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Join us for seven days of unforgettable fun as we set sail on the stunning Norwegian Bliss for the seven day Hot Mex adventure along the Mexican Riviera. Plus save 15% or more off published rates on standard balcony and club balcony categories when you book NOW.

The Norwegian Bliss is a new, state-of-the-art Breakaway Plus class ship with luxurious accommodations including studio cabins for solo travelers (space is limited) plus drink free when you choose the Open Bar beverage package as one of your included options. Book early for the best spaces and prices!

Save up to 15% or more when you book early! Prices start at $1398 for solo travelers with all four promo items included, discount balcony cabins $2550 for couples (double occupancy).  To get started, please fill out the DNR Travel Information Form below

It's seven days of fun in the sun at incredible prices. Go snorkeling, ride an ATV, dine on local cuisine and make friends to last a lifetime. 


Day 1

Date : February 11, 2024


Set sail on the Norwegian Bliss. Sail away party, show your DNR Pride, group dinner.

Day 2

Date : February 12, 2024

At Sea Day

Koffee Klatsch and a bunch of at sea day activities to keep you busy and get you acquainted with the group

Day 3

Date : February 13, 2024

Cabo San Lucas

A day of fun in beautiful Cabo San Lucas. Explore the port, join one of our exclusive group excursions or stay on the ship and relax.

Day 4

Date : February 14, 2024


A day of fun and romance in beautiful Mazatlan. Explore the port, join one of our exclusive group excursions or stay on the ship and relax. Later celebrate Valentines Day with an intimate dinner for two or join Derek and singles looking to mingles aboard the ship.

Day 5

Date : February 15, 2024

Puerto Vallarta

A day of fun in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Explore the port, join one of our exclusive group excursions or stay on the ship and relax.

Day 6

Date : February 16, 2024

At Sea Day

Enjoy a day at sea full of special DNR fun and theme parties.

Day 7

Date : February 17, 2024


A day of fun in beautiful Ensenada. Explore the port, join one of our exclusive group excursions or stay on the ship and relax.

Day 8

Date : February 18, 2024


Depart the ship and head home, or hang out for an extra day or two in Southern California.

Cruise prices include: cabin stay, meals in most restaurants, numerous shipboard activities and shows. Most DNR events and activities on the ship plus exclusive DNR Cruise packet are included at no additional cost. Here are some sample prices (subject to availability and change without notice):

$2199 Inside Cabin (taxes included for two passengers)

$2550 Balcony Cabin (taxes included for two passengers)

$2829 Mini Suite Cabin (taxes included for two passengers

DNR Group Promotion: Special promotional package includes up to all four of your choice of Open Bar, premium dining, NCL shore excursion credit or onboard WIFI credit. Inside and studio cabins pick two.

WhatsApp Chat

Add the WhatsApp app to your smartphone and join the Hot Mex 2024 chat group to coordinate your plans and get updates on the cruise. 

Host Hotel and Bon Voyage Party

Host Hotel Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor.  Book Hot Mex rate.

$245/night for 1 King or 2 Queen rooms. Park and sail parking additional fee.

Saturday Pre-Sail Events: Some people are going to Universal Studios or Disneyland on Saturday, although neither is close to the host hotel. We have recommended places to see, explore and eat near the host hotel and we will have a bon voyage meet-up at Executive Suite in Long Beach. Happy hour is from 7-9pm. Derek and Romaine will be there by 8pm. No cover before 10pm so arrive early!

We are not doing a DNR event on Friday 2/9/24 or planning a Disneyland trip but if you would like assistance with booking hotels/park tickets at Disneyland that weekend (or anytime!) email Derek at derek@dnrstudios.com. 

Shore Excursions

We have recommended NCL excursions you can book at NCL.com which will be combinable with the Free At Sea Shore Excursion Credit. It is $50 per CABIN not per person and discount will be reflected on the first passenger in the cabin. There will be plenty of space available on all excursions and our group will be easy to spot on these adventures.  

Cabo San Lucas- Chileno Bay Snorkel- $129

Puerto Vallarta- ATV Adventure & Village Tour- $129

Mazatlán- Salsa & Salsa- $119

Ensenada- Port Visit Canceled By NCL

We also have some other excursion options through VentureAshore. Use the WhatsApp chat group to connect about your plans on planned excursion or to book other adventures together. 

Price Exclusions

Base fare prices for cruise cabins don’t include additional charges for taxes, port charges and onboard gratuities. Gratuities will also be added with selection of Open Bar and/or Premium Dining options as part of the DNR Group Promotion.

Some shows and premium dining experiences are not included in your base fare. NCL and other DNR excursions are not included in your base fare.

No additional cost to be part of the DNR group as long as reservation is booked through DNR Travel. For non-DNR and outside reservations including Casinos @ Sea or use of other travel agents, an additional fee of $199 will apply to join in DNR group actives. Studio cabins and inside cabins booked outside the group promotion (with all four promo items) include an additional $49/person booking fee. 

Reservations made through NCL.com can be moved into our DNR group at no fee within 30 days of reservation date.

Getting started is easy1 Fill out the DNR Travel Information Form to tell us a bit about yourself and what kind of cabin you are looking for. You will be contacted in the order your form is received. Usually within 48 hours.

NCL cruises have a Pick Four Promotion which includes their drink package (soda, beer and wine by the glass and cocktails) dining (most dining venues are included and your reservation includes 2 premium experiences as well), shore excursion credit ($50/port toward any NCL excursion) and Wifi Credit (150 minutes of free wifi, can be upgraded to unlimited packages for an additional fee). You will also be responsible for daily onboard gratuities which can be paid during the cruise or prepaid during online check in before sailing. Plus DNR group activities are included as well as cruise swag to help make your trip more fun.

YES!! Our group experience is great for solo travelers. Plenty of friends to make and people to hang out with. Plus the ship includes studio cabins priced for solo travelers and a solo lounge to hang out with other solo travelers. You can also book any standard category as a solo traveler (double occupancy rates do apply).

Most DNR cruises are approximately 150-200 passengers on a ship that holds 4000 passengers. We like to keep the groups at this size as it makes it easier to meet and connect with the full group over the week.

Of course! Most of our group is LGBTQ but we do have straight people who join our group and many of our group like to book extended friends and family. As a smaller group onboard, it is the best of both worlds: a great LGBTQ group to hang out with and an overall cruise experience for the rest of your friends and family to enjoy as well.

Standard NCL deposit is $250/passenger although NCL frequently offers a lower deposit of $250. You can also use a Cruise Next or Cruise First deposit. Deposit can be charged to any credit card. Our team will connect with you by phone to get your card info, any your questions and set up regular monthly payments, if you like.

Deposits and payments made by credit card are fully refundable up to 120 days before sailing. Cruise Next and Cruise First deposits are returned to account if canceled up to 120 days before sailing. Within 120 days of sailing NCL cancelation penalties will apply. Always consider travel insurance for unexpected occurrences.

You don't need travel insurance for the cruise until final payments 120 days before sailing. At final payment time you can concern NCL Booksafe Insurance as an add-on with your reservation. You can also consider outside insurance through a company like Allianz which can cover other parts of your trip including airfare, hotel etc. We do recommend at least getting the Essentials coverage through NCL during online check-in ($35/passenger) as it covers you for unexpected medical onboard and if your bags don't make it to the ship, the two most likely unexpected events of concern.