First west coast cruise

Carnival Panorama Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2020

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9392

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

We had a great time for our very first west coast cruise, took about a good two days to adjust to the time changes.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Had no issues purchased faster to the fun and bypassed everyone!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
For us the food was ok. Is it normal for the breakfast buffet has the same items almost everyday? The food we had at brunch was alright maybe we ordered the wrong food. The biscuit was hard, the steak had no flavor, the eggs were not as I imagined (scrambled well with cheese) ends up being some pre-made eggs with cheese sprinkled on top. They also changed the menu, one of my favorite of lox’s and bagels now cost $5 and it didn’t see the cereal crusted French toast! My wife did enjoy the cheese grits with eggs mixed in. But we often left hungry and had to find something else to eat.

Ji Ji Asian Kitchen

5 out of 5

Our dinner here was amazing!!! Our wait staff was amazing and the chef created something for us as a pre-appetizer and it was so good. It was like a cube shaped potato deep fried with cheese on the inside and some amazing sauce to drip on top. We got the beef short ribs, spicy shrimp, hakka style noodles, shrimp dumplings, slow-braised pork belly and fried rice with chicken and shrimp. For dessert we had caramelized crepes and fried wonton (I tore this up!!!) My wife didn’t care for it. Best $30 spent, keep us full for most of the night. Also during lunch time this is where you find the Mongolian wok. It gets packed quick arrive early and it’s also delicious!!! We found this out towards the end of our cruise. If we would have know, we would have it everyday for lunch!!!

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The food was amazing the Waygu steak was moist and tender!! The Yukon mashed potatoes with wasabi was amazing!!! The service could have been better! As soon as we sat down and got water poured in our glasses. Our waitress came to take our order and we just opened the menu.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

It’s Guy’s burger!!! I always get the ringer and it didn’t disappoint!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Would have like to had an opportunity to get in the jacuzzi, but every time we went by them they were full.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved all the shows in the Liquid Lounge! My only complaint is that it is small and if you don’t get there super early. You will end up being stuck behind a column. Same thing goes for the comedy club! Basically if it’s something or someone you really want to see get there when the doors open.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Walls are very thin darn near heard every conversation, kids crying and loud snoring! So keep this in mind if I can heard them so clearly they can hear us as well 😉

Ship tip

Until you make Platinum status buy faster to fun! Any show you want to see get there when the door opens if you want a good seat.

Ports of call

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
Booked a city tour excursion through carnival beforehand. Had a great time, if you never been it’s a good time!! If Alma there take her tour, she is the best!!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Booked ATV excursion outside of Carnival and we had a blast!! Had no issues getting back to the ship in plenty of time.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Booked private island tour through carnival beforehand, somewhat pricey! Just wished had more time on the island!

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Had no issues we bought faster to the fun and was off the ship around 8:30am. I just wished when you picked up your luggage they would let you exit out the back to the customs line. Instead of walking back to the front where you entered to stand in line to exit.
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