Witha paper umbrella on your drink, it will taste much better. On a cruise to Mexico, even your water glass willhave a paper umbrella to keep you cool. With the warm sun on your face and the promise of white sand between your toes at every port, this is the perfect relaxing holiday. However, since you’ll be traveling to another nation, itadds a little layer of complexity to your packing list. So, this guide will help you!
Identification required for entry into Mexico
Theoretically, you could be able to board your cruise to Mexico with nothing more than a driver’s license in your possession. However, by the United States Customs and Border Protection standards, tourists on closed-loop cruises, which are defined as cruises that depart from and return to the same port, are not required to carry passports. Cruising to Mexico without a valid passport, on the other hand, is not an intelligent idea.
You’ll need it for starters to disembark in Mexico and tour the ports that your cruise will be calling at. Even if you don’t intend to leave the ship, you’ll need a passport if an emergency develops and you need to leave the ship to catch a flight back to the United States. Aside from Customs and Border Protection, your cruise company may demand you to present your passport when you initially board the ship. Please also get properly informed and check if you need a visa to enter Mexico on a cruise.
Passengers aboard cruise ships do not need to get a visa or present any other papers to enter Mexico. So you won’t even have to worry about bringing adapters for your electrical devices.
Clothing that is both comfortable and casual
Both aboard a cruise ship and at the ports of call that cruise ships visit in Mexico, the dress code is often quite casual. Unless you go on an adventure that takes you off the main route, you’ll be surrounded by other visitors and individuals who work in the tourism business at all times.
Therefore, the wardrobe for this vacation is completely suitable and includes shorts, tank tops, and T-shirts. Warm-weather attire is recommended between April and November when temperatures in Mexican port cities tend to average 75 degrees Fahrenheit or more daily. Exception: the city of Ensenada, on Mexico’s west coast, is colder throughout the year. More cool-weather alternatives will be available between December and March.
At the very least, a few of your clothes should be appropriate for sightseeing. In Mexico’s hot and humid climate, lightweight garments, such as those used for exercise, are more pleasant to wear than denim shorts for strolling about. Sneakers are a must-have for outdoor adventures. To wear on the ship:
- Bring a couple of swimming suits or coverups and a pair of comfortable shoes.
- Carry at least one pair of long trousers and a sweater or sweatshirt to wear in the ship’s air-conditioned sections, even if it’s in the middle of summer.
- Don’t forget to pack enough undergarments to last the whole vacation and pajamas.
When to Go Cruising in Mexico
Cruises to Mexico are available all year long due to the country’s ideal climate and handy location. Although hurricanes may impact specific Mexican ports of call along the Caribbean coast during hurricane season (from June to November), most sailings go without incident.
March and April cruises become noisier as passengers who aren’t there to party choose shorter trips that include stops in Mexico. As a result, shorter cruises that include calls in Mexico are becoming more popular spring break destinations.
So, which will it be – the east, the west, or both? Cruising to Mexico is a handy and cost-effective way to see the country’s natural and cultural wonders. So, whether you’re interested in scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel, shopping in Puerto Vallarta, or seeing the ruins of the Mayans or Aztecs, finding a ship to take you there is not only simple. But it’s also a fantastic way to see Mexico, which is a world-class destination.