Mexican Riviera Cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1328

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was a great getaway for the price. All the staff and service on board were friendly and helpful when needed. I wish there were a little more activities and games during the sea days but the ones they did have were still fun to participate in.


5 out of 5
Very quick and smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Loved the Black Pearl dining room, especially our 3 servers Maria, Gavin and Miroslav. They were all very friendly, fun and helpful in giving us advice on what to do at port. Went to the Pinnacle Steakhouse and the service was great and fast. Steak was cooked as requested and tasted great. The buffet had a variety of food for lunch but breakfast seemed the same every day.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Our group did a lot of the trivia and games like scavenger hunt and reverse charades which were all fun.


4 out of 5
The entertainment was good. One of the nights the show in the theater only played later at night around 10pm instead of having an earlier time as well which we're used to from other ships. The shows were fun and the songs and musicians/dancers were good too.

Children's Programs

Did not have a child on board with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff on board were friendly and helpful. The room stewards all say good morning or hi when walking by throughout the day. As mentioned before our 3 servers Maria, Gavin and Miroslav from the Black Pearl dining lounge were amazing. They were friendly, fun and helpful in giving us advice on what to do at port.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was kept clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This room was a good size for me and my boyfriend, and was made clean and near whenever we had service come into the room.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Live nearby so did not do any excursion.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did a glass bottom boat tour that we found on port through a local guide. The boat took us around the shore, provided history and dropped us off at a main beach. When we were ready they also came back and picked us up and were exactly on time. Would definitely recommend the tours they offer by the shore.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did an excursion to Stone Island where we received lunch, unlimited drinks and tickets to do 2 activities. We took a tour around the shore first before heading to the island but it was all very fun and a relaxing place to hang out for the day.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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