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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 03, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8387

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall a great cruise, plenty to do around the ship, and many places to relax if you wish. One downside is the internet. Very slow, I would not recommend trying to access work or college courses online. It would be very frustrating.


5 out of 5
Very organized and plenty of seating area.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room was beautiful. Pinnacle grill was fabulous. I was a little disappointed in the Buffet. Not many food choices and long lines.

Grand Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Christine at the piano bar was a wonderful entertainer. Talented, funny, sassy, naughty at times...

The Pinnacle Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Fabulous food, worth the extra money. A must do at least once.

Liner Bar

4 out of 5

Never too crowded to get a drink. Fast and efficient.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
we enjoyed playing the clue game and attending short meetings to get the clues, then the big reveal and prizes. The shows were fun, but we had the most fun at the casino.

Royal Flush Casino

5 out of 5

I did very well at the slots machines! It actually paid for my trip and then some. Perks for playing for me were, free drinks, snacks sent to the cabin, specialty dining, and 150.00 spa credit!

Internet Cafe

1 out of 5

Internet on the ship was very slow. we tried to use the internet café to check in and print our boarding passes for our flight home and could not get fast enough internet to do that. I would not recommend trying to do any work or online school work. It was just basically good to get email to see what is going on at home.


5 out of 5
Christine at the piano bar was fabulous. She was so fun!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean and bright.

Ship tip

It is hard to find the public restrooms, and we ran into many road blocks trying to get to places.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
we did a snorkel trip to Los Arcos that was fun!

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
the Salsa and Salsa excursion was so fun! We learned to make many types of salsa, then learned the salsa dance.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
we had a wonderful time at the Rhythms of the night excursion. Food was excellent and the entertainment was out of this world!


5 out of 5
Very organized.

Traveler Photos

Salsa and Salsa excursion Drink of the day Lobster Bisque Lamb Lobster
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