We are doing the 11-night Mercury Mex. Riv. 1/29. I chose this cruise over RCI's 7-night because it was actually less per day for the longer cruise. I like the 6 Mexican ports as opposed to 2 Cal/4 Mex on Infinity. Infinity was more expensive, also.
We've never done this itinerary, but figured we might as well see as much of Mexico as possible. I used to be certified to teach Spanish and will be brushing up on my conversational skills. It's sort of like riding a bike, you never totally forget. We've been to Costa Maya once and Cozumel twice on Carib. cruises.
I have checked out the excursion list for this cruise qnd have pretty much decided what to book. We will do Celebrity excursions for every port, except possibly Acapulco. A fellow passenger who started a Roll Call thread on CC lives near me and has invited us to join his group for a private tour. I haven't heard for sure if we're "in".
Mazatlan--Estuaries and Bird Watching Expedition
Puerto Vallarta--Whale Watching
Ixtapa--Isla Ixtapa Beach Getaway
Manzanilla--Catamaran Snorkeling Adventure--did this in Cozumel on Panama Canal cruise. It included unlimited Mexican beer, margaritas and water for the whole trip, not just on the way back as per the description in the excursion list. I snorkeled and DH drank beer; I used margaritas to get rid of the salt water taste in my mouth after absent-mindedly drifting 100 yards away from the ship and having to swim hard to get back.
(worked better than water!). We had a nice 2 hr. beach time with our margaritas and beer. All in all, no one on that trip was feeling any pain afterward, lol.
This time I will definitely pay more attention to where I am while snorkeling.
Cabo San Lucas--not sure yet--probably Coastal Highlights.
I'm so glad to be doing another winter cruise. We skipped the winter cruise this year in favor of the N. European RCI cruise in June.
1/02 Explorer E. Carib.
1/03 Explorer W. Carib.
8/03 Summit Alaska cruise/tour
2/04 Adventure S. Carib.
2/05 Galaxy Panama Canal
6/06 Jewel Brit. isles/Nor. Fjords +3 days in London
1/29 Mercury Mexican Riviera