Relaxing,great for the kids

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Expected a little better after cruising on the carnival dream a few years ago, waterslide was disappointing for the kids, wanted to play in the gaming area but was choking on cigarette smoke, staff were great especially in the coffee shop and restaurant. Not sure if I will continue with carnival, will be researching royal Caribbean cruises.


3 out of 5
Not as good as expected, had priority booking but suitcases came late in the afternoon

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Restaurant service was excellent, buffet was good with a lot of variety

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Great for the kids, too expensive for massage services


4 out of 5
Good stand up comedians, didn’t enjoy gaming area because of cigarette smoking

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
kuds loved it

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most staff were excellent but a few were arrogant

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs outdoor smoking area and better waterslide

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
8276- Too small for 4, very clean though

Ship tip

Good if you’re a smoker, make sure you’re credit card has a big limit

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Very good and large

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Best port of the 3, good sight seeing , glass bottom boating excursion

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
No excersions, port is a shipping yard and looks terrible

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
It was good for shopping


2 out of 5
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