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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 15, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2382

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great time. Highlight was the show's, clue game, and digital scavenger hunt. Piazza is always amazing. Bbq up stairs is great as well as the deli in back. Mazatlan was our favorite going around on the pulmonias and golden zone. Cabo was nice. Glass bottom boat ride and shopping were fun. Puerto Vallarta was extremely hot so shopping only lasted about 20 min. Then we went to the beach. I don't recommend the banana boat ride. Especially for kids. They are really rough and don't take it easy on you. It was a terrible experience.


4 out of 5
Only problem was parking. The rest was easy and smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was better my last cruise. I'll give almost 4 stars because some of the dining room food was good. The buffet desserts are good. The pizza and deli were delicious.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There was lots of fun but some dead times the last day. It was to cold to swim, to windy to play basketball and chess so we were stuck trying to find something to do. The balloon drop was too crowded. Other than that we had great fun. Shows were fun, make sure to participate in clue. The 80s deck party was awesome. Casino was fun but I lost this cruise. The trivia games were fun. The hairy chest contest was hilarious. We did have some relaxing time too.


5 out of 5
We watched a couple shows. We're didn't watch comedy shows this time. The epic rock was cool but the best few songs were on the beginning.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
I take one star away because older kids at circle c (12-14) were making fun of our younger boys and would throw tons all over. It got a bit out if control but the rest of the time when the bag kids were not being terrible and under control or kitty's had a great time. The guy that worked there was very good with them and they were up until 1am a couple of sea days. Our kids had a great time

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
There were a couple of grumpy people working there which I hadn't discovered before. The lady in the cherry on top was not very friendly, one of the bartenders that brought shots at dinner was ok but we've had way better before and some others. The rest were amazing. The dining staff we had were great. They always remember our names even when we see them outside of the dining room. Our room steward was great. The cruise director was one of the best we've had.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
One thing that was hard was level 3 do don't try to travel on that level go up to 5 to travel. Other than that it was good. Always clean but sometimes they would use a chemical that was making me lightheaded.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The shower was a little small but it worked. Water pressure was amazing. Plenty of shelves for our things. The couch bed my son liked just fine. The beds though we didn't like so much. It always felt like we were going to fall off. The setup was good though and lots of space for our things. I like the mini fridge to keep our drinks cold. Our room had extra hangers so we didn't need to use any we brought. Walls, ceiling and door were all magnetic which was great so we can use magnetic hooks for our lanyards, hats and sweaters.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
I live close by so we didn't do excursions but we love long beach

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
It was hot. I would recommend going earlier on the year. It wad beautiful though


5 out of 5
We had waited until most everyone was of the ship and it was very easy. We're got a porter to take our bags which wad faster and nice

Traveler Photos

Leaving Puerto vallarta
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