Carnival Panorama Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 60

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2019

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 14201

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Would go on the Panorama again with a different itinerary. The spa itself is great and I had several wonderful treatments - a facial, two massages, pedicure, etc. My daughter loved Club O2 and the Air Zone. Missed having the art gallery on board. The cruise director Emma was very entertaining.


5 out of 5
Very organized embarkation and disembarkation.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Guys Burgers are the bomb. Great steaks in the dining room. The signature melting cake is a great ending to a meal. The Chocolate Extravaganza on the Panorama is not very extravagant. Drinks are not made according to menu description - a pet peeve. I don't drink to get drunk, I like my drink to actually taste good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The thermal spa was messy and over crowded everyday. My daughter really enjoyed the teen club. The Panorama does not have an art gallery which I missed.


5 out of 5
The comedians were very funny. The group that plays in the atrium uses electric violins and they were amazing. The shows were enjoyable too.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Dustin in O2 was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Johnathon was awesome.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Common areas were very clean. Thermal spa not so much.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved this spa cabin at the very front of the ship - would book it again.

Ship tip

If you like to spa, go to the Ladies Pamper Parties. The specials offered at the end are great deals.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
We went to the Los Angeles Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Both were amazing.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
We booked a third party catamaran tour - EcoCat. The boat was huge. The drinks were strong. The lunch was good. The snorkeling was so-so.

Mazatlan, Mexico

1 out of 5
Did not like Mazatlan. We chose the hop on hop off bus to get around town. There were safety concerns. It is obviously a very poor area of Mexico. Beach reminds me of Galveston as opposed to the Caribbean.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
PV is a very pretty area. Beautiful beach. We bought all inclusive day passes directly from the Sunscape resort. The food and drinks were good. Really nice pool. Seems like a beautiful resort. We Uber'd in PV without a problem.


5 out of 5
Very organized disembarkation.
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