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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1437

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Am heartbroken that I waited so long to go on a cruise. Eager to go again.


5 out of 5
Everything went smoothly and rather quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Golden Pearl and Buffet areas were our main dining areas, but we did go to the Pinnacle one night. All of the food was very good. Would have loved some additional vegetable choices in the breakfast buffet, otherwise there are many choices. The brunch in the main dining rooms is outstanding!!! Was impressed with how many other choices there were also. The sandwiches out at the Lido Deck by the Liner bar were bomb. Never did get an opportunity to try the other one out there. So much food. Gained 10 lbs. Oops!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Only took advantage of the pool and spa. The spa was very relaxing, but I had a hard time squeezing time in for it because I was afraid I'd miss some of the entertainment or time in or around the pool.


5 out of 5
Fabulous! I especially enjoyed the Epic Rock show. Patrick in the Piano Bar is awesome. Wish the area were bigger, as it was a very popular hangout. Standing room only. Oh, and speaking of standing room only. The comedy acts were all super awesome and packed. OUTSTANDING!!!

Children's Programs

We have no children, but the children seemed to really enjoy their options.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The greatest group of individuals ever! So personable and genuine. Of course I have some favorites (Wayan-Steward-, Wayan-Casino Bartender, Sholar-Liner Bartender, Andyien (sp)-El Mojito Bartender, Eddie-Liner Bartender, Made and crew-Golden Pearl, Lee Mason-Director, Aft Buffet crew) but they're all truly outstanding individuals.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I had previously read reviews from some people who are either really bitter or extremely over privileged and rude because I was so very impressed with our stateroom and all of the common areas of the ship. The beds are super comfortable also. Great job Carnival!!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Absolute 12 out of 10! Perfect!

Ship tip

Enjoy it to the fullest, time goes by far too fast.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
No excursion. Nice facility. Friendly staff.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
No excursion. Was a bit disappointed by the inflated prices at Cabo Wabo. Enjoyed visiting the gift shop and Tequila tasting. Later joined some locals and feed a sea lion fish skins.

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
Only disappointment was all of the countless Vendors hounding us on the beach in the golden zone. Otherwise we love Mazatlan. Did not do an excursion.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Impressive city and quite sophisticated road systems in the newer areas. Loved the food, the beach, the ride on the city bus (though interesting), the views and regret not doing an excursion. Next time!


4 out of 5
I would say it went well, but people were not very cordial and were pushy & rude. Would have gone much quicker & smoother if EVERYONE would have used their manners. Otherwise it was okay. No complaints.
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