The best time I experienced!
Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This is my second cruise. My first one was on the Royal Caribbean and I was only 16 - so from what I did on Carnival was way different than what I did on the RC and I'm 23 now. I went with my best friend on the Carnival Splendor and had a blast!
First thing first: DO NOT buy excursions from Carnival! They are very expensive. Lucky for us, we waited til we arrived in Mexico, walked around the port and bought excursions from locals. First excursion we did on the first day we arrived in Cabo was snorkeling with Cabo Blue. It was fun! We paid only $35 each person and they provided us with snorkeling gear, good music, food and open bar! all for $35!
Second excursion we did the following day: Swimming with the Royal Dolphins. Like I said earlier, we got this excursion from locals. $165/person - it was the best one (we got to kiss the dolphin, ride two dolphins' dorsal fins, and did a foot push!) that was great.
Third excursion we did on the last day in Puerto Vallarta was Canopy River's ziplining tour! For $50/person. OMG! My friend and I both agreed that this was the best one out of all three excursions we did! Only because it gave us an adrenaline rush when we ziplined down 10 lines! the lines were really long too - it was scary the first 3 ziplines but you end up getting used to it and you just enjoy the view as you slide down the lines :) then we rode the mules back up to the place for about 20 mins. It was sprinkling a little bit while we were ziplining but the humidity of the weather made the summer of Mexico bearable. Because of the rain, Puerto Vallarta was less hot than Cabo.
Now meanwhile on the cruise, don't get me wrong. Carnival is fun! But it got old for awhile during the 7 day trip. We didn't know what to do anymore. There should be more entertainment provided. The shows weren't too entertaining to us. They should have magic shows or something other than musicals. And the professional pictures were really expensive! Buffet food should have mo
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: mostly everything! the club was fun and room service food and dinner were amazing!
Cons: buffet food wasn't all that great. room service took about 30-45 mins even if you're ordering water.