We’re taking the biggest celebration in the west to a new and thrilling ship with the best venues yet for a party! Indulge in a week of sunshine with great friends as we sail from San Diego to gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta, seductive Mazatlan, and exciting Cabo San Lucas. Add an awesome lineup of dazzling entertainers, great friends, and the biggest parties you've ever imagined. All at amazing low fares, starting from $699!

  • Mexican Riviera Cruise
  • October 14 - 21, 2018 Norwegian Pearl

Cruise Itinerary

  • October 14 San Diego   5:00 pm
  • October 15 At Sea  
  • October 16 Cabo San Lucas 10:00 am 5:00 pm
  • October 17 Puerto Vallarta 12:00 pm 2:00 am
  • October 18 Mazatlan 12:00 pm 6:00 pm
  • October 19 At Sea  
  • October 20 At Sea  
  • October 21 San Diego 7:00 am

San Diego

Great year-round weather, uncrowded beaches, world-class attractions, excellent restaurants, and a vibrant gay community make San Diego the perfect place to start. Look for some great local events the night before.

At Sea

Spend the day relaxing with friends. Linger over brunch. Take in our pool games, drop in for drag queen bingo, and don’t miss our first afternoon T-Dance. There’s nothing like a beautiful day sailing the Pacific coast.

Cabo San Lucas

Straddling the southernmost tip of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas is a sun-drenched paradise that offers exceptional scuba diving, snorkeling and world-class fishing. For those seeking a more mellow and relaxing time, Cabo offers some of the peninsula's best beaches where the desert meets the sea. Cabo San Lucas's other main attractions include an underwater nature preserve and the striking Land's End rock formations at one end of the bay.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has become Mexico’s favorite gay destination in recent years, attracting travelers with its mix of classic Mexican charm, casual atmosphere, beautiful beaches and fantastic year-round weather. Handicraft stores and art galleries line the streets of its quaint, cobblestone town center. At night, Vallarta’s many gay and gay-friendly restaurants, bars, and clubs offer everything from laid-back to the outrageous.


Mazatlan is a historic capital as well as a beach resort and lively, romantic town. Returning travelers rave about the welcoming Mazatlecos as well as the beaches, the food, the weather, the music, and the feeling of never wanting to leave.

At Sea

After three days of on the beach, it’s time to indulge. Treat yourself to a spa day. Or hang by the pool with new friends. This day is all about relaxing. Until T-dance time, and our biggest evening party of the week!

At Sea

Relax. Connect. Play. Sleep in a bit, and join a few friends for brunch. Drop into the spa for a pampering treatment or refreshing workout. And wait until you see how we wrap things up for you with some of the finest entertainment at sea.

San Diego

“America’s Finest City” is always bustling with energy. From gay nightclubs in Hillcrest and activities in Balboa Park to entertainment arenas like Sea World, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and the Safari Park, San Diego is a great city to enjoy even after the cruise. 

Disembarkation begins at approximately 8 AM, and we do not recommend flights earlier than 11 AM.

The Hottest Ship. All-New for 2018.

Sail with 2300 friends from around the world on the stunning Norwegian Pearl for the ultimate celebration as we explore the azure seas of the Pacific. Fresh from a multimillion-dollar upgrade, Pearl features a stunning central pool deck, with incredible open spaces for dancing under the sun and stars. You’ll love her innovative modern look, enticing restaurants, full-service spa, and spectacular performance venues. 

Atlantis started cruising Norwegian back in 1998 and is thrilled to return on one of the most exciting ships sailing today.

Mexico’s Best Beaches & Gay Destinations

Explore the Pacific’s most alluring beaches and cities, including a late-night stay in gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta with plenty of time to enjoy the city’s incomparable nightlife and beach culture. Dive, fish, or snorkel in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, or head out to explore to a nearby uninhabited beach. And discover the best of authentic Mexico in the charming city of Mazatlan, a remarkable beachfront metropolis.

Or find your perfect place in the sun during our three fabulously entertaining days at sea to enjoy all that Atlantis has to offer.

Endless Fun. Your Way.

Of course, there’s so much to do onboard that you might never leave the ship. From our daytime pool games to festive afternoon T-dances, you’ll always be entertained.  Take in an afternoon Bingo (the gayest bingo ever) session, indulge in a long brunch with friends, play a game of volleyball, or find a quiet deck chair on Pearl’s massive outdoor decks. And when you’re ready to really relax, drop into the spectacular Polynesian-themed spa featuring every imaginable treatment along with one of the largest and most complete fitness centers at sea. 

Amazing Entertainment. Everywhere.

Our white-hot entertainment lineup stars a mix of fresh and familiar Atlantis performers including our own stellar gay circus show, Miss Richfield 1981, La Voix, and so much more. We’ll even invite a special guest or two from Broadway, TV, or beyond. Past years have featured Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Kathy Griffin, Jennifer Hudson, Chita Rivera, Roseanne, and so many others. Who knows who might show up this year!

And that’s just the beginning! Throughout the ship we’ll showcase Atlantis comedians, cabaret stars, drag performers, piano bar entertainers, and other original shows. It’s the biggest festival of gay entertainers on the planet!

Legendary Parties. On Our Best Pool Deck Yet.

Nothing compares to dancing under the stars or afternoon sun on the wide-open top decks of a cruise ship, and Pearl boasts one of the most perfect venues we’ve ever seen. An incredible and diverse set of spectacular parties will rise up from this remarkable space, featuring concert sound, amazing lights, dazzling lasers, mesmerizing video, and the friendliest crowd yet. The world’s top gay DJs headline our signature themes and wide-ranging musical styles, plus a special guest from the mainstream world.

In addition to costume events, you’ll find musical tributes to Classic Disco, 80s retro, great divas from the 90s, and a few more original events. Regardless of your taste in music, or temperament for a party, we will blow your mind.

A Little Bliss

Pearl boasts a brand-new venue called Bliss Ultra Lounge that Atlantis will use in new and innovative ways both day and night. Two full-size bowling alleys flank each side of this lounge inspired by all things spherical – think bubbles, color and ultraviolet artwork. It’s an otherworldly venue that will be a playground by day and the ultimate after-after hours late at night.

The Cruise for Everyone

Whether you’re a single traveler, cruising with friends, or getting away with your partner, our Mexico cruise offers the perfect vacation for everyone. Our Room Share Program makes it easy for single guests to sail affordably. Friends will always find options to satisfy everyone’s taste and plenty of ways to get together. And there’s no better place for a couple to discover the joys of traveling together than in a welcoming all-gay environment.

We design our cruise experiences to welcome all, and always attract a great mix of singles, couples, and friends from all over the world! 

Awesome Deals from $699

If you’ve ever thought about trying Atlantis, or have traveled with us for years, we’ve made it easier than ever with fares from $699. And sailing from San Diego is convenient from virtually anywhere. Our Mexico cruise is still the best value in gay vacations!

But don’t delay. The last time we sailed on Norwegian, our Mexico cruise sold out in record time and this year looks better than ever!