Pleased and Surprised!!!!

Carnival Panorama Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11205

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Prior to this cruise, We have not cruised Carnival since 2009. We completed 10+ cruises on Royal Caribbean. The reason we chose Carnival was the itinerary. Well I must say I was pleasantly surprised. This trip was wonderful. Panorama is beautiful. The service was great, the food was great and we will be traveling Carnival again.


5 out of 5
Took less than 15 minutes to get on board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dining room was nice. I didnt really like the set up, kind of tight. Specialty restaurants were wonderful and buffet was really nice and very clean.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We didnt do any of the activities other than trivia, but they offered a lot, loads of fun.


5 out of 5
There was a new stage show every night and it was always exciting. The performers were really good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was really great. We had one waiter/bartender that seem to really hate his job, but it didnt change our experience, we just switched bars, LOL.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was nice, Stewart was excellent. The cabin was always clean and well kept. Mattress was great.

Ship tip

Bring a jacket, its always cold. No bar soap, gel dispensers with really nice shower gel and shampoo. No straws for drinks, only candy straws. All elevators are operated from the outside. No buttons on the inside, really cool.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
We spent the nigh before at downtown Holiday Inn, it was average.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always a great port. You have to try Office on The Beach. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is always up beat.

Mazatlan, Mexico Did not visit port

wasnt interested

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Had a great time


1 out of 5
Word to the wise, the arrivals and departing for passengers is in the same area. Be prepared for a delay leaving the ship. It was crazy and very disorganized.
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