Daily Herald | Finding your own special Mexico on a cruiseWhen we set off for our most recent Mexican Riviera cruise, my husband and I had a mission. No lazing around sipping mai tais and waiting for afternoon tea this time. This would be a scouting trip to find the perfect place to return to for an extended Mexican vacation.
Once on board, we decided to have just one inaugural mai tai to lay out our plan of attack. As our ship, the Diamond Princess, sailed out of LA to the sounds of a mariachi band playing the fast and furious tune "Mariachi Loco," we took inventory of what we wanted to find in Mexico.
We both like historic buildings and gardens. We're not so high on beaches for toasting ourselves. We like art, handicrafts and out-of-the-way places with character. We seek out mild adventure, but do not swing from trees; we leave the zip-line tours to others.
The question is: Can you find your own special Mexico when a ship delivers 2,670 cruisers to a port within an hour?