Relaxing On the Pacific with Carnival

Out ahead: nothing but open ocean. This has been one of the calmer voyages north; traditionally, the last sea days on a Mexican Riviera voyage can be pretty bumpy as you head north against the current and, quite frequently, the prevailing winds that blow from the north down. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Thursday, June 4, 2015
It’s a gorgeous, sunny day at sea here aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Miracle as we cruise the Pacific Ocean, set on a course for Long Beach, California after nearly a solid week in the beautiful Mexican Riviera.
But it’s not just my “classic” Mexican Riviera itinerary that Carnival offers aboard Carnival Miracle. The line also offers two other itineraries: a six-night sailing that includes stops in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta; a weeklong voyage that includes two days in Cabo San Lucas and a stop in Puerto Vallarta; and an alternate weeklong sailing that includes an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta, along with a call on Cabo San Lucas.

Cruising the Pacific Ocean on a gorgeous afternoon! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Cruising the Pacific Ocean on a gorgeous afternoon! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

The latter seems particularly attractive, as it would allow guests to experience Puerto Vallarta’s legendary nightlife and enjoy additional excursions the following day. There’s much to see and do in this vibrant Mexican city; moreso, I’d reckon, than many of the country’s port cities on the Caribbean side.
The itinerary featuring two days in Cabo is also attractive, though it’s important to note that because this is a tender port, Carnival Miracle will have to weigh anchor in the evening and proceed offshore overnight, returning to anchor early the next morning for tender operations to resume.

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