Mexican Rivera cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We had traveled with Carnival previously about 5 years ago. Compared to that experience, this time was noticably less. Last cruise was 5 stars every dining room meal without exception. This time, maybe 50% was excellent and the other half was mediocre to fair. Inconsistent food quality, as well as attention by servers.
We heard a regular refrain from other prior Carnival crusiers: 'this must be another cutback" . It is fairly obvious that the economy has hit here too.
The other odd thing about this particular trip was the Cabo San Lucas experience. There is no cruise ship dock here so passengers are shuttled ashore in 35' boats. The cruise used to visit Mazatlan, but does not do so anymore - I think this is due to the crime in that city. So instead we pull out in the evening and do a slow circle overnight for a 2nd day at Cabo. The silly thing about this plan is that Cabo can easily be done in 1 day - they should have given us a 2nd day at Puerto Vallarta, instead.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
already commented on above


3 out of 5
This cruise has 4 of 7 days at sea. Not alot of interesting passenger activities are provided. Good thing the sun was out.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
about average, nothing exceptional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
nice newer ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
great service by the room steward

Pros: New ship

Cons: odd itinerary, food quality has fallen,

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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