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Carnival Panorama Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 21, 2019

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9354

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was an amazing experience. With a large group, a cruise lets everyone do their thing but yet still be a unit. Would definitely do it again. If you have a kid, it may be more difficult to do the evening activities.


5 out of 5
It was very easy and not stressful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was delicious. We ate like every three hours.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It was a little crowded. Wished everything was free vs having to pay additional fees.


4 out of 5
It was decent.

Children's Programs

Our 11 year old just stayed with us and didn't branch out.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Churchill in the Vista restaurant was awesome. Not only did he served us, he also did magic tricks for our table.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The casino could have been located elsewhere so the smoking wouldn't be a bother. The sports bar was quite small for 4000 passengers. People argued about what to show on the screens during football games.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We didn't spend too much time in it besides sleeping. Everything was fine.

Ship tip

Bring walkie talkies with earpieces, onsies, and book excursions ahead of time. Also go during not holiday season, it's half the price.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
No, just boarded here.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Lots of things to do. We were going to do an excursion but didn't have enough time. So just hung out at the beach.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Did a hop on hop off tour. It was okay.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did snorkeling, parasailing and banana boat. Lots of time to do stuff. Wish we had this much time at other ports.


5 out of 5
Easy and quick.
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