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1,895 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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K&JfromPDX
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was the typical dis-organized chaos. Lots of lines, but no Carnival staff knew what any line was for - just pick a line and stand in it. When I entered the Atrium I immediately noticed how small the ship was. I was sure I ... Read more
marydeedee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My son treated my boyfriend and i to a cruise...he went with us, with his girlfriend...I am a senior citizen and never travel....THE TRIP WAS WONDERFUL....i HOPE WE GET TO GO ON ANOTHER ONE....WE ATE IN THE DINING ROOM EVERY NIGHT,,,the ... Read more
barbierahrah
Member Since 2010
1 review
61 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the 4 day Carnival cruise to Catalina and Ensenada because it was close to home and required no airline flight. Stayed at the Maya Hotel in Long Beach the nite before for a fairly priced park & cruise rate, although they ... Read more
JustMe425
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time cruise for me. Sleeping quarters: Our cabin R118 was fine, but only one (out of two) outlet that worked. Very clean and comfortable. Entertainment: Comedians were okay - but too many sexual innuendo jokes. Some of ... Read more
Laurakarl@rocketmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival Imagination was a fun ship for first time cruisers! We did the 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico. You can tell the ship is a little outdated, but was kept very clean and the staff was very friendly. We got a ... Read more

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NICULisa
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise through a voucher for a free cruise for 2 given to my husband from the El Dorado Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana. I selected the Miracle because we have never done that itinerary and we wanted to stay in Los Angeles ... Read more
msvickyes
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had 6 people and 3 balcony staterooms. This was my first Carnival Cruise. I have only cruised Royal before but my nephew talked us into joining them. It was a great cruise. I was very impressed with Carnival. Cabins were basic and ... Read more
danelover
Member Since 2004
1 review
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I will begin by saying I did not have great expectations of a Carnival three day but had seen some good reviews .We have had some decent experiences on Carnival so decided it was a cheap weekend and what the heck. Our first clue was ... Read more
coldiaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Quick last minute getaway out of the port of Long Beach on the Carnival Inspiration. I had been on the Imagination twice and this ship offered a few pleasant upgrades from the Inspiration, such as the upgraded Alchemy Bar and and newer ... Read more
jjatravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Friends convinced us to travel with them. This was our first cruise so we thought this four day trip to Catalina/Ensenada would be a good test. We had no idea what to expect. My partner thought the entire affair "cheesy," but ... Read more

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neb1982
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
What should have been a relaxing and enjoyable vacation celebrating our anniversary was unfortunately the worst vacation that myself or my significant other have ever had the displeasure of enduring. Upon boarding the Imagination, my ... Read more
nwarmfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Travel group: husband, wife, and 14 year old son. We chose this cruise not on our desire, but because we had a 25% discount. We received the discount on a previous cruise. The itinerary was changed right before sailing and we were offered ... Read more
hbsprite
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
19 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation: We were traveling with my father, who is temporarily in a wheelchair. Embarkation was very easy. They took us to a special check in desk for disabled people. We waited maybe 10 minutes, then headed up and were on board. ... Read more
christa.nazzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We left long beach, CA. the night before we stayed at the Doubletree Maya Hotel! AWESOME! free shuttle to and from cruise port! Don't get to the port early.... You have to sit outside and wait.. it was a rainy cold morning and we were ... Read more
Tufstuf71
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The three night cruise is worth it to get away from work and the craziness of life. Not much entertainment during the day, so if the weather is good you're fine during the day to hang out by the pool. Unfortunately if the weather is not ... Read more

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apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,256 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed time-and-again as to the cleanliness; ... Read more
cdm289
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My sons (12 and 14) and I really enjoyed our cruise on the Imagination. This was their 8th cruise and my 12th (9 with Carnival). I read through the negative reviews and I cannot understand why so much negativity. It was a really ... Read more
LaFrimaire
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This is our 2nd Carnival cruise (1st on Conquest in 2014). We live San Francisco and wanted a proper vacation for Spring break for me, DH, and 2 daughters, without the hassle of flying, so this cruise seemed a good choice. Drove down to ... Read more
SoulMatters
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I guess I was spoiled by the supreme food and service of a Celebrity Panama Canal cruise. This was my 3rd cruise. They only get an average 3 star rating from me. Food was not that great in dining room or in the buffet. In the dining room ... Read more
ttxland
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my second cruise, first time on Carnival and Mexican Riviera. Overall a great cruise. Went with my family... Parents, siblings and their spouses. I did picture this cruise to be slightly different. I've heard Carnival to be ... Read more

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shirld56@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
After reading all the negative reviews, we were surprised. Yes, the Miracle is an older ship and need a facelift, but overall it was nice and we had a good time. We arrived the day before our cruise and was at the pier by 11 am and ... Read more
JDM2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Parking was easy and the walk from the structure to the check in area was very close. The check in process was quick, a few minutes, and then we were told to wait in a specific "Zone". We waited in Zone 2 until they allowed ... Read more
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Ashackelford19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My family and I have cruised on carnival before so I had some expectations about this particular cruise line. Embarkation was a breeze .. We paid extra for the faster to the fun (FTTF) and I thought it was worth the $49 per cabin. It ... Read more
Rmcooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had saved for this cruise for a long time. It wa our 3rd cruise but the first with our young children. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass which supposedly sent us to a shorter embarkation line and our room and luggage were supposed ... Read more
thecarlanthony@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Left port out of New Orleans. Parking was $90 up front before you park. This was organized and very quick from time you pull in the garage to the time you begin boarding. 5 to 10 mins max. Once your on the boat you are immediately in tje ... Read more

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