Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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2 out of 5

Carnival Splendor-nightmare

Sail Date: March 27, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

This was supposto be a FUN ship cruise..It was just a boring bummer ship.We have all cruised before.The itinerary was 1 sea day. 1 day in Matzalan, 1 day in Cabo,1 day in Puerta Vallarta. 2 sea days.Home... Before we ever left they cut out Matzalan due to the risks O.K. Then the day we left their was a emergency medical situation and we had to return to Long Beach. O.K. The intnerary changed again. 2 days in Cabo and 1 day in Puerta Vallarta. O.K. On the way back towards Cabo the itinerary changed again. 1 day in Cabo and 1 day in Puerta Vallarta. 4 sea days and 2 ports. Then my niece got sick and had to be taken to the hospital in Cabo. She had kidney stones. We had all purchased travel insurance. She had to stay in the hospital in Cabo they kept her HOSTAGE untill she could come up with the CASH to pay her 12000.00 hospital bill. They actually told her that they were going to keep her for another night until she came up with the money to pay the bill. again we all had purchased travlers insurance and also had private pay insurance. They (her and her Mom)were also forced to pay for a hotel, food, medical,expences and a flight home. My Daughter and I had to get back on the ship and continue the cruise with out them. .Carvival refused to give them any kind of refund for their trip. They were only on the ship for 2 days. Mexican nightmare..The travel insurance was worthless.

Pros: Cabo

Cons: itinerary changes

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice, but very small. Smaller than other cruises that we have been on.
Service and Staff
These people were not FUN. They were burned out and very short tempered.
Food and Dining
Fair food nothing great
Very boring - The staff is really burned out , rude and are truly having NO FUN!
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Lots of fun! Swimming with the dolphins is amazing!
Don't Miss: Dolphins
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Old Town is very nice. The large church is beautiful. The walk on the beach has beutiful sand sculptures and the view is beautiful/

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