Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

a nice trip to try just once

Sail Date: August 08, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Carnival Cruise Splendor Ship 7 day cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Matzalan, and Cabo San Lucus was a fun ship for our family to have our summer vacation. Mom, Dad, 18 yo, 14 yo, 10 yo. Some complaints you should know. They automatically charge you tips for the service and this has made staff less service orientated. They are not working for their tips anymore, they know they are getting it anyway. I encountered rude cocktail servers, rude table waiters, rude office staff. There was a time when people excelled at service to get better tips....too bad that concept is gone. You can tip accordingly, but you need to go to customer service to have them take off the tip charge. We loved our Steward Joseph on the 7th floor!!!!! We loved the magician Ram and the shows! Great dancers and singers! Also watch out for the teenager club. They really don't care about what your teenager does, comes and goes. I saw an older boy about 20 bring a cocktail to the outside of the teenager club O2 and give a this young girl about 17 this drink which she pounded down and then went back in. We loved the cruise but will go on Princess or Royal Carribean next time.

Pros: activities and entertainment

Cons: service

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

Children's Programs
not enough supervision. i saw a young girl being fed a cocktail from an older boy just outside the door of the teenager club.
Cabin / Stateroom
had oversized balcony. doors are really skinny and hard to get in and out of your cabin
Entertainment
great entertainment
Ship Quality
very clean. the cleaning staff was wonderful. it's the food and drink staff that don't smile, are "blazay" and seem tired and overworked. loved the decor!!!!
Food and Dining
good
Service and Staff
some were great, most were average, some were rude. none are working for their tips because they know they automatically get them where Carnival puts on your account for you. you can take off and tip accordingly if you like.
Mazatlan, Mexico
just got off the port here. nice shopping here. nice place to have chips and a cervaza. this place looked really poor :( humidity heat.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
find your personal taxi driver and he'll give you a tour. didn't like that the port area encourage young (even underage) drinkers. we walked along a beach, found a nice restaurant, ate there, stayed at their pool and drank their drinks for the rest of the day! that was awesome! humidity heat.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
love it love it love it. lots of action. loved seeing the fish come in that were caught off the boats like marlin. took excursion to Casa Dorado to hang at their pool and have a buffet lunch. we could have walked along the beach to this place and used this establishment. something all should know. they'll let you use their premises cuz you'll buy the food and drink there :) we are definitely coming back to Cabo. loved the dry heat :)


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