Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

some things we loved and a few less than

Sail Date: September 04, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

BIG-took a while to get oriented. fairly nicely appointed,our room was very nice and it had a big enough balcony to sit and enjoy. Jacuzzis could have been a bit hotter

Pros: balcony,free room service,ice cream cones 24/7,towel animals, nice staff,daily schedules delivered to your room,some of the musicians

Cons: land and sea tour in cabo,confusing time changes,lowering spa prices as week went on and you had already paid full price, inability to use spa treatment pools for just one day(they required you purchase the whole week, very noisy, telephone wake up system very confusing

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
food was good,most things not great,mongolian diner took 45 minutes to get throught the line
musicians great,particularly the philipino couple,the 4 piece jazz band,Issac, and the Jamaican reggae guys
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
we don't have kids but it looked like there was many amenities that were focused on them
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
the land part of the land and sea was a joke-we felt rushed and it was a waste of time and money. Spend less money and arrange your own tour on the dock.Renting a wave runner was fun but expensive ($90 an hour) and the guy bringing me back to the marina wanted 5 bucks that was not part of the deal.Partying in Cabo was fun but they want you back on the ship-to pull back out to sea and cruise around only to come back at 7 am the next day-they want you to spend your money on board
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
tequila factory tour was fun but you can get it cheaper off the boat. Lanscapes are much prettier in PV than in cabo

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