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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 10, 2010
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Splendor's club night life was boring.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cozy and clean, with plenty of storage areas. We purchased an Ocean view window. "We got two PORT HOLES!." Watch what you pay for.
5 out of 5
Fun shopping and great show excursion - "Spectacular Show" is a must see.
Don't Miss: Spectacular Show
5 out of 5
Great excursions. Beautiful city. Very tropical. People are nice and shopping is great.
5 out of 5
Breath taking views. Lots of shopping options and great restaurants.
Don't Miss: Land's End view. 'It is breath taking.'

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!

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