Mexican Riviera Cruise* and Tournament of Roses Parade*
Mexico is where it all began for Princess Cruises® with their first cruise vacation in 1965. Fifty-two years later, they continue to visit the best of the region, with stops in colorful Puerto Vallarta, balmy Mazatlan, and fascinating Cabo San Lucas. Our cruise is set to take us away for the holiday season, with none of the stress and oh, so much fun. Imagine strolling a beachside boardwalk or visiting an ancient cathedral; watching cliff divers or bird-watching from a kayak; ziplining through the treetops or searching for gray whales aboard a Zodiac inflatable boat. Puerto Vallarta used to be a sleepy town, but is no longer. Its transformation into an international resort began when the village was chosen as the location for the film, “Night of the Iguana.” Today it is a haunt of the rich and famous, as well as travelers drawn by its climate, excellent shopping, and mile-upon-mile of palm-lined beaches. Mazatlan lies just below the Tropic of Cancer, which puts it at the same latitude as Honolulu with a superb year-round climate. The city sits on a peninsula at the foot of the Sierra Madre, divided from the rocky Pacific beaches by the Cerro de Neveria. The climate, the white-sand beaches beloved by visitors, and the area’s vibrant sport fishing industry lure travelers who are getting away from the routine of everyday American life. Cabo San Lucas used to be part of the mainland of Mexico, but an ancient earthquake on the San Andreas Fault broke the area off to become the Baja Peninsula. This fortunate geological episode created a perfect climate for one of the world’s premier resort destinations. The waters of Cabo are transparent and teeming with marine life. Our accommodations on board the Ruby Princess® are private balcony staterooms with Anytime Dining which covers all meals onboard ship.
It’s the best of both world’s! Relax on the Mexican Riviera Cruise and come home to the Grand Daddy of them all, the Tournament of Roses Parade. You will be picked up at the Port of Los Angeles at the end of the cruise and transferred to the Ayers Suites in Ontario.
The day prior to the parade, we will get a backstage glimpse of the floral floats in their final stages of preparation in the decorating barns. This tour allows us to watch the delicate task of placing the petals, seeds, bark, and flowers that give color and fragrance to the exquisite floats. In the afternoon, we will visit the historic Huntington Library, a non-profit institution founded in 1919. The Library houses a collection of some of the finest rare books and manuscripts in British and American history and literature, including the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible, and a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare's works. The day of the parade, we will rise early to get to the parade route and claim our assigned grandstand seats. After the parade, we will enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch at our coach prior to leaving the parking area for an evening in Palm Springs. Before we head for home the following day, we will spend time at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Springs. This event-packed tour will be a wonderful respite for everyone.
Tour includes all the above mentioned events and activities, the cruise with Anytime Dining onboard the ship, lodging with breakfast on land after the cruise, transportation, and snacks & bottled water on board the coach.
Master’s Touch Tours purchases Travel Insured group protection plan on behalf of all travelers.
$3,835 per person based on double occupancy
$6,220 per person based on single occupancy
Deposit: $1,300 per person
Tour dates: December 23, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Reservation deadline: 9/15/2017
* Both the cruise and the parade package can also be purchased separately. Please contact our office at 928-759-0206 or firstname.lastname@example.org for individual pricing.