Fabulous Mexican Riviera Cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 20, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise, our first time with Carnival and would definitely recommend.


5 out of 5
Fast and easy embarkation. Arrived at the port fairly early, 11:30am and was onboard ship within 20 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Service in the Black Pearl and Gold Pearl dining rooms was great and staff were very friendly and attentive. Lido buffet restaurant, mongolian wok, deli and pizza were busy but lines moved quickly and food was very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Plenty of things to do, enjoyed the dive-in movies on the Lido deck.


5 out of 5
Excellent, particularly Groove 6 and the violin trio

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing service, particularly from room steward Pablo and Putu in the Lobby Bar is a great guy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
An older ship which is due for re-fit this year, but very clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good sized cabin for 3 people, very clean.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Embarkation only

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Tender from the ship to the busy marina area. Walked to the beach area (about 20 minutes). Clean beach with plenty of bars/restaurants.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Walked from the port (follow the blue line) to the central square area, the market and the beach/promenade. Watched the cliff divers.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Too far to walk anywhere so took a taxi from the port. Taxi driver Angel stayed with us all day and was very helpful and informative showing us the sights before taking us to the beach and malecon.


5 out of 5
Lines were a little slow moving but we were off the ship by 10am so no great problem.
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