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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 06, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7321

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

A big cheer to Leon, our Cruise Director. He was a great entertainment by himself. He very often kept the Carnival fun cruisin' along. My wife and I loved the charm of this ship. If someone is telling you that the Splendor is old and showing age, ignore them. We loved our Mexican Riviera cruise on the one and only Carnival Splendor.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

The Pinnacle Steakhouse

3 out of 5

Paid extra. Not that memorable an experience. Took some leftover steak back to our cabin.

The Grille

4 out of 5

Grabbed a Reuben sandwich here while on Lido deck overlooking the sea.

The Gold Pearl Restaurant

5 out of 5

Sale-day brunch was a delicious meal here.

The Coffee Shop

4 out of 5

A place to grab a quick cup of Starbucks-like coffee for a reasonable price.

The Black Pearl Restaurant

5 out of 5

Dining here was always a comfortable and nice experience with great service.


5 out of 5

All the restaurants served delicious food with great service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

The Fun Shops

4 out of 5

Found some great souvenirs at one of the shops.


4 out of 5

Comfortable, but not that special, overall.


5 out of 5

Ate some tasty Indian food.

Royal Flush Casino

4 out of 5

A good place to hang out and have a smoke and a drink.


4 out of 5

Spectacular Spectacular Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Lots of seating. Easy to view the shows. Large stage and special effects made the shows interesting.

The Splendor Lobby and Atrium

5 out of 5

Where all the fun could always be found. Frequent music by good bands. Activities were fun with Leon leading.

The Art Room

5 out of 5

Great art to view and purchase. We purchased two paintings that we recently framed and hung in our house.

Golden Atrium

5 out of 5

Always some fun and lots of music going on there.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Little room to use. But we got what we paid for.

Ship tip

Don't hesitate! This is a one-of-a-kind ship that sits in its own class: The Splendor Class.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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