Great ship, great staff

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 14, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8282

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a fantastic time on this ship. The staff for the most part was fantastic. The only thing we were a little bit disappointed in was our dining staff. In the future we are going to try Your Time Dining. It did not make our cruise bad by any means. We were really impressed with the new cruise terminal in Long beach. The Splendor is a great size ship where it is not too big or too small. We will be sailing on her again in April 2019.


5 out of 5
The new long beach cruise terminal is incredible. We couldn't believe how smooth it went. Even better, we couldn't believe how fast we got on board.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
You can tell that this ship is getting older and it is in need of the 2.0 upgrades. I really missed not having a guys burger but other than that I was really happy with the layout and you never have a problem with cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

There are a couple floors that dont allow you to go from the front of the ship to the back. If in doubt of where you are going make sure you go to deck 5 and walk to where you need to be on the ship and then go up or down. This will save you time and frustration. Also, do not miss out on the BBQ restaurant. We did not go until the last day of our cruise and we are bummed because we would have gone a lot more. Best buffet food on the ship by far.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Do not waste your money purchasing an excursion through the ship here. As soon as you get off the tender boat go to a vender and tell them what you want to do. They will give you a good price and great service. You can get a ride to medano beach, or tour of lands end, snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin stuff and more for crazy cheap.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
This trip we did the Las Caletas beach get away. This by far has been our favorite excursion ever. Another good option depending what you are looking for is the Rhythms of the Night tour. Great stuff.


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Las Caletas Beach Getaway Main Dining room for 2nd Elegant night Lands End in Cabo Jax with MarQ the cruise director. He was a highlight of this cruise Playing on Medano beach in Cabo San Lucas
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