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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 31, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We loved our Splendor Cruise. The ship was so enjoyable, we spent very little time in the ports. Instead we enjoyed the on-board activities and Cloud 9 Spa.


5 out of 5
The embarkation was well organized and went quickly. This was a pleasant surprise. We were on the ship an hour earlier than expected.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The fine dining was the best food and service we have ever had. It was wonderful.

The Black Pearl Restaurant

5 out of 5

The Black Pearl was our assigned fine dining restaurant. The food was extraordinary and the service exceeded our expectations.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The stage shows were absolutely incredible. The singing and dancing was equivalent to any top quality Las Vegas performance.

Spectacular Spectacular Main Lounge

5 out of 5

We loved the stage productions. They were fabulous!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Volidymyr, our Head Waiter was outstanding. He was friendly, attentive, gave excellent recommendations. He remembered our drink choices the first night and had one ready when we sat down from then on. His Team Waiter, Pande Adhy , and Asst. Team Waiter were equally impressive. The fine dining experience was the highlight of our cruise. Our Cabin Steward Arisara, provided incredible service. She greeted my wife and I by name, ever time we saw her. Our cabin was spotlessly cleaned twice a day, with the hallmark, folded towel animals. She learned our schedule and cleaned the room as soon as we left for our daily adventures.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved the Cloud 9 Spa Balcony experience. The thermal suite and spa services were outstanding. It was so positive, we are currently exploring new cruises that feature the Cloud 9 Spa experience. It was well worth the price of the upgrade!

Ship tip

The Thermal Suites and Cloud 9 Spa are incredible!

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port

Flew in just in time to get to the cruise.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Did not visit port

Have been there several times. Not interested in this experience.

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
We were mobbed by street vendors and taxi drivers. The whole shopping experience is not as fun. We do not drink alcohol and most of the excursions are center around alcohol. We have been to Mazatlan multiple times, so we mainly shopped for gifts for our children and grandchildren.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Clean and nice city.


4 out of 5
The wait to get in the cruise terminal was over an hour in line, after our luggage number was called. Once finally in the terminal, everything went very fast. The porters were excellent!
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