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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 21, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6340

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

its our first cruise and didnt know what to expect. we were surprised at how well we were taken cared of - like THIS IS WHAT A VACATION IS! One of the biggest contributing factor to how awesome this vacation is , is the deal we got at . The onboard credit really helped with the fees and charges. We almost didnt want to go home, but there are bills to pay :( We are already planning on our next cruise because we enjoyed the experience immensely!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
so easy. everybody with the carnival cruise were helpful and informative. they direct you where to go and answer questions you might have and remind you to enjoy because your vacation starts now

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
excellent food choices on buffets, even more excellent on the main dining rooms. but on the buffet they run out of coffee pretty quickly and the choice of teas are weak

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
there's a lot of available activities. i like the music trivia because they are so full of energy and fun - it feels like everyone on the ship even if passers by will stop and join in

Entertainment

4 out of 5
stage shows are awesome, the musicians and DJ are keeping everyone entertained. thank you for being a great entertainer!

Children's Programs

we have teenagers who enjoyed the mini golf immensely

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our dining waiters - Edsel and Lyn were very accommodating. They took care of us while we were dining, making sure our glasses are never empty. always asking if we want some more food. Our children's waiter - Ngurah - is the best! he took very very good care of our kids. He kept them entertained with magic tricks and made sure that their food gets to them fast and almost in time as our food. He even cut the steak for one of our friend's kids because he can't cut it by himself. Artely also helped us a lot and gave us useful information when we dock, what to look for and what to watch out for. She helped us tremendously. Our room stewards - Mark and team - always kept our cabin clean - even if we sometimes oversleep and miss their service, they would still go in the afternoon to make sure the room is clean and we have fresh towels.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
it took me about 3 days to finally figure out how to get from one place to the next. i think there is room for improvement on communicating how to navigate especially if you need to get from one end of the ship to the other. the common areas are always clean, theres always a crew ready to clean up. it is well maintained. the rooms decor needs to be upgraded. it is pink/peach - it is old design i think. but it is ok. you're not in your room most of the time because you are busy participating in the ship's activities!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

bring a water bottle!

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
i love it because it is so accessible to me. i love the dome

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
so easy to get to.. with shopping stalls as soon as you land. the beaches are nearby and walkable. a lot of things to see even when you are beach side

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
more inland, but we took a guided tour and drove us along the shoreline and took us to the city and let us have access to one of the hotels with beach front access

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
omg.. i love it.. we got a one day pass at marriott with private beach access and pool access and loads and loads of food. the most relaxing and enjoyable port stop

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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