Hot Mex: Fall 2017 DNR Cruise

Date: Oct 1-8, 2017 on the Emerald Princess.

Location: Departs Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro, CA)

Nearest Airports: Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

Ports:  Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan (DNR Group Excursion Port) and Cabo San Lucas

Pricing: Cabins start at $749/person (plus taxes and port charges). No additional fees required to join when you book directly through DNR Events, but you MUST BOOK THROUGH DNR EVENTS to participate in our group events.

Current Promotion: Princess has a Red White + Blue promotion going on now.

Solo Travelers: The Emerald Princess does not have studio cabins for solo travelers and there is a single supplement for solo travelers. You can post in our Facebook DNR Cruise Group or here on our site to look for a cabin mate, or pay the full fare for a cabin as a solo traveler.

To Book: New DNR Cruisers only, fill out DNR Cruise Information Form (reservations must be made directly through DNR). If you have sailed with us before (or filled out the form before) and are ready to make your deposit, please fill out the Express Booking Form. All other inquires email us at

What is a DNR Cruise like? Check out this preview video which gives you a peek at the fun you’ll have sailing with us! And check out other videos of past savings: DNR Beginnings (Cruises 1-3), Fall 2015 DNR Cruise and Alaska 2016 DNRCruise

Pre-Sail Host HotelLong Beach Hilton

This park and sail host hotel option is in heart of downtown Long Beach, very close to area bars and restaurants, as well as the cruise port. Hotel guests who drive in can add parking for the cruise week and all hotel guests enjoy shuttle transportation between the Hilton and the Emerald Princess. Click here to book online or call (800) Hiltons and mention group DNR Cruise to book over the phone.

Bon Voyage Party: Saturday, Sep 30th

8:00pm to 10pm – Long Beach Hilton (Host Hotel) Lobby Bar

10:00pm to 1:00am – Ripples Nightclub, Long Beach, CA

Derek and Romaine will be at the host hotel to kick things off. Meet other listeners and members of the DNR Cruise at the hotel. Club Ripples is a short ride away in an UBER or Taxi. Meet at the hotel and then head over to Ripples to keep the party going!

DNR Cruise Calendar/Itinerary

Learn how to subscribe your smartphone to our DNR Cruise Calendars – so your DNR Cruise Itinerary can be viewed right on your smartphone’s Calendar! Or simply view the Calendar on our website.

Shore Excursions

You can book any excursions you like through or our excursion partner or join other DNR Cruisers on one of these three group excursions. If you are sailing on Hot Mex, your email address should already be in the database. If you did not receive an email with a password, visit the website and request one for your account. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see the emails.

Puerto Vallarta: SOLD OUT!! DNR Cruise Group ATV Countryside Tour Adventure

Mazatlan: DNR Cruise Group Casa Lucila Hot Mex Beachside Party

Cabo San Lucas: DNR Cruise Group Snorkel Excursion

Post-Sail Host HotelAnaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Extend your trip with an overnight stay near the Magic Kingdom as we wrap up our cruise with fun times at Gay Days Anaheim. Book at the Anaheim Majestic Hotel with promo code CRUISE to get our group rate. If you want to stay on Disney property, visit the Gay Days Anaheim website for additional hotel deals and offers.

Post-Sail Events: Gay Days Anaheim

After the DNR Cruise docks on Sunday, Oct 8th, we head to Disneyland for the final day of Gay Days Anaheim!

Sunday, Oct 8th – Disney’s California Adventure

2pm Listener Meet Up at California Adventure – Look for the DNR shirts on the Pacific Wharf

6pm to 8pm ESPN Zone, Downtown Disney (meet upstairs to the left in game area)

Where your red DNR Gay days t-shirt so other listeners can see you!

More information about Gay Days Anaheim is available on their website.


Air Travel: Princess EZAir can be added to your reservation at with competitive pricing

From LAX/LGB Airport to Host Hotel: Super Shuttle, taxi, UBER or LYFT.

From LAX/LGB Airport to Emerald Princess: Super Shuttle taxi, UBER, LYFT or Princess shuttle.

From Hilton Hotel to Emerald Princess: Included in host hotel reservation. Times coordinated with hotel.

From Emerald Princess to LAX/LGB Airport: Super Shuttle, taxi, UBER, LYFT or Princess shuttle.

From Emerald Princess to Gay Days Host Hotel: DNR hosted shuttle (click here to purchase)

From Gay Days Host Hotel to LAX/LGB Airport: Super Shuttle, taxi, UBER or LYFT.

Travel Insurance

We STRONGLY encourage the purchase of travel insurance to cover not just last minute cancellations or missed flights but also medical emergencies. Outside companies offer great coverage at competitive rates or you can request to add Princess Travel Insurance to your reservation. We also partner with an outside travel insurance provider that offers excellent coverage at good prices. You can get a quote by filling out the box below:

Additional Information and Links:

Princess Cruises: Preparing For Your Cruise

Princess Cruises: What To Pack

Princess Cruises: Terms & Conditions

DNR Cruise Time Line

Time Of Booking: Payment In Full.

Aug 1, 2017: Additional suggestions of items to pack, including optional costumes for parties, etc. will be sent my mail 60 days before sailing. Itinerary of DNR exclusive activities will also be available 60 days before sailing. Hot Mex and other DNR Cruise logo shirts now available in the DNR Shop.

Oct 1, 2017: Welcome packet will be waiting for you on the ship which includes a complete daily itinerary, name tags, free gifts and more.

Questions? Email

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One Response to Hot Mex: Fall 2017 DNR Cruise

  1. Kathryn Gallaher November 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Derek and/or Romaine.
    Hi, I’d like to book a Balcony for the Mexi Cruise. Rumor has it thru today down payment is just $100. Derek I left you a message regarding this yesterday through the Instant Messages.
    Kelley can’t commit yet so I may also need a cabin mate.

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