Travel in Latin America

San Diego Cruises to Ensenada
By:Amanda Parham

Ensenada, Mexico, is a popular cruise port located on the Baja California coast, 68 miles south of the United States border. Home to beautiful beaches, a blowhole that shoots water up to 60 feet in the air and Casa Madero, Mexico's oldest winery, Ensenada has ample entertainment to offer travelers. For visitors hoping to travel to Baja California, Carnival, Holland America and Celebrity cruise lines offer round-trip cruises from San Diego, California, with stops in Ensenada, Mexico.

Carnival Cruise Line
As of the 2010 season, Carnival is the only cruise line that offers five- and six-day Baja California itineraries. Carnival's Baja cruises depart from the port of San Diego and travel to Ensenada, Mexico, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Ship amenities include casino, business center, pool with water slide, adults-only deck, child and teen areas, mini-golf, shopping, spa, show lounge and on-board restaurants. In August 2010, Carnival's five-night itinerary started at $279 per person for an interior stateroom.

Carnival Cruise Lines

3655 NW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33178

888-227-6482

carnival.com

Holland America Cruise Line
While Holland America cruise line does not currently offer cruises from San Diego to Baja, California and back, they do offer a cruise that stops in Ensenada en route to Hawaii. As of the 2010 season, Holland America offers a 14-day, round-trip Hawaii cruise from San Diego, California, with a stop in Ensenada, Mexico. Other cities visited include the Hawaiian port cities of Hilo, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, and Lahaina. Ship amenities include fitness center, spa, swimming pools, bars, lounges, showroom, on-board dining and kids play area. In August 2010, Holland America's 14-night itinerary started at $1,399 per person.

Holland America Line

300 Elliott Ave. West

Seattle, WA 98119

877-932-4259

hollandamerica.com

Celebrity Cruises
Like Holland America, Celebrity cruise line does not currently offer cruises from San Diego to Ensenada and back, but does stop in Ensenada en route to Hawaii. As of the 2010 season, Celebrity offers a 15-day round-trip Hawaii cruise on its ship, the Celebrity Century. The 15-day cruise visits Ensenada, and the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. Ship amenities include spa, casino, swimming pool, martini bar, fitness center, showroom, business center and on-board restaurants. In August 2010, Celebrity's 15-night itinerary started at $1,949 per person.

Celebrity Cruises

1080 Caribbean Way

Miami, FL 33132

800-760-0654

celebritycruises.com






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