Marine-life rich Sea of Cortez. Dramatic beaches and coastlines.
Fiestas are a way of life in Mexico, fitting for a country with so much to celebrate. A virtual aquarium offshore in the Sea of Cortez. Mayan temples bathed in desert light and shadow. Cuisines and coastlines that marry the smooth and soothing with the surprisingly sharp and dramatic. Come in search of trophy marlin, an authentic mole, the perfect beach, and find them all in Mexico. Along with an all-suite white-and-teak ship to frame each stunning sunset.
Cozumel to St. Maarten - 11 Days
Cruise through the Greater Antilles discovering magical places that fell off the map and tiny gems that were never on it in the first place. Skip the crowds of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios and head instead for the silver screen beauty of Port Antonio, “discovered” by Errol Flynn and then long forgotten. Enjoy the retro-Caribbean vibe of Grand Cayman and the undersea wonderland of La Romana. Sink into the sand on perfect white beaches, dive to pirate shipwrecks, swim beneath waterfalls wrapped in jungle and fall in love with a Caribbean you didn’t know still existed.
Colón to Cozumel - 8 Days
West of the well-traveled Caribbean, even further west than the Cayman Islands and ABC Islands, lies a handful of scattered cays and mainland ports that combine Caribbean charm with Latin appeal. This is where you’ll find the Mayan legacy of Chacchoben. Where you’ll see chalk-white beaches and rainbow-hued corals, shimmering underground waterfalls and howler monkeys swinging through the rainforest canopy. And where only small ships like Wind Surf give you access to tiny unspoiled islands like Isla San Andres.
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta - 10 Days
Vibrant colors, marine wildlife, and chilled cocktails are festive hallmarks throughout this 10-day cruise from San Diego to vibrant ports and lesser-known destinations along Mexico’s Pacific coastline. Roar across beige desert sands on ATVs and into the shadows of cocoa-hued, serrated mountain ridgelines, or snorkel beyond Chilano Bay’s surf near Cabo San Lucas during an overnight stay.Tread water amid gentle whale sharks near La Paz and spend time climbing between red rocks and turquoise water pools in Tabor Canyon, or swimming and snorkeling near the Coronado Island sea lions of Loreto. Sip local red wine and nibble on artisan cheese within view of the Sierra Madres
San Diego to San Diego - 7 Days
Fine wines, vintage trolleys and American surf culture abound throughout this weeklong cruise abundant in Golden State splendors and Baja scenery. Sip and savor flavorful Mexican high desert red wines in wineries throughout Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada. Sample dim sum and steaming teas along the ornate and historic streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Browse small art galleries and artisan shops along the placid marina waterfront in nearby Sausalito. Lose yourself in John Steinbeck’s rustic settings along Monterey’s Cannery Row. Gaze across the Carmel Bay’s rugged cliffs and admire the centuries-old Lone Cypress along storied 17 Mile Drive. Delve into the shady recesses of centuries-old Mission Santa Barbara adorned with Spanish colonial art, or listen to growling surf rock guitars as you dine on fresh seafood and sourdough bread paired with handcrafted ales in a warm and inviting waterfront bar or casual beachside restaurants.
Puerto Vallarta to San Diego - 7 Days
Follow in the wake of John Steinbeck and Jacques Cousteau as you explore the charismatic Baja peninsula and wildlife-rich Sea of Cortez. Called the “aquarium of the world,” these waters are home to all manner of marine life. Fish for trophy-size marlin and tuna. Swim with wild dolphins and sea lions. Shop for Baha hoodies in sleepy mission towns and take a 4x4 high into the Sierra Madre mountains to swim at secluded waterfalls. In between adventures, sample delicious Baja Med cuisine, sip local Valle de Guadalupe wines, and enjoy the unblemished natural wonders all around you.
Puerto Caldera to Puerto Vallarta - 8 Days
Mexico’s southern coast is known for its beauty, its ruins, and its cuisines. Enjoy all three as you make your way through regions rich with indigenous cultures and natural abundance. Ride an ATV along lush jungle trails in Manzanillo. Try your hand at cooking Oaxaca style in Huatulco. Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Izapa from Puerto Chiapas.This voyage is a treat for the senses. Come indulge them all.
Colón to St. Maarten - 19 Days
Begin in Colón by exploring the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal. In Bocas del Toro, soak up the laidback atmosphere and colorful clapboard houses before heading to Isla San Andres to swim with puffer fish and sea turtles at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Snorkel and kayak with dolphins in the ocean playground of Roatan, and sample baleadas and pastilles with delicious Honduran coffee. Visit the howler monkey sanctuary in Belize City and explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chacchoben on Costa Maya. Discover Cozumel’s Chankanaab, an eco-park with underwater caverns home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles.Experience Grand Cayman’s energetic art scene, with over 250 practicing artists. Explore Cayman Brac’s island-long bluff with caves, secluded beaches, and lush forests, and reach for the incredible Reach Falls from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Visit the Caribbean’s oldest city and largest botanical garden in Santo Domingo In Virgin Gorda, swim in the underground pools known as “The Baths,” and complete your journey with Dutch treats and French delicacies in the “Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten.
Cozumel to St. Maarten - 18 Days
Dive right into adventure in the underwater caverns of Cozumel’s Chankanaab eco-park — home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. Then set sail for Isla Mujeres to wander the Mayan Temple of El Meco and Hacienda Mundaca ruins. On Grand Cayman, experience Stingray City, where you can feed and touch these mystical creatures. Explore Cayman Brac’s island-long bluff with caves, secluded beaches, and lush forests, and visit the marine life of Reach Falls from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Stroll the Caribbean’s oldest city and largest botanical garden in Santo Domingo, and discover white-sand beaches ringed by coral reefs on Isla Catalina. In Virgin Gorda, swim in the underground “Baths,” and sample Dutch and French culture in St. Maarten. Barbuda brings its signature pink sand while Roseau offers snorkeling in the bubbly waters of Champagne Beach. On Pigeon Island take in the Pitons volcanic peaks and discover the distinctive French charm of Les Saintes with an underwater world that’s attracted the likes of Jacques Cousteau. Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in lovely Basseterre and the chic island of St. Barts (look for celebrities). Return to St. Maarten, the Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean, for one last treat before you say au revoir.
Lisbon to Miami - 25 Days
Blend Floridian beaches with Mayan ruins and a relaxing transatlantic crossing to Portugal during this 24-day cruise that touches the ports and beaches of Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the Azores Islands, and Portugal. Pick up an American novel for your journey as you explore Ernest Hemingway’s summer home, Judy Blume’s bookstore and Tom Corcoran’s memorable mystery settings throughout Key West. Wander sacred temples and examine ancient etchings among the dense jungle foliage surrounding Mexico’s Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Walk between the towering sandstones of Quiriqua, massive carved Mayan mythological monuments in Guatemala. Glide above a shipwreck in the shallows off Roatan during a guided snorkel tour. Hop on a tube and float along an underwater river near Belize City. Before your transatlantic journey ends, you’ll visit Horta, the largest port in the Azores Archipelago and a community adorned with painted messages from mariners, one-of-a-kind waterfront boutiques and cool cellars stocked with exclusive local wines seldom shared with the rest of the world.
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta - 17 Days
Relax amid the sun, surf, and sand defining the most scenic Pacific coastlines in California and Mexico during this remarkable 17-day cruise rich in delicious wines, regional cuisine, coastal wildlife and unforgettable ocean sunsets. Stroll San Francisco’s thriving Embarcadero and sip aromatic, fresh coffee from artisan roasters. Play vintage mechanical arcade games and sample creamy, handcrafted cheeses paired with sourdough bread in the Ferry Building. Float in a glass-bottom boat above flourishing kelp forests and darting schools of fish off Catalina Island. Hold hands while walking the warm sands of Lovers Beach prior to late dining and dancing on an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas. Slip beneath the waves surrounding the island of San Rafaelito and swim among snapper and silvery sardine schools, then sail for remote Gaviota Island to watch thousands of stately herons and bright blue-footed boobies nesting above the azure Sea of Cortez near La Paz.
Puerto Vallarta to Papeete - 33 Days
Combine the beauty of Mexico’s contoured Pacific coastline with Polynesia’s steamy jungles and towering volcanoes during this richly rejuvenating 32-day journey across the romantic South Pacific. Hike the volcanic slopes of Coronado Island and catch glimpses of nesting sea birds near Loreto. Swim beside docile, 40-foot whale sharks close to La Paz. Pair a chilled pitcher of margaritas with a Pacific sunset and local seafood cuisine during an overnight stay in festive Cabo San Lucas. Your relaxing sea crossing aboard the newly transformed Star Breeze with her two new restaurants, new World Spa by Windstar and new elevated pool departs from cosmopolitan San Diego and arrives 10 days later in Papeete, Tahiti. Snorkel among rainbow-hued reef fish or dive among large lemon sharks in the Fakarava Biosphere Reserve. Discover the art of pearl cultivation at a black pearl farm near Rangiroa and shop for one-of-a-kind Tahitian jewelry and other souvenirs. Join a marine biologist off the coast of Moorea to observe and learn firsthand about dolphins and whales living throughout French Polynesia.
Complimentary Destination Discovery Event • Bora Bora: Celebration Festival
Papeete to Puerto Vallarta - 23 Days
Indulge in spectacular South Pacific sunsets as you visit tropical Tahitian rainforests and the sundrenched shores of California and Mexico during this unforgettable 23-day transpacific crossing with overnight port stays in Loreto and Cabo San Lucas. Savor misty, memorable moments exploring Tahitian lagoons and a 12-day sailing across warm South Pacific waters between Tahiti and bustling San Diego. Wander Balboa Park, dine on fresh and trendy California-style fusion cuisine, and get close to diverse wildlife at the world famous San Diego Zoo. Spend more time swimming with dolphins or relaxing on warm sandy beaches during an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas. Snorkel above coral and bright angelfish near the white-sand beaches of San Rafaelito on the marine-life rich Sea of Cortez outside La Paz. Wander the weathered stone corridors of San Francisco Javier, a mission built in the mid-1700s that remained the best preserved on the Pacific Coast, then sample spicy and delightful culinary spreads of flautas, tacos filled with carnitas, and other authentic Mexican dishes.