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Carnival Panorama Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Panorama

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Carnival Panorama

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7311

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

We liked cruising to the ports of Mexico, but this is the second time we have not enjoyed Carnival. Purchasing a Grand Suite, we thought we would receive more perks based on the upgrade. Also, we were not told that we could have boarded earlier than 1:30 which was listed on our boarding passes. The food in the Marketplace buffet should have been of better quality and offer more variety. Having staff serve the plates should have been done the entire cruise instead of after the one day delay as well as requiring hand sanitizing.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
We didn't receive accurate time for our priority bording

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
main dining room-good. specialty restaurants-very good buffets-horrible, needs lots of improvements

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
we did not do any activities

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
our cabin steward Edy was excellent. Janice and Daniel were good, and Jorge and staff were just ok in the Vista vista.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Every thing was very good

Ship tip

We have no tips because we were held on the ship and were charged full price for beverages while we were detained, which added an extra $100 to our account. Carnival should have been more generous due to the inconveniences.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
We had to wait getting into the terminal, and it was chaotic with baggage handling and traffic

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
This was a very good excursion booked through RCI. It was enjoyable tour to Lands End and to the glass factory

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
Took a taxi downtown, shopped, met nice people and ate okay food

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Our whale watching shore excursion booked through RCI was the best part of our cruise.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Where do I start! There was limited info on why we were delayed but the final disembarkation went smoothly
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