Had a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Anniversary Cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 52

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7292

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This Cruise was just the best way to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. We relaxed reconnected and just simply had a wonderful time. Even if I was sick for about 30 hours. We loved that the Ship had a dome for keeping the weather out. The entertainment was great and the food was good and plentiful. The Ports of Call were also great. All in all we enjoyed everything about this Cruise. We even won a ship on a stick!!!!!


5 out of 5
Even if we didn't have FTTF it would have had the same result. They were so very organized and efficient. It was raining out side that morning and every one who was in that line before the doors opened were inside and dry within 10 minutes....Fantastic.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food & Great atmosphere. And don't let anyone tell you that if you have freestyle dining that the service is sub-par. Our wait staff remembered our names, drink preferences, and even made our Anniversary so very special with 2 special surprises! Usually we don't eat every night in the MDR but the staff was so good from the 1st night that we did on this voyage and me my self am glad we did. Even the staff in the Steakhouse were Fab. But that's to be expected for the Steakhouse because you are paying extra. But my hat is off to the entire staff of the Anytime Dining in the MDR on the Fantasy who went above and beyond.

The Black Pearl Restaurant

5 out of 5

The staff here made me fall in love with the MDR. Food was DELICIOUS

The Pinnacle Steakhouse

5 out of 5


The Coffee Shop

5 out of 5

A MUST TRY If you are a coffee drinker you MUST get coffee here even if you don't have the CHEERS package Totally worth it. Please don't settle for the coffee elsewhere except maybe the Atrium Bar or the Steakhouse.


5 out of 5


Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Bar Crawl Stop number 1 Great start to a great trip!!!!!

Our House Sports Bar

5 out of 5

Stop number 2 on my bar crawl. Cool Staff asked Bartender to surprise me with a non sweet but strong drink.... SUCCESS.Didn't have a name he made it up on the fly.

Oceanview Bar

5 out of 5

This is stop number 3 for me Great drinks

Grand Piano Bar

3 out of 5

Wish they had more than 1 pianist would have liked a more extensive playlist. And a better voice...sorry but JMO

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

Nice lunches and great breakfasts, we didn't eat Dinner here but I'm sure from the crowds the food here was as good as I remember.

El Mojito Wine Bar

5 out of 5

Wine, need I say more. Try a new one here you won't be disappointed.


5 out of 5

this has always been my favorite snack (quick bite) place I just wish that it stayed open longer.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The mini golf was crowded but fun as were the water slides. There was no shortage of serenity on the Serenity Deck. We were never bored. The entertainment was upbeat and fun and non stop.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

These people get the brunt of everyone's anger. They actually do a great job and keep calm for all of it.

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

CROWDED and I HATE looking for our photos but it adds to the experience of the trip so it is what it is. I wish they had a better system of displaying these.

Sports Deck

5 out of 5

nice place to let loose and get your games on!!!


5 out of 5

Great food different and very well done.


5 out of 5

Great chill and relaxing spot for sea days.

Robusto Bar

5 out of 5

Great nighttime drinking chilling spot!!


5 out of 5
In a word E X C E L L E N T!!!

Spectacular Spectacular Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Fun and Great Shows.

Carnival Seaside Theater

5 out of 5

Great Movies EVERY night watched 3 of the 7 Not disappointed!

The Splendor Lobby and Atrium

5 out of 5

This area puts the F U N in fun Ship!!!

Children's Programs

No Children we're with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I need more stars!!!!Again Excellent !!! I was very sick one day on this trip and my room Steward was so very sweet she even helped my husband by helping bring us a meal to the room while he took me to the infirmary. So very unexpected!! !And sweet!!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship stayed clean an tidy however it is an older ship so she was showing some wear and tear. However every time we stopped at a port they were repairing or painting from the outside to the inside. Good Job Carnival!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had the bed converted to a King. Asked for extra pillows and hangers and ice every evening and everything was brought to us in a few minutes even before we had finished unpacking. Our room Steward was the best!

Ship tip

Make sure to go to Deck 6 or 7 Forward and go out on the secret deck (thru the door that says keep closed at all times) This is the Perfect Romantical spot for watching the Sunrise and sunsets. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
They should give all the other ports lessons on how to get thousands of people onto the ship with no angry/upset passengers and no 2+ hr waiting!!!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
nice port want to return soon, good shopping, wait until you get here to book excursions if you can't make up your mind they have ones the ship does not have

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
nice port, we want to return soon.


4 out of 5
As expected.

Traveler Photos

Our Anniversary Door
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