Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Pleasant and relaxing cruise

Sail Date: May 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

We had a nice trip. This was our first cruise, and it was a great experience for the family. Trip length was just about right. Although we enjoyed ourselves, we will probably go back to an all inclusive resort for our next family vacation.

Pros: crew and stewards

Cons: limited activities

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

Food and Dining
Buffet was basically glorified cafeteria food. We're kind of meat and potatoes types, but by the end of the trip we'd had enough of the food
I felt there was a lack of multiple activities. If you didnt wan to do the motown trivia, you had to wait an hour or so for the next activity. Some of the larger programs were very entertaining, and the family friendly comedy shows were very good.
Ship Quality
It took a couple days to figure out the layout of the ship. Areas were always clean, and in great condition.
Cabin / Stateroom
we enjoyed the room. Pleasantly located, comfortable, and great condition.
Service and Staff
great stewards, always pleasant and helpful.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We really enjoyed the "predator" zip line. Be prepared for some steep climbing. The gem was the swimming hole at the end of the tour. The rope swing and rock slide were very refreshing after hiking to the zip line stations. Dont forget your swimming suits. If you need a wonderful guide for PV contact Celia (, CEL. 011521322 7285745). She took us on a city tour, to the zip line, and to the beach. She shared lots of local information. She even provided a child car seat for our grandson. Tell her Shawn sent you.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Snorkeling at pelican rock was really good, but watch out for the jellyfish. We chartered a small sailboat (cabo sailing)for the morning. The crew was very pleasant and very relaxed. It would be less expensive to just get the snorkel tour to pelican, but it was still a great time.

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