Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Great cruise but too many people.

Sail Date: March 06, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Carnival needs to perfect "people moving" to make it an enjoyable experience for all. Many complaints about the initial boarding with up to a 3 hr. wait "in line" to board. Also long lines in each port to board ship. My husband and I are elderly and would not take a cruise again on such a large ship.

Pros: Tours in Cabo and Puerto

Cons: 2 1/2 hr. wait to board ship & long lines for all.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Ship Quality
Had to go up one floor, walk along corridor to next elevator, then go down one floor to get where you wanted to go. Could not pass through direct on 4th floor.
Service and Staff
Would have liked to have something other than ships dancers and singers every night.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice size - very comfortable. Had ocean view room on 1st floor - quiet and smooth sailing.
Food and Dining
We were not offered "Any time dining option" when we booked our cruise. Others did have this option - Could not change to this option on board.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Have been to Puerto several times. Love shopping along the "river" in town.
Don't Miss: Best Value & Wonderful 5 hr. excursion "Rhythms of the Night" (Wonderful!)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo is our favorite port - beautiful bay.
Don't Miss: Land and Sea Excursion was wonderful - Good value

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