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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8269

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It was our first cruise and I had just had surgery, so I was recovering, wanted a beautiful Christmas without having to do anything. I was worried about long lines and crowds of people, but there were no lines at embarkation and minimal lines elsewhere in the areas that I was interested in. There were crowded spaces, but not too bad. The overall feeling of the cruise was festive and very happy, which was exactly what I was looking for. I loved every moment of the cruise. Have to say though, after a week I still have “I’m LEE, you’re cruise director” in my head... He was the best part of the cruise. How adorable is he?! I hope Carnival is paying him well because he’s awesome! He seemed to be everywhere and never sleeps...LOL.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was a breeze

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was plentiful and tasty

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I loved the violin ladies. The music was exactly what I wanted to hear. I didn’t use the pools, spas, or fitness centers because I was recovering from surgery, but I will next time.


5 out of 5
Loved the violin ladies

Children's Programs

Just enjoyed the scenery

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Wonderful staff. All were great and helpful and seemed happy

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was clean and was large enough. Loved the balcony. Everything was perfect.

Ship tip

Just do it!

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Loved it. The port is conveniently located as our son lives close by.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful and clean


5 out of 5
Better than expected.
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