The biggest party in the West starts in sunny San Diego as we sail to Mexico’s best beaches onboard the newly re-imagined Oosterdam. Come out and play with 1800 guys from around the world on the year’s hottest gay cruise of the year. All-new for 2017, with fantastic low fares from $699.

  • San Diego to Mexico Cruise
  • October 14 - 21, 2017 Holland America Oosterdam

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 to 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 summer 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. Whatever you look for in a Mexican vacation is on the menu in Mazatlan. 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. 

Endless Fun

Our ever-popular Mexico cruise is more fun than ever, featuring a newly redesigned ship and route designed to create seven perfect days of pure sensory overload. Sail the luxurious Oosterdam, where massive outdoor decks invite you to play in the sun by day and dance under the stars at night. 

Those Beaches

Explore the Pacific’s most alluring beaches, including a late-night stay in the gay-friendly beach resort of Puerto Vallarta. Dive, fish, or snorkel in alluring Cabo San Lucas, where adventure is a way of life. And discover the best of authentic Mexico in charming Mazatlan, a remarkable beachfront metropolis with a vibrant and varied culture. Or find your perfect place in the sun during our three relaxing days at sea.

Incredible Ways to Play

Oosterdam offers so many options onboard that you might never leave. From Atlantis’ zany pool games to signature T-dances, we’ll keep you smiling all day long. Take in an afternoon Bingo (yes, gay bingo) session, indulge in a leisurely brunch with friends, join in a game of volleyball, or simply lounge on the inviting outdoor decks under the Pacific sunshine. And when you’re ready to truly relax, head to the gorgeous full-service spa for every indulgent treatment imaginable.

The Hottest Shows

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.

And that’s just the beginning! Throughout the ship we’ll showcases top gay comedians, cabaret stars, drag performers, our own piano bar, and more to create the biggest festival of gay entertainers anywhere.

Dive into Our Parties

Oosterdam’s massive outdoor decks transform into the perfect space for a party, with concert sound, dazzling lights, brilliant lasers, and fascinating video productions. Three legendary DJs headline our signature theme parties and showcase a wide range of musical styles, from today’s hottest electronic style to a cavalcade of retro nights. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Great 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!