Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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tgilevich
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
We have sailed on Celebrity and Norwegian and they have been great or exceptional. I knew that a 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada on the Inspiration was not likely to match those trips. I was right but give the cruise a ... Read more
ToddSD
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
After 50+ years of avoiding cruise ship travel (like the plague), I finally broke down and gave it a shot... sadly, over the 2016 Thanksgiving 7-day cruise aboard the mid-class Carnival Miracle. As a seasoned world traveler with many, many ... Read more
TrishandChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were on this cruise for Thanksgiving, figuring we'd try something different from our normal tradition. It was great. We learned so much! We left Long Beach with smooth sailing, enjoyed exploring the vessel, had our first dining ... Read more
missria
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this ship because I've been on The Imagination already and wanted to compare them. I like this one better because the entertainment was really good. Shows were great, the comedian, Jailyn, was hilarious, music was really good in ... Read more
Lockyer18
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had cruised before on the carnival dream a much bigger ship but had just a much of a good time food and cleanliness are of upmost important and of course price, this was fantastic good for my smoking buddies too we were not made to feel ... Read more
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FloridaSuperCruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We Took the Carnival Miracle to the Mexican Riviera for our annual anniversary cruise on the November 12 sailing. It was both our first time out of Long Beach and our first time on the Miracle. This one of the best cruises we have ever ... Read more
24acruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were very excited for this cruise....new ports, ship and great weather. However, we only found one staff member that was not only friendly, but attentive. And we made a point to find this waiter each day. Our housekeeper it appeared ... Read more
dakotateri
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise when I received a great past guest offer. This time we did a balcony which was the best decision ever, enjoyed being out on it all the time we were in our room. We chose deck 7 in middle which was very comfortable ... Read more
aglaudel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
It started on the first evening at the formal dining hall. I ordered the turf and surf at a $20 add on price. The Steak was the size of a hard boiled egg and the lobster 1/2 tail tasted like it was cooked for the 5:15 seating and was ... Read more
vanetten
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I have cruised on Norwegian twice and this was our first time on Carnival. It was like taking a step down from what we had expected. I can only conclude that all the good reviews we read are from people who did't expect much. ... Read more
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BrettySpaghetti
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My eighth Carnival cruise was my first on Miracle, after having previously sailed on Splendor, Freedom and Inspiration. Size, decor and destination of the various Carnival ships notwithstanding, most of the cruises themselves are fairly ... Read more
seasonedvacationer
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I'm going to give you a real review. It may be highly candid and critical, but it's real and not an over-embellished, best-vacation-of-my-life review because in all honesty, this was one of the worst trips I have ever been on. Carnival ... Read more
Sin City Sailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Imagination is an old ship in cruise ship years, but for short cruises it does the job well. The dining room food was very good, just not as many choices as other longer cruises. The staff overall was friendly and most helpful. They ... Read more
kathyanna74
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken several Carnival cruises in the past. This was probably our last one. We are in our late 50's, not travelling with children. We choose this cruise because it was close enough to drive to. I wish there were more ... Read more
rpruzinsky
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose our cruise for a quick get away to break from my ever stressful job. Plus my wife's birthday was on October 20th so we decided to do something relaxing and fun. We booked the Carnival Paradise knowing it wasn't going to be fancy ... Read more
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Pizza Gram
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Seven of my cousins joined me for this cruise. Most of us were first time cruisers so did not know what to expect. Everything went very well, we did not have long wait times to board and was able to get off ship in plenty of time to catch ... Read more
thowe21
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Here's a quick rundown of our latest cruise over the weekend on the Inspiration: The Inspiration itself is considered an older ship, about 20 years old I believe, but they have modernized it. Food wise The pool buffet lines have ... Read more
ht1722
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We loved the trip. The staff could not have been more friendly and welcoming. They remembered our names. Even in the ship stores! I was traveling with my dad and my 3 1/2 year old son. We had a balcony room. We didn't have any issues ... Read more
wfibekfjqb
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship is fairly large, there is so much to explore (on your own). The cabins aren't very spacious but are decent. The colors are very outdated. The beds are comfortable. The are many dining options, changing every day, the food is very ... Read more
funat55
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,442 forum post
2 helpful votes
I just got back from a three day cruise on the Inspiration (Oct. 7-10). I’ve done this weekend cruise many times but I never get tired of it. The port is one hour from home, closer to drive to then Vegas, and really a bargain when ... Read more
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BEFdoc
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
270 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking at spending some "Quality" time with our grown grandsons; we decided to book this cruise in October. It fit the bill as pricing and timing were just what were looking for. Also, having explored the ... Read more
zako1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise followed a week on the west cost of the USA and what a fantastic time my wife and I had. You can read all the negative stuff from people who have recently been on this cruise, probably the snobs who go on holiday for 13 months ... Read more
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SusiejaneUK
Member Since 2005
1 review
111 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is a very quick review of our Carnival Miracle cruise - it is not good I'm afraid, and it is our personal experience, but here we go... Firstly embarkation. Very long process, waiting and then queuing in hot weather There was ... Read more
NewOrleanian
Member Since 2016
1 review
Departure city: natives of the departure city. Attended cruise with extended family Ship and Cabin: Housekeeping attentive. Cabin was roomier than expected and comfortable. Clean. Dining: Food ok/hamburgers were excellent. ... Read more
toddtravels
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
We arrived early - around noon. The queue was already outside, but we only we were onboard the ship 61 minutes from the time we joined the queue, which is very good. Long Beach was in the midst of a heat wave, so the terminal was very ... Read more
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