar itineraries so is it really worth paying the extra? Most guests would agree that it is. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise. Of course when most people think of Disney cruises they imagine that it is aimed a families with young children. They would be right as Disney has one of the very best kids porgrams at sea and is designed to make it very easy for families to enjoy their time on the ship. But Disney cruise line also thinks of the adults – it really goes out of it’s way to provide for the grown ups too. They adult only areas are really well designed and are (unlike some other cruise lines) kept child free.

The Staterooms are large than average and are particularly well designed. The restaurants are innovative and most guests enjoy the fact that you ‘rotate’ around 3 different restaurants but keep your wait staff each day so they are familiar with your party and their dining requests. Whether you want a gluten free bread roll or a chilled glass of water with lemon waiting at your table every evening your server will have it there for you.

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The entertainment on a Disney cruise is of course of very high quality. Having sailed on many cruise lines I can say that no other cruise line really comes close to being as good as Disney.

And of course you just have that Disney experience. That little bit of Pixie Dust which once you have experienced it just keeps calling you back to find that magical vacation once again.

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