- Apr 29, 2001
14 night round trip is always okay so long as there is a stop outside the US (cruises to nowhere are not permitted), it’s the one way portion of this that is not permitted. You cannot sail from California to Hawaii with or without a stop in Mexico and exit the ship in Hawaii. Round trips departing from and returning to US ports are permitted.I'm no expert at all on this stuff, but if I understand you correctly your 2nd post above corrected the fact that cruises leaving and returning to a U.S. port CAN use a Mexican port stop to circumvent the maritime laws about this. I know for certain the 2012 14 night Hawaii DCL cruises departed from and returned to Long Beach, CA port with stops ONLY in Hawaii and a 1 port day stop in Ensenada, Mexico.