Embark on a journey of stark contrasts blending the ancient history and culture of Mexico with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on this 11-night fly, stay & cruise package. Begining in Long Beach, you'll embark a 7-night cruise down the Baja Peninsular into the abundant waters of the Mexican Riviera before returning to the ‘City of Angels’ to relax on Santa Monica beach, star spot in Beverley Hills, walk Hollywood Boulevard's famous stars and handprints or shop stylish Rodeo Drive.
While cruising the Mexican Riviera, you'll discover the historic resort towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas with their art galleries, colonial buildings, gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife. Be sure to sample the fresh seafood and local tequila! You'll also have the chance to explore Puerto Vallarta where you can get your heart pumping snorkelling, zip lining or on an ATV tour in the desert, stroll along the Malecon (boardwalk) and drink $1 margaritas and Coronas or kick back with a cooking class, local food tour or tequila tour.
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Arrive into Los Angeles this morning and be picked up at the airport for your transfer to Long Beach. Tonight you will check into the 4 star Renaissance Long Beach Hotel where you will spend one night to relax before your cruise tomorrow.
This morning you will embark the stunning Carnival Splendor before setting sail on a magical 7 night voyage around the Mexican Riviera
Every Carnival Fun Ship has an extensive range of on-board entertainment and activities for free spirited fun loving families and couples. Carnival Splendor brings people together over live music, themed parties, swimming pools, a peaceful adult only section and so much more. Why not try your luck at the Carnival Players Club or channel your inner idol and make the crowd go wild with the Lip Sync Battle - You don't have to hit the right notes but bring your best moves.
Cabo San Lucas makes its home on the Baja California peninsula, the second longest in the world, sitting pretty down at the south end. Tucked between golf courses and desert mountains, Cabo San Lucas straddles two oceans — the calm turquoise Sea of Cortez and the crashing blue Pacific. With 18 pristine miles of coastline connecting your port to colonial San José del Cabo, you get two seaside cities in one on a Cabo San Lucas cruise. But, along with water-based activities like fishing, paddling and swimming, you can also add action — or maximum relaxation — to your itinerary. Cruises to Cabo San Lucas offer a huge variety of things to do, from riding ATVs in the desert to sipping margaritas on the beach. Try one or try it all!
Whether you’re seeking quality beach time or action-packed adventures, cruises to Puerto Vallarta will deliver the vacation you’ve been craving. Reigning over Banderas Bay and bordered by the tropical forests of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta, is both a modern beach resort and an eco-adventure launching pad. On Mexico cruises to Puerto Vallarta, scuba dive with manta rays, spot dolphins playing in the waves, and hike to jungle cascades.
Admire contemporary Latin American art in this breezy seaside city, fly through the lush green forest canopy, secured to one zippy zip-line or pay homage to Ava Gardner and John Huston before snorkeling from Playa Mismaloya or Las Caletas — spots made famous by 1964’s The Night of the Iguana
From Comedy shows to Spa treatments and everything in between, guests can also enjoy endless dining and entertainment options such as The Cool Jazz Club, Splash Park, The Pinnacle Steakhouse and Royal Flush Casino. Carnival Splendor truly is a stunning ship that provides something for everyone.
If you like your fun to flow, there are options aplenty. If you list “splishing” and “splashing” among your favorite things to do, there’s the Splash Park. Those into sitting and sliding are invited to try the signature Carnival Twister Waterslide. How about floating or swimming around? Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day. So whether you splish or splash, you’ll find hydro-excitement galore.
This morning you will disembark Carnival Splendor after breakfast and transfer (at own cost) to the Hilton Los Angeles located within Universal Village where you will spend the next 3 nights.
Today the choice is yours as you can choose from either a Los Angeles Grand City Tour taking in such sights as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip and Griffith Park Observatory, a fun-filled day at Universal Studios to explore the real film sets where Hollywood films are made or a Go L.A Card that gives you exclusive access to 30 attractions across this great city including Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Museum, Kotts Berry Farm or a Hollywood Film Star Homes Tour.
Today is yours at leisure why not get up early and make the most of it. Cruise Sunset Boulevard west to the beach explore Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach by foot or hire a cycle. Take a tour of the Movie Stars Homes then set off to stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame before visiting Grauman's Chinese Theater. There is literally a never ending array of activities on offer and sights to see in L.A. The only trouble is deciding which ones you will sacrifice!
Today marks the last day of your incredible holiday. Why not set out for a day of retail therapy at the world-famous Citadel Outlet Shopping Precinct. Stroll down palm-tree-lined walkways and explore over 130 brand stores in search of your next outfit, window shop for jewellery, or look for that perfect new pair of shoes. A perfect end to your holiday. This afternoon check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your evening flight back to Australia