Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

"Great Cruise!"

Sail Date: October 10, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

My wife and I are 49 and 54. We purchased a Stateroom with a large ocean view. Instead, we got two port holes, "oh well". We had a great cruise experience and met some good friends. Our dinner partners were from Arizona and we are from California. We sailed to the Mexican Riviera. Our Sailing date was 10-10-10. My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on 10-12-10. The Carnival Splendor was amazing, it's like a brand new ship! Even though we were disapointed not to get the window we paid for. We have sailed with Carnival twice and once with Royal Caribbean, and all we can say is "Wow. But it would have been nice to get what we purchased. "So watch what you pay for". We really like Royal Caribbean's style and service. Carnival was alot of fun, and the service was really great. We were not impressed with the Carnival Splendor's nightlife options. The shows were great but the clubs were not exciting. We missed the different night out feeling we got with Royal Caribbean. Our stateroom was cozy and very clean with plenty of storage areas. Overall we have to say the ship was impressive, the staff was wonderful as always, and if you have never sailed before and have KIDS, the Splendor is worth a try.

Pros: Great Food, met some wonderful friends.

Cons: Purchased a large ocean window view, recieved two port holes. "What a bummer!"

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Cozy and clean, with plenty of storage areas. We purchased an Ocean view window. "We got two PORT HOLES!." Watch what you pay for.
Splendor's club night life was boring.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Mazatlan, Mexico
Fun shopping and great show excursion - "Spectacular Show" is a must see.
Don't Miss: Spectacular Show
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Great excursions. Beautiful city. Very tropical. People are nice and shopping is great.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Breath taking views. Lots of shopping options and great restaurants.
Don't Miss: Land's End view. 'It is breath taking.'

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