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1,957 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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stit60
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise as a gift for my hubby's 60th birthday. He loved it! While we enjoyed the cruise overall, there were a few flies in the ointment you might say. First oops was, they got our boarding pass pictures mixed up with someone ... Read more
BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because it was only 4 days and I was looking forward to being in the sun and good food and relaxing. I've been on 4 different cruise ships over the last 15 years and had cruised on Carnival one time prior to this but it ... Read more
cjar855
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,137 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Have Cruised with Carnival 27 times and we like the Spirit class ships. They do not seem as crowded as some of the Larger ships. Always have had great service. Been to the ports many times, so we just love relaxing on the ship.Plenty of ... Read more
akeka
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
825 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a family of four adults in a balcony (8J) cabin. My husband and i have been on many Carnival cruises but the food was so bad in the lido this trip that we are saying no more Carnival unless it has Guys and Blue Iguana to make lunch ... Read more
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fun2cruise123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
First time to cruise, great value for a little vacation to Catalina Island and Ensenada. The service and activities and shows were fantastic! Food was OK I give it a 3 out of 5. The wait staff always polite and the stewards did an ... Read more

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Billynda
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on Carnival several times and always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. The Imagination did not live up to our expectations. I realize we sailed at the end of summer so I expected to see some children, but not ... Read more
coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
52 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We recently came back from a great 4-day cruise. Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is worth every cent -will never, ever go on a Carnival cruise again without it. Arrived at the terminal just before 11 and took about 5 minutes to check in. ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
2,016 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
When planning our cruise out of Long Beach, I saw few reviews of the Imagination and once I returned, the short review I wrote on the Carnvial board received few comments. My conclusion is that there is little interest in this ship or its ... Read more
Tanndance
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We wanted to take our entire family on a cruise to be together for a week. We took our 80 year old parents, two adult children & spouses and 6 grandchildren on the Carnival Magic to the Mexican Riviera in late August. We don't cruise ... Read more
thanes
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took a cruise for the first time. We had a few friends with us. Every time we went to eat they always took great care of our needs. All the staff was fun and friendly. I can't wait to go agian. The shows where fun and the comedy show ... Read more

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rbuffing01@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We've been watching this ship from our balcony for 4 years, and we finally got onboard. Myself, my husband, and our 13-year-old daughter. The best thing about the cruise was that for us here in Long Beach it was just such a chill, ... Read more
louanne93
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,126 forum post
Sailed August 2016
A little background about us, we are in our late 40’s and this was our 11th cruise. We have cruised Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. By far, we LOVE Carnival. Simply because it’s FUN! We loved Royal as well, and will ... Read more
Essjay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
We chose a cruise on Carnival Miracle as we had been on a previous cruise on Carnival Spirit and loved it. Embarkation day at Long Beach was quite chaotic. There were queues for miles, not helped by a technical issue which delayed ... Read more
kheilmann
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We just got off the Carnival Miracle for a 7-night cruise to the Mexican Riviera: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. We had a very enjoyable time. Service was good and the ship seemed to be in good shape to me. High points ... Read more
dascherz
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
My family (mother, grandfather, and his girlfriend) took the week long cruise out of Long Beach on the Carnival Miracle. By the end of day 1, it was abundantly clear we would never take another trip on Carnival again. Being native ... Read more

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nuttss
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Shame on Carnival Miracle with all the norvo virisus happing they did not have a team member at any of the food venues insisting passangers with hand sanitizer it was opptional,bad bad decesion. The ship is old with the old heavy wood in ... Read more
jemamc96
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
This is my fourth cruise with Carnival and my family's second cruise. We recently cruised on the Conquest, which is a sister ship of the Liberty. The layout was the same with the decor being a bit different. I will say upfront that ... Read more
debbiebak
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first time so don't have anything to compare it to. My sister and I chose a 4- day cruise to Mexico because it fitted into our schedule visiting the US. We arrived quite late and found very little fuss and queues were ... Read more
Mummo
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,255 forum post
1 helpful vote
We took our daughter, son-in-law and two little grandchildren. It was the kiddo's first cruise and they seemed to LOVE it. Camp Carnival was a hit with the 5 year old, but not as much with the 3 year old. They both enjoyed the live shows ... Read more
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StanDahl
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took this cruise to Ensenada with our extended family, 18 in all, from ages 8-93. We're apparently not cruise snobs, and overall we had a very good time. Having read many reviews here, I didn't have high expectations for the food, but ... Read more

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aamster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Carnival because it was close by. Lets review: 1. We notified the department for special needs we had a special needs son, we were only offered someone to wheelchair him to our cabin. not handicap friendly at all. 2. The ... Read more
WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I are both in our 30's and love to travel. We often plan our own trips and transportation, but sometimes we just want to relax and take a cruise. We enjoyed our time on the Carnival Imagination. Long Beach: We arrived ... Read more
carinainacar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
93 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family of four embarked on a one hour car ride to the terminal in Long Beach. This was our 16th Mexican Riviera cruise together as a family, however; we've been to the Long Beach terminal numerous other times for other cruises. This ... Read more
cjjetsfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Cabin & Guest Services Cabin #7245 was impossible to sleep in due to a vibrating ceiling that made a constant ticking noise while the boat was in motion. See our cabin review for more. Anyways this is where we had the bulk of our ... Read more
jobella418
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We booked this cruise 30 days out at a great price and it was perfect! We love to cruise this was my 4th. We had both had been on the Mexican Riviera cruise before, me with Carnival and my husband with Royal about 10 years ago but even so ... Read more

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