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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 17, 2010
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The kids' camp was great. The shows were great including the comedian. Houskeeping was amazing and so were the waiters at the restaurant. Debarkation at end of trip was a nightmare. Took 5.5 hours to get off the ship. My biggest concern was the price of drinks, be it alcolic or non.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was too generic. Mexican food was not authentic, asian food (i.e. california rolls were not good/fresh). Romm service sandwiches were good.


5 out of 5
Enjoyed the comedy, trivia, vegas type shows. Very entertaining.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Can't say enough. My kids enjoyed Camp Carnival.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very nice crew.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
stateroom was at the bottom rear of boat. I think I was right over the rudder of the ship. Everytime the ship would dock the entire stateroom would shake and wake us up. Very clean and confortable as far as the layout.
3 out of 5
Same. Too touristy. Had to go to a timeshare seminar in order to avoid paying a ride and beach use for the day.
3 out of 5
Too touristy. I didn't want to see the tourist trap attractions. I wanted to see old puerto vallarta. We have hotels and beaches here in Southern California.
5 out of 5
I liked this destination most of all. Hired a small glass bottom boat for $50 for 10 people for a ride to and from the beach area including a 40 minute tour of the coral reefs. We had lots of fun here.
Don't Miss: glass bottom boat tour

Pros: shows and kids camp

Cons: drinks way too expensive, had to pay for soda, paid almost $19 for two red bull/vodka drinks because they charged 1 can of red bull and two vodkas with ice (highway robbery); food was generic

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

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