Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Pretty Nice

Sail Date: September 12, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Ship is pretty nice. We had a spa deck room which gave us free access to the Spa and that was sweet, highly recommend the spa deck. Got a table for 2 at the Dining room, which isn't much fun, but our server was weak and disinterested in our table, only ate at the dining room 3 times because of this. Room service was always running behind, but decent. Pinnacle steakhouse was exceptional. Highly recommend it. Food overall was good for Carnival. Short port in Cabo sucked, Mazatlan is a dump in my opinion. Decent cruise.

Pros: Spa Deck and Pinnacle Steakhouse

Cons: Large lines and slightly disinterested employees

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

Food and Dining
Pinnacle is excellent. Everything else is decent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Short port so didn't do much. Enjoyed just eating and drinking at the Marina.
Mazatlan, Mexico
Its a dump in my opinion. FULL of people selling junk and not leaving you along. Step on the beach and its a constant barrage of selling pitches. Got old real quick and altogether Mazatlan is dirty.
Don't Miss: Shrimp Factory in the Golden Zone. UNBELIEVABLY GOOD peel & eat shrimp!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Didn't take a cruise excursion. Had a van take us to a smaller port where we took pangas to a very quiet beach that had great food, reasonable beer and peace and quiet.

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