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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 07, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
In general all was as I expected it to be; clean rooms, plenty of food, and plenty of options. Here are somethings I wish were different;

- They really need to make these ships smoke free. We took long detours around the hallways to avoid the lobby and casino areas and unfortunately we weren't always successful. They made the youth and children meeting clubs right there by the casino. It was inescapable.

- I think Carnival borders on not being kids appropriate; from saucy Maitre D's and cruise director comments to adult pool contests, to Vegas like shows.

- My kids hated the salt water pools, and the lack of good kids or youth programs. Other cruiseliners were great on bringing kids together for long lasting penmanship, but not in Carnival. My daughter stopped going to O2 club as she often found it empty.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Not sure why they dock 2 days in Cabo. One day there is plenty.
Don't Miss: Jet Skiing and Parasailing were fun.
5 out of 5
If you like originality and natural beauty, nothing beats Puerto Vallarta.
Don't Miss: Ocean views from hills through the old downtown.

Pros: Rooms, Food, Friendly Atmosphere, Great Gym

Cons: Smoking, not quite kids appropriate, scant youth programs, salt water pools

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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