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Best Cruises in Mexico

U.S. News ranks 14 Best Cruises in Mexico based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Ruby Princess is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Ruby Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

With offerings like movie screenings beneath the stars and couples' massages at the adults-only Sanctuary, Ruby Princess caters to couples. But the ship (which debuted in 2008 and was refurbished in 2011) also appeals to other traveler types with its ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 ms Statendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

If the main goal of your cruise to relax and recharge, consider cruising to Mexico or the Pacific on the 1,260-passenger ms Statendam in 2015. The ms Statendam first set sail in 1993, and it received the fleet-wide "Signature ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Crown Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 3,080-passenger Crown Princess features a casino, kids clubs and a 300-square-foot poolside theater, making it more reminiscent of a floating resort than an old-time ocean liner. Despite its large-scale amenities, the ship contains quiet nooks, like the Library ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Grand Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 1998, the 2,600-passenger Grand Princess was the first — and largest — Princess ship to debut some large-scale amenities, including a 28,000-square-foot food galley and a top-deck disco (later relocated to the center of the boat). And thanks ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 Star Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Like its sister ships, Grand Princess and Golden Princess, the 2,600-passenger Star Princess offers the modern amenities of larger Princess ships — including a 300-square-foot poolside theater and The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat — without sacrificing personalized service. Though Star Princess ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Sapphire Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 2004 and refurbished in 2012, the 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess appeals to travelers looking to sail across Southeast Asia. Singapore, Phuket, Thailand, and Bali, Indonesia, are just a few of the ports featured on Sapphire Princess' 2015 itineraries ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 ms Westerdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Since debuting in 2004, this Vista-class ship has impressed passengers with its extensive art collection made up of historic Dutch paintings, 5,000-year-old sculptures and contemporary works by the likes of Andy Warhol and Susanna Holt. However, cruisers who boarded ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Azamara Quest (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.0
    3.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Like its sister ship, Azamara Journey, Quest appeals to travelers seeking an intimate atmosphere. While the ship can carry nearly 700 guests, thanks to a low crew-to-passenger ratio (there are 408 crew members on board) the ship maintains a higher ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Golden Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On the 2,600-passenger Golden Princess, travelers can count on a higher level of personalization than they would likely find on larger ships, thanks to a low crew-to-guest ratio (the ship carries 1,100 staff members). Apart from more tailored ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10 Carnival Miracle (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Experience a vacation aboard the Carnival Miracle, which sails to exciting destinations and features innovative amenities and comfortable staterooms. The ship's onboard ambiance reflects famous literature and films, such as "Alice in Wonderland," "The Rave" and "Casablanca." Dine at ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10 ms Veendam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.0
    3.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 1996, the 1,350-passenger ms Veendam is one of Holland America's larger ships. While it flaunts many of the line's "Signature of Excellence" upgrades, many past cruisers say that the ship's age is noticeable. To ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Carnival Imagination (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

From Egypt to England to the Caribbean, the Imagination is a ship that surprises guests with unique motifs and flights of fancy. The promenade is lined with golden sphinxes and other mythological creatures. Two exotic lounges are named after fabled ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Norwegian Star (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Norwegian Star is one of only two ships that make up the line's Dawn class (the other being Norwegian Dawn). This midsize ship — capable of carrying 2,348 passengers and 1,083 crewmembers — first launched in 2001. In 2010 ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 Carnival Inspiration (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Spend your days on the Carnival Inspiration sightseeing, lounging in the onboard pool and whirlpools or learning from massage and fitness experts who can help you reach new health heights at Spa Carnival. Acres of teak deck space beckon you ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.