A Splendid Vacation Aboard the Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The ship's staff and crew were wonderful. Mostly foreigners, but all spoke plenty of English. The onboard dining was excellent. We recommend a dinner at the Pinnacle, it's worth the extra $35 / person, just once, at least. This was our first cruise and it was an overall positive experience. We didn't like the photography scam, nor the constant push to buy jewelry or watches which really aren't priced to sell. However, the overall experience was great.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pixel Photography is a rip-off and should be thrown overboard! LOL


5 out of 5
Many of the comedy shows were excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our statesroom steward, Joseph was awesome!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Get a cabin with a window or balcony.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Things are bit too pricey at this port. It's targeted for the celebrities who reside there.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Careful where you dine here. Some restaurants appear to be of good quality, but aren't.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
A beautiful town, lots to do and many wonderful places to eat. More reasonable than Cabo and higher quality food than Mazatlan.


4 out of 5
It goes a little slow on the exit.
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