Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 details released

The 2018 west coast sailing is returning to beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. After a wildly successful visit to Cabo in 2016 (check out my aftermovie), the demand to return to this destination has been overwhelming. So, back by popular demand, Groove Cruise headed to Cabo. In this post, you’ll find all of the known Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 details. From the exact dates to info on the ship, prices, and extras, this is what we know so far.

Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 details

  • When: October 10-14, 2018 (4 days)
  • Where: San Diego, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Ship: Norwegian Pearl

Groove Cruise Cabo event page


Want a chance to book early or win cool prizes? Enter the pre-sale contest.

Cabins for CABO18 go on sale Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 11am PT/2pm ET.

Keep reading for more Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 details.

The ship

The 4-day voyage to Cabo will be take place aboard the one-and-only Norwegian Pearl. I’m very familiar with this ship having sailed on it twice before for Groove Cruise Miami. It’s one of my favorite ship layouts.

I’m excited that the west coast will get to enjoy the NCL Pearl, but I’m also excited to hear that the ship was part of a $400 million enhancement initiative. I thought it was great already. I can’t wait to see what the ship offers now.

The Norwegian Pearl features 13 restaurants, 16 bars, a bowling alley, a casino, and a spa with a thermal suite.

The ship also has “Haven” suites. This limited selection of cabins come with a balcony jacuzzi, a grand piano, and even your own butler.

The departure port

Less than three hours away from LA, CABO18 will be sailing out of San Diego. This is an awesome depature port. The port is very close to the airport and downtown. You could walk between all three if you choose.

Downtown San Diego has a bustling nightlife scene, and if you like animals, you can check out the world-renowned San Diego Zoo while you’re there (like I did in 2016). They have pandas which are incredibly rare around the world.

There will be a pre-party in San Diego before the ship sets sail so make plans to come at least a day or two early to start the weekend off right.

Watching the sunset over Coronado as the ship departed during the last Groove Cruise Cabo sailing was one of my favorite moments. It’s the thumbnail to my aftermovie from that event, and I still have a picture from that moment as one the wallpapers on my computer.

Groove Cruise Cabo literally sails off into the sunset.

The destination

Cabo. San. Lucas. Do I really need to say more?

With it’s famous arch, beautiful beaches, marine wildlife, and delicious food, Cabo San Lucas has been a highlight of my Groove Cruise experiences to date.


Just being aboard a Groove Cruise event is sure to be an unforgettable festival experience.

But, if you want to take it up a notch, there are some add-ons for you:

  • All you can drink beverage package ($89/person/day + 18% gratuities & taxes)
  • Skip the lines with the Whet Express pass
  • Captain’s Cocktail party tickets are available

Do you have to purchase of these? Nope. They are there if you want to take advantage of them, and I’ll have updates covering these soon.

Get ready to book your cabin

Remember, Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 goes on sale Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 11am PT/2pm ET.

You can win early access by entering the pre-sale contest.

Either way, exclusive early pre-bookings have already limited inventory, so you’ll want to book soon for the best selection of cabins and the lowest prices. Payment plans will be available starting at just $62/month/person.

Check back often as I’ll be posting the Groove Cruise Cabo 2018 details and updates as they become available.

Once cabin booking opens, be sure to use my discount code GrooveCruiseChris (How do I use this code?) for an easy and instant $50 off per person for your entire reservation (save up to $200/cabin).


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