Gross Tonnage: 113,561
Length: 951 feet
Beam: 122 feet
Ships Registry: Bermuda
Mexican Riviera Gay Bears Cruise 2018
7 nights from/to Los Angeles, California
October 27 November 3, 2018
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess
Join us on Chumley's Mexican Riviera Bear Cruise 2018. In addition to the history and beauty of this region, there's also a lot to do in this part of the world - particularly for active types. Water activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving abound, and there's no shortage of beautiful beaches.
Most of Mexico's Baja West Coast was populated with small fishing villages until the 1920s, when tourists from up north started to arrive. Glamorous towns like Acapulco gained international fame in the 1960s when celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and John Wayne made it their seaside escape from the drama of Hollywood.
The term "Mexican Riviera" came into being when the cruise industry discovered the region; scenic, tourist-friendly ports like Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta provided the backdrop for television's The Love Boat in the 1970s and 1980s. For many of us, it's hard to even read this itinerary without hearing Julie the cruise director saying it in our heads!
For those who seek culture, Mazatlan has a historic center that has become a draw for international artists, and Puerto Vallarta's foodie scene is among the best in Mexico.
Each town we will visit offers a wonderful mix of historic Mexican culture, modern shopping and colorful entertainment... and of course warm sunshine and white sand beaches.
Princess Cruise's Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is a dramatic ship - stunning décor, amazing entertainment, the finest amenities and the best personal service you could ask for! The piazza-style atrium has lots of eateries, and it has a European small-town feel with all of the performing street entertainers! There are specialty restaurants, a poolside movie theater, and 900 staterooms with private balconies! Enjoy the scenic views from this amazing vessel, and get ready to explore both the ship and your next destination!
Activities on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is loaded with activities that will stimulate, educate, and entertain you! The Calypso Reef and Pool has two hot tubs, as does the Neptune's Reef and pool. Relax at the Terrace Pool, or at the adults-only pool in the Sanctuary! The Lotus Spa® has a pool as well, which includes two hot tubs!
The spa is full of your favorite amenities - enjoy a hot stone rub, or a massage. Head over to the gym and fitness area and work up a sweat - there's even a swim-against-the-current pool to keep your heart rate pumping! Practice your swing at the virtual golf simulator, and then test it out at the 9-hole Princess Links putting course! There's also a jogging track, a basketball court, and shuffleboard!
Head over to the boutiques and explore all of the duty-free designer gifts that you can bring home! Enrich your mind at the library, or attend a ScholarShip@Sea lecture, where you can learn ballroom dancing, enjoy a cooking class, and more! The ship has a conference center, a 24-hour Internet café with wireless access, and even a wedding chapel!
Dining / Food on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess offers so many dining options that your head will spin - and you get to choose what you'd like to do! The traditional dining option serves up your meal the way you like it at the same time each day, in the Main Dining Room.
Anytime dining is available in the Michelangelo Dining Room, or at the Da Vinci Dining Room - any time you like! If you're looking for something a little more special, try out Sabatini's, a delicious Italian restaurant - or, head to the Crown Grill and eat a heart steak meal!
You can even have your meal served on a balcony, accompanied by a breathtaking view! This is just a perk of the Ultimate Balcony Dining program.
For a more casual approach, the ship has lots of small-bite eateries. Head over to the poolside pizzeria and enjoy a slice of pizza by the water. There's a burger and hot dog grill, the Café Caribe, the Horizon and Lido Courts, an Evening Bistro, a wine bar, an ice cream bar, the International Café, and the Vines Wine and Seafood Bar.
You can also get afternoon tea served to you! Don't forget, there's 24-hour room service on this ship, so you can enjoy a meal at your leisure in your stateroom if you don't feel like heading over to the restaurants!
Entertainment on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is full of the best entertainment available! Get ready for some amazing nightlife full of professional performances, Broadway-style shows, musical performances and comedy acts! Head to the Princess Theater to see a different show every night, or check out a first-run, feature-length film at the Movies Under the Stars® poolside theater!
If you want to head out and about on the ship, try Gatsby's casino, where you can play your favorite Vegas-style games like poker and slots!
The Explorers Lounge has nightclub-style acts, while you can dance the night away 15 decks above the ocean at Skywalkers Nightclub! Head over to Club Fusion for a different change of pace, or relax at one of the cozy bars and lounges on this great ship!
Check out the Wheelhouse Bar, the Adagio Bar, the Crooners Bar, or the Speakeasy Cigar Lounge.
The Chumley’s BearCruise (CBC) package includes but is not limited to:
• 7 nights’ accommodations
• Shipboard meals
• Limited beverages (coffee, tea and iced tea)
• Group credentials
• All cruise ship’s entertainment
• Private CBC online group access to get to know others & to stay abreast of trip details
• Access to negotiated pricing at the official CBC host hotel
• Access to exclusive pre-cruise and shipboard private CBC events
• Access to group dining
• Access to optional private CBC shore excursions
• Exclusive gifts for CBC attendees
Mexican Riviera Bears Cruise 2018
| 27 Oct
Los Angeles (San Pedro), California
| 28 Oct
||A Day at Sea!
| 29 Oct
||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
| 30 Oct
| 31 Oct
||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
| 01 Nov
||A Day at Sea!
| 02 Nov
||A Day at Sea!
| 03 Nov
||Los Angeles (San Pedro), California
Los Angeles, California, United States
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. It's an exciting semitropical city of palm trees, swimming pools, television studios and aerospace factories. Los Angeles is one of the world's most exciting cities and the movie-making capital of the world. Wherever you visit, from ritzy Beverly Hills to the wondrous Hollywood Bowl, you'll have an unforgettable stay.
No trip to L.A. is complete without a stop in Disneyland. This world-famous park has been a favorite of children - and adults - for generations. While you're there, you should stop by Disney's California AdventureSM park. This newest Disney park is an idealized version of California, from its gold-mining history to its colorful present.
• Visit the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - former site of the Academy Awards®
• Explore Olvera Street, the original site of the small Mexican village that grew to be L.A.
• See a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, famous for its perfect and natural acoustics.
• Compare your footprints and handprints with those of your favorite movie stars and celebrities at Mann's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Here at the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the amazing rock formation known as Los Arcos guards the entrance to the bay lies Cabo San Lucas which was once a hideout for pirates on the lookout for trading ships. Here you can spy on a no-longer-secret underwater garden through a glass-bottom boat, flirt with a whale or sea lion, shop at a quayside bazaar, or rekindle romance at the secluded Playa del Amor.
Cabo San Lucas is quickly becoming a popular destination for one reason: beautiful beaches. You'll find an amazing choice of activities here, from snorkeling and scuba diving to surfing and kayaking. There's something for everyone, even people who just want to lie in the sun and relax.
• Gaze from atop the cliffs at the very far end of the bay at the unforgettable view of Land's End's craggy rock arches and dramatic seascape.
• Sail to beautiful Santa Maria Cove and enjoy snorkeling in the clear, turquoise waters.
• Cruise the waters of Los Cabos to search for humpback and gray whales.
• Set sail on a luxury sailing yacht for Lovers Beach, a sea lion colony, and Land's End.
• Watch local artisans blow heated glass into crystalline works of art on a tour of a local glass-blowing factory.
Translated, Mazatlan means "place of deer" from the ancient Nahuati tongue. Great herds of deer were said to have roamed this area, located at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Resplendent with rich tradition and folklore, Mazatlan is said to have been frequented by pirates who left behind their buried treasure. Noted for its sparkling sand beaches and warm Pacfic waters, Mazatlan is an ideal spot to get in a swim.
Take in the charming and historic sights on a tour of the city. Stop to do some shopping at Mazatlan's Golden Zone, home to Mexican and Indian handicrafts. It's a great way to celebrate the colors, songs and dances of ancient and colonial Mexico.
• Take a fascinating tour of the legendary Sierra Madre mountain range. Visit once-thriving colonial towns, which hosted missionaries and gold prospectors alike.
• Spend the afternoon exploring Mazatlan's long white-sand beaches, lined with open-air bistros and fun-loving bars.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Experience the warmth of Puerto Vallarta, which is quaint and full of history, yet modern, vibrant, exotic. Discover a destination of relaxing beaches, world class restaurants, and the latest in ecotourism and extreme adventure, in a setting that is internationally recognized for its charm and friendliness, with a backdrop of mountains, rivers, coastline, and emerald green waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with our intelligent finned friends at the Dolphin Adventure Center. You'll be given an introduction to these friendly mammals. Then, you'll actually have the chance to swim with them in a specially designed pool.
If you are looking forward to a relaxing day, stroll through historic downtown or along the Malecon. Shop at the Cuale River for souvenirs or near the Malecon for silver, turquoise and opal. Delight in the variety of orchids and other wildlife at the Botanical Garden. Visit the new Los Muertos Pier or an art gallery, or view the yachts at the Marina. Eat at a typical Mexican food or gourmet restaurant. Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.