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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 18, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7331

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great time, loved it! There are so many options and things to do. If you don’t have fun, it’s probably time you look at yourself and ask why? Definitely would do it again, ❤️🛳🏝🍹💥❤️🍹🏝🥥🍹❤️


5 out of 5
Very quick and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Average, nothing special although plenty of food definitely got full. Could have been a little more variety and options. If you like pizza and burgers round the clock you’ll be excited.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
A little something for everyone, we did a lot of people watching, relaxing, and sun bathing. Although there was mini golf, basketball, ping pong, chess, a gym, pools , hot tubs, etc.


5 out of 5
Loved the comedy shows, and the shows that Lee the Cruise Director tan. Did I say, we loved the Comedy Shows?

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service! Always willing to please.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It’s going in for refurbishing, which it needs. Definitely clean and enjoyable. Layout is odd, get to know the layout. Some floors don’t connect all the way across(like front to back) so you gotta go up a floor or two walk across then back down to the floor you were on if your trying to get to the other end of the ship. You’ll get it figured out though about your last day or two of the cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great comfortable bed, basic necessities. Clean and Loya of space for your clothes. Suitcases fit great under bed. Besides the only time we were in there was to aleep or shower,

Ship tip

Just relax, enjoy your time and read your daily sheets to fit in all the activities.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Just got on the boat, didn’t see much.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2 out of 5
No excursion, just went to Medano Beach by water taxi. Tried to relax Under palm sun shade hut at Mangoes, tried being key word. We were harassed by vendors selling souvenirs. I understand and love buying souvenirs but these people were relentless one after another every 30 seconds. If I did attempt to look at their inventory 30 more surround you and don’t take “no thank you” very easy. The prices for our drinks and food here were as much as in US. No desire to return to Cabo, but if it was part of the itinerary again I’d choose something that didn’t include laying or relaxing on the beach.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did our own sight seeing, shopping and rented pulmonías “golf cart taxis” was great, beautiful, and fun. Had great seafood and Micheladas at La Puntilla. Went to downtown and went to the “Mercado” which is a great big Market/flea market a few blocks big and found some great souvenirs.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Another beautiful port, took our own adventure. Went and got a day pass at a resort Krystal on the beach, spent the day laying by the pool, bar, and great beach access with vendors who understand the words “No thank you” and respect it. Great mangoes on a stick, great piña coladas, tip: they don’t take cash at the bar. You’ll have to register a credit card at the lobby to set up a tab or give a cash deposit at lobby to set up a tab. Nice, relaxing place. Then we headed out in a taxi got a nice tour and went shopping. Refilled up our soda allowance at Walmart (across from cruise terminal) and returned to ship.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy.

Traveler Photos

Poolside @ Krystal resort Michelada @ La Puntilla Great Grilled Fish @ Langostino Feliz
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