Mexican Riviera blast with family and friends

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 14, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1112

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was a lot of fun. It was a planned vacation with a group of 12 family members and friends; some had cruised before and some had never cruised. We enjoyed the options of dining together in the MDR and at the other eateries on the Lido deck. At times we went as a group to the Comedy Clubs, 88 Keys performance, Piano Bar, listening to the violinists trio, etc. We danced in the atrium to the 70's and 80's music. Enjoyed the Calypso music on the Lido Deck in the casino etc. We socialized mostly on the Lido Deck sunbathing, playing card games and watching the entertainment, i.e. ice carving, hairy man's contest, etc. There was never a dull moment. Because we had the Cloud 9 Spa package we took advantage of it every dat. The food was always available with lots of choices to choose from. We had so much fun that a group of us are booking a Girl's Trip next year. Also, the new cruisers are hooked.


5 out of 5
The boarding process was so easy. The Long Beach cruise terminal is very nice. Enjoyed the special accomodations for Platinum and Diamond guest.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So much to choose from I can always find something I really like to eat and drink.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We upgraded to the Cloud 9 Spa package. It was a special treat to be near the spa and take advantage of the perks.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I count myself as very fortunate because having cruised with Carnival 12 times I have never had bad service. Everyone is eager to please and treat me as a valued guest.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

I have sailed on the larger ships i.e. Breeze and Vista, etc. The Splendor is smaller but offered the same amazing cruise, with shorter buffet lines, short wait lines for elevator, etc.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Very nice terminal. Easy to get in and out of. Quick boarding process. Nice waiting area for Platinum and Diamond guest.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Quick and easy tender process.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the best excursion: Tequila Show, Margarita Madness,Tasting & Tacos.


4 out of 5
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