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Carnival Panorama Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1430

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever cruise. Carnival are great to cruise with and Panorama is an incredible ship.


4 out of 5
Lines moved pretty quickly and staff were helpful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I thought the main dining room was fantastic and didn’t feel I was missing out at all by not booking a specialty restaurant. Buffet always had a great selection and we loved the pizza being available all day. Cocktails were delicious and there was a great variety.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fantastic activities throughout the day. We took part in a number of trivia and games. We also enjoyed lounging on the sun beds, using the hot pools and visiting the spa for some pampering.


5 out of 5
I absolutely loved the comedians! Very funny! We also enjoyed watching a stage show and listening to the fabulous musicians in the atrium .

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our steward was fantastic! Efficient and super friendly. The wait staff in the main dining area (Horizon) were amazing. So funny, friendly and good at their jobs. We found some of the bar staff and servers that some around asking for drinks a little less friendly than the rest of the staff but they were still good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy! Busy areas in the ship never looking anything other than tidy so maintenance was great.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Was enough space for my friend and I to share. Beds were comfortable and the amenities were good. TV, light up mirror, wardrobe etc all added to our comfort and ease. Was kept very Elena thanks to our steward.

Ship tip

Plan your days!! I missed out on things I wanted to do because there is always just so much on (which is awesome).

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Just boarded really. We went shopping.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the Camel riding with buffet lunch and tequila tasting. We would recommend this awesome experience.

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
We did the ATV with lunch and tequila tasting. I felt the safety briefing was a bit short (especially as a few of us had never driven one before) but it was possibly still my favourite. Had a lot of fun although didn’t visit the bakery as advertised as they said it was closed.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Did not visit port

It was pouring with rain so only walked to the shops.


5 out of 5
Very quick and smooth. We took our own luggage off so we’re able to leave early.

Traveler Photos

Camel riding Lunch Lido deck Ship aft
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