Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

An enjoyable cruise

Sail Date: August 23, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first cruise, but two different family members had taken this same cruise on another ship. It was not as good as they had described. We had brought formal wear for all ocasions, but they only had three formal dress nights and no special Capains Dinner requiring black attire. There was very little dancing available for older adults, and no midnight buffets we had heard aboult. We stood in the swimming pool once because it was standing room only. The staff was very good. The rooms were always in top shape.

Pros: Staff was courteous and helpful.

Cons: Pools too small. Not the food estavagance that we expected.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Ship Quality
There should have been larger pools for adults. There was no large dancing areas, and it was all for kids and young adults.
Entertainment
Entertainment was good but not enough shows and variety.
Food and Dining
We enjoyed the few nights when proper attire was required. The food was very good but not as good as we had been told by others taking this cruise
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Mazatlan, Mexico
We went to Rock Island, which is really just an area acroos from the ship. We went horseback walking, because you were not allowed to make them go faster. The lunch was good and open bar. They may make their ice cubes from local water, because we all had a little stomach problem in the following days.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We have been here several times and enjoy it every time.
Don't Miss: If you have time fish. Snorkeling is good. Lots of shops.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We took the Safari jeep trip. It was good and if you like taquilla don't be the driver, you are not allowed to sample at the factory.


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