Departing from the purpose-built liner port at Acapulco, Ocean Star Pacific commences a journey of the Mexican Pacific, stopping off at the tropical coastal gem of Huatulco and Puerto Chiapas on the Southern route and various combinations on the Northern route including Zihuatanejo / Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos along the way. There couldn't be a better starting point than the cosmopolitan city of Acapulco which is Mexico's oldest, largest, and most spectacular tourist resort. Excitement abounds at Los Cabos, where gray whales congregate each year during mating season and Puerto Chiapas will enthrall with its ancient pyramids, Baroque architecture and activity-rich Playa Linda Beach.
MV Ocean Star Pacific is the first cruise-class liner in Mexico and a national symbol of the country's efforts to modernize and expand its touristic economy. Launched in April 2011 by the newly formed Mexican cruise conglomerate Ocean Star Cruises, the Ocean Star Pacific is a step in a new direction for the nation and a fantastic way to see the Pacific.
Ocean Star Cruises bought the Ocean Star Pacific in 2009, setting about on a multi-million dollar refurbishment program that would bring her up to a par with modern liners. Ocean Star Pacific is the former world-class liner of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Built in Finland in 1971, she benefits from the superior European engineering and spacious design synonymous with the mega-liners in operation today. Among just a few of the nouveau amenities are the ambitious Transocean Art Gallery and South Africa Spa, along with a deck revamped solely for entertainment. Here, the superior refurbishment continues to include a Lido Buffet and Lido Deck around the pool, coupled with the Miami designed lounge and grill area. Expanded to a capacity for 1,017 guests, the spacious cruise liner now comprises 334 spacious cabana suites – each benefiting from an en-suite shower room; complimentary Wi-Fi access; a separate open-plan living area and 40 inch LCD screen television.
With the promise of a deluxe experience, trips are available ranging from 3 to 7 days, no passports necessary. All aboard the Ocean Star, for a taste of real Mexico you'll never forget!