7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Sail Date: October 10, 2010 Ship: Carnival Splendor Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Family (young children) Reviewed: 6 years ago
the ship was beautiful, the staff kept everyone happy and treated everyone like royalty, and the activities are geared towards every age group - you really know how to make sure EVERYONE has a good time!
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Only thing I didn't like is, we took one evening to eat without our kids to have a quiet, romantic dinner, and you sandwiched us inbetween two couples - not quiet, and not romantic at all. This should be an option!
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Two issues you may want to consider, nothing starts before 10am - my kids are up at 6am :) And, be flexible on age guidelines. My son turned 6 three days before the cruise and is already "young" for his age, so he never won anything, never got picked for anything, was always last in line, and was just younger than the rest. He had a good time but hanging around 8 year olds when he is in Kindergarten is a bit much - especially since all the activities are "competetive" and kindergarteners are generally not ready for that yet.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
everyone was awesome but the top notch guy was Abe, our room caretaker - he was THE best!
Stone Island excursion - did tour of Mazatlan via boat, had authentic lunch on the beach, and got to choose two activities (horseback riding, banana boats, boogie boards etc)
Don't Miss: Stone island excursion
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