7 Night Coastal Mexico Cruise Aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas

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7 Night Coastal Mexico Cruise Aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas
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In December of 2023, I went on a seven-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas ship. This cruise set sail from Los Angeles, California, and toured around Mexico's coast. We docked at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta each for one full day. The staff were all welcoming and went out of their way daily to ensure us passengers were taken care of. The wide variety of activities on board were family-friendly, engaging and overall fun. Next time that I long for a cruise, I'll be sure to book with Royal Caribbean!

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Out of the eight days of cruising, three days were spent at sea, three days were spent on land, and two days were spent at the home port in Los Angeles. Upon boarding, I immediately noticed the staff - they greeted us with smiles and took care of any concerns or needs right away. This excellent service was upheld for the entire duration of the trip and made a lasting impression. The housekeeper for my room made little animals out of towels every day, which my mom and I loved!

AtSea - Madeline Hovey

After almost two days at sea, our first stop on the cruise was Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We docked on Christmas Eve and my mom and I spent the day on a sailboat. We ate, snorkeled and even saw a couple of whales! I'd highly recommend this excursion. Our second stop was Mazatlan on Christmas Day, which was spent on the beach and walking around the city. On our way back to the boat, my mom and I got drinks and appetizers at Plaza Machado. Our third and final stop was Puerto Vallarta, where we laid out on the beach and did some shopping. To end the trip we had two full days at sea, slowly making our way back to Los Angeles, California. Our time was spent tanning, watching movies in the theatre and participating in various trivia games. Bingo, ice shows, competitions and plays were also offered. Royal Caribbean sure makes it impossible to be bored on vacation!

PuertoVallarta - Madeline Hovey

There were about 4,000 passengers and 1,200 crew members aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas ship. The ship itself holds 15 decks, two pools and numerous restaurants and bars. My favorite spots were the mini golf course, fitness center, and casino!

CruiseDining - Madeline Hovey

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I would recommend Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Costal Mexico Cruise to my clients looking for a fun-filled family vacation or a relaxing getaway. Overall I don't think there are any limits on who can set sail, as the passengers on board ranged from family reunions to retired couples. Reach out and let's plan your perfect cruise!

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Mexico. In need of further inspiration? Check out Kierra DeVolder’s guide, Sayulita, Mexico, Surf Adventure.

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