Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has announced the introduction of a new ‘soft expedition’ program of voyages of exploration in Mexico.

This unique program offers an authentic and memorable way to explore Mexico’s incredible Sea of Cortez by visiting eight contrasting ports on an 11 night cruise itinerary.

The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) is one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet and described as a ‘living aquarium’ by the famous French explorer Jacques Cousteau.

From exotic islands to world renown vacation destinations, it presents a chance to discover truly breathtaking nature, infused with distinctive Mexican culture. These ‘soft expedition’ cruises sail from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) on the Mexican coast, conveniently located just over 200 miles from Phoenix, Arizona.

Commenting, John Dennis, VP, Sales and Marketing for CMV USA, said: “This is an exciting project that we have been very much looking forward to announcing in close cooperation with the Mexican states of Baja California Sur and Sonora and the state of Arizona – the first opportunity to cruise from Puerto Peñasco.”

“We are thrilled – not only to be Arizona’s de facto cruise line, but also to welcome guests throughout the country and internationally to experience this Sea of Cortez experience. With superb airlift into Phoenix and Tucson, we anticipate great interest from many international markets.”

Chris Coates, Group Commercial Director of CMV commented, “The largely undiscovered pristine waters of the Sea of Cortez present the Group’s first foray into the soft expedition cruise sector, inaugurating our new ‘Voyages of Exploration’ collection.

In tandem, CMV’s Astoria that will perform the program offers a unique, classic boutique style and an authentic cruise experience, supported by an enrichment program and supplemented by classical and more popular themed entertainment. Carrying a compliment of just 500 mainly North American and Mexican guests, and structured as an ‘inclusive’ sailing with gratuities and house wine/beer with lunch and dinner included, provides for attractive price points and a great value proposition.”

CMV’s Treasures of The Sea of Cortez voyages also present pre and post-cruise opportunities in Arizona as well as in Mexico that will give travellers even more options to discover the surrounding areas.

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