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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1211

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Once again, big kudos to the Staff, especially the bartenders, Luther and Theresa. The Art Gallery was a great time and big thanks to Didi, Loren, and Aga. I am now an art collector. LOL I did not find a list of the onboard activities until we were onboard. It would have been nice to have the full schedule a few weeks prior to the cruise. Maybe I missed it somehow. Lastly, as this was my first cruise (with the exception of the high speed turn on the way back to Cabo, let's not say Titanic) the cruise was amazing. We watched the sunrise our first day out, and slept part of the night on the deck on the way back. We made new friends and the time I spent with my girlfriend was extremely special. The adult only areas allowed us some quiet romantic time that I will cherish.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, fast, and simple.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food is excellent and the service was impeccable. I would have liked some healthier choices for snacks during the late hours instead of just Pizza. Although the pizza was fabulous.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Art auctions, Concerts, comedy show, SPA, Massages, basketball, Ping Pong, miniature golf, lounging, & casino. We found that the Art Auctions and displays were amazing, the SPA was exceptional and the Staff was very professional and helpful.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The events we attended were first class.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Special thanks to the Lido Bartenders (Luther, Sidney, and Natasha), they are awesome. Luther was spot on for every request. Also special thanks goes to all the Atrium Bartenders, especially Theresa (Please provide her a step stool, LOL). Additional thanks to our Cabin Steward as well. I did not realize Lee had a twin as there is no way humanly possible for one person to be that energetic and positive 24 hours a day.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was nice and clean. The bed was not as accommodating as it was two twin mattresses pulled together and the mattresses kept spreading apart. Then again, I could not stay on my side of the bed. ;-)

Ship tip

Plan your events and excursions well in advance. Give yourself time to relax between events.

Ports of call

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
I would have liked more time in Cabo.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
The volunteer guides in Mazatlan that were waiting outside in the blue shirts were awesome, and we followed there advice. We did not have an excursion planned and just walked around town. Found a local restaurant Los Portillos that was amazing for local cuisine.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the Local Tradition excursion and this was fun, off the beaten path and the tour guide was great.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized and easy.
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