Mexican Riviera

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We left on January 24, 2010 on the Carnival Splendor. The ship is beautiful. This is our 9th cruise and we were very impressed with the ship. We read some negative comments on line about the ship being "pink" but we did not feel it overpowered the decor. Cohesive theme on this ship. Dining rooms were The Gold pearl and the Black pearl and were decorated accordingly. Stunning. This ship is the most elegant of the Carnival ships we have been on. Luxurious lounges and wonderful live bands! Beware though, Mazatlan is disgusing and I cannot understand why they stop there.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Best food on any cruise hands down. Also this ship has a free sushi bar every night, free pizza 24 hours, Indian food a deli and hamburgers and hot dogs all free. Also they have gone to 24 hour room service!


5 out of 5
Great bands and the biggest thing is Carnival offers 2 occasions for FREE drinks, They will bring you whatever you ask for. You can have a mixed drink or beer. You do not have to have those premixed awful concoctions! Both events last an hour or more and you easily could have 3 to 4 drinks. Amazing!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
A+ with friendliness and our waiters had our preferences down by the 3rd dinner. ie: lemon on the table for water, Ice tea at your place when you got there.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was spotless everyday. Layout is a bit confusing but we enjoy "exploring" the ship. Difficulty even with a map to find the internet cafe and the Gold Pearl dining room.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Staterooms were the same as always but now have flat screen TV and all get the use of free robes while on board.

Pros: Cabo San Lucas

Cons: Mazatlan

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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