A much needed fun vacation!

Carnival Panorama Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 22, 2020

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9261

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, a very fun vacation. Never a dull moment on the ship, our cruise director Emma and her fun squad was awesome and made everything enjoyable. There was lots of activities on the ship, we did the Sky ride, ropes course, trivia, karaoke and the brewery tour ($) All the crew were very nice and helpful with every request and questions. I would come back to this ship again in the future, and also follow where CD Emma is cruising next!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Our boarding time was scheduled for 1:30PM but we were on the ship by 12 noon!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
there was always things to do that fits your cup of tea. Emma throws the best dance parties!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had my time dining but had the same server! He was the best. Our room steward Dudi was also great!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was always clean. Staff was always picking up after everyone else's plates and cups. The elevators sometimes ran slow because we would have to stop at each floor that somebody would press but no one gets off.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Was only at the cabin to sleep and shower so it was fine. We were on the 9th floor, forward so when the water was rough it was crazy and I felt extremely sea sick. It was very quiet for being above the lido deck and buffet. Dudi was an awesome steward!

Ship tip

Have fun and enjoy!! Try the steakhouse too!

Ports of call

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
My favorite day! Didn't book an excursion through carnival but booked online through puertovallartatours.net We had a combo of Horseback riding, zip lining, and ATV tour for only $169 for 2! It lasted 6 hours and came with tequila tasting and free lunch. My boyfriend loved their tequila so he purchased a bottle to take home. We were a bit late to the excursion because of ship time difference with local time but they completely understood and waited for us at the given location. It was only the 3 of us the entire tour (my boyfriend and I + tour guide) It really felt like a private tour! It was very nice and safe and the tour guide did very well to make us feel comfortable. After everything was done the owner dropped us back to the port. We still had a couple of hours left so we decided to go to Walmart to buy some souvenirs which was right across the street from where the port was. Overall a really fun day!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
We didn't book an excursion through carnival but we just walked around the port and found a 3 hour boat ride with an Open bar, free lunch and snorkeling. It was only $35/person. Afterward, we walked around the little shops at the port. All the vendors were very pushy and very expensive. I found a hoodie that I liked and was selling it for $40, it wasn't even that soft! The lady was pushing me to buy it, I just had to get out of there!

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
It was Mardi Gras this day so there were lots of decorations and festivities on the road. It would have been better if we got to watch the actual parade but we had to be back on the ship right before they started. We love Mazatlan as it's very cheap. We took a taxi to the aquarium and watched sea lions and birds. Then took another taxi to the beach and just relaxed for a couple hours. There was a restaurant called Panchos right by it which was very delicious.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Was off the ship by 11AM. Customs was smooth.
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