Baja Mexico Cruise from Long Beach California

Palm trees in Long Beach, California
 Palm trees, Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California. Boarded the Carnival Paradise for a 4 day Baja Mexico Cruise.

Catalina Island

Catalina Island, California
 Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island is just off the coast of Los Angeles, California. Several sightseeing excursions available. You can also rent golf carts for a chance to see Avalon and the surrounding hills. There is Wrigley Botanical Gardens, which is quite interesting with the cactus, desert and native plants. The island also offers several water activities like swimming, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking. www.catalina.com

Ensenada, Mexico

Several sightseeing excursions available at Ensenada. We went to a beach area and drove along the scenic Gold Coast and also a short tour of Ensenada including the historical buildings. Ensenada offers visitors sea, mountain, valley and desert areas. There is a shopping area near where the cruise ships dock. We could either walk or take a bus, so very convenient. Several shore excursions available to natural blowhole and winery, golf course, and jeep adventures around the area and many more. www.enjoyensenada.com

At sea

Time to take advantage of the ships amenities. Gyms, pools, Camp Carnival for the kids, shops, etc. Lots of activities like crafts, the casino and the shows each evening were very entertaining.

Lots of dining options from formal dining room to buffets. Carnival also has a healthy option on their menu, which is a good way to keep in shape. Walking the stairs instead of taking the elevator also can give you a good work out on the ship. In lots of ships the gym is at the front of the ship, so a great place to work out and watch the scenery go by.

Long Beach, California.

Long Beach
 Long Beach, California
Docked in Long Beach California.

These short cruises tend to have more families as they are a shorter length of time and we met lots of people from California who just went for a short getaway, since it was close and reasonably priced. Ah, to live close to the ocean and have this option. This is a great way to see if cruising is for you, take a short vacation, or if you are in Los Angeles area it’s a great 3-4 day add on to your trip.

Itinerary

Queen Mary
 Queen Mary and Carnival cruise ship
Day 1 - Long Beach, California
Day 2 - Catalina Island, California
Day 3 - Ensenada, Mexico
Day 4 - At sea
Day 5 - Long Beach, California

» Long Beach, California

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