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2,106 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
KCCAKID
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Picked this cruise on the inspiration because of the low cost and value. this cruise did deliver, i called to make reservations in the steakhouse and was told they were all booked up. no the were not, they don't have a steakhouse ... Read more
tonyawright1976
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was a great price, a good amount of days to try out for a first cruise, and I am glad we did. The ports weren't amazing (Baja California), but the boat was. So we spent two hours in Catalina and 1.5 hours ... Read more
bishopsmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were on the Carnival Inspiration. This was our first cruise and I used the comments from this site. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass and it was probably the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Got to the port and from parking to ... Read more
hatster31
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
I haven't cruised Carnival for years so I was a bit worried. However I wanted something within driving distance to Los Angeles. I kept my expectations very low. Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Very good value. Food was okay, not as ... Read more
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kepster555
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our cabin stewards, Wason and Avus, were fantastic! They were friendly, attentive and went above and beyond to make the cruise experience special for our grandson and niece. Our excursion to Ensenada was the highlight of the trip. ... Read more
kathys54
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I was pleasantly surprised at the good value we got when we booked this family cruise on the Carnival Miracle. We traveled the week of April 29-May 6 and I knew ahead of time that this cruise would not compare to my first choice, Royal ... Read more
Highway911
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have been Carnival cruisers for years and have enjoyed their cruises. This is the first time we went on the 3-Day Ensenada cruise. The boarding process was great and went quickly, however, I was surprised that you couldn’t carry ... Read more
CelesW
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
I went on this cruise with a group of girlfriends for a fun weekend. We had a great time together. BUT..... The food was pretty bad, just cheap buffet type food, even the sit down dining was just the same food put on a ... Read more
Lakeland Lady
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed April 2017
We didn't choose this ship, is was the last part of a 4 centre US holiday. We knew it was an American ship, which is all about ' You WILL have fun' but as it was only 4 days and we had a Junior Suite, we thought we could just sit on the ... Read more
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TheSuperintendent
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Now, don't get me wrong I shop at Walmart a lot (and love it)! But people need to know when they book Carnival they get what they pay for. I love cruising and am already looking to book my next one (Liberty of the Seas in April 2019). I ... Read more
mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
110 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Though I am a Princess girl, I cruised with a friend who is a Carnival fan. She won. The dining room food was excellent, as were the waiters, but the buffet was stingy. The carver meat was always stringy, tough and overcooked. The choices ... Read more
getsemani1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the second time I cruise out of Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the first time being on the Ecstasy. This time I went with my best friend who is wheel-chair bound. Her father dropped us at the Long Beach cruise ... Read more
juno39dog
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We did not have a say in selecting this cruise. Our daughterinlaw set it up as a family group cruise. We were generally "satisfied" but I'll elaborate. Our last two cruises were on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Carnival ... Read more
TBird879
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for the dates, and I'll be more intentional to avoid spring break weeks in the future. Frequent Carnival customers and it is increasingly difficult to move down to the older boats after being on newer ones. Primarily ... Read more
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cats4mary
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was short and we knew the ship,having sailed on it previously 13 years previously to the Caribbean. This time we went by just ourselves Both of us are in our late 50s. Unfortunately it was April Spring ... Read more
Onagh
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
103 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I spent my 50th Birthday on board Carnival Miracle and had a beautiful cruise. My room Steward was a complete Gentleman, zipping gowns, tying bows, and keeping my stateroom tidy and pleasant. My Late Dining Assigned Seating was ... Read more
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nickb44
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I went with my family of 4 and 9 other friends. It was my first Carnival cruise and my wife's second. I hadn't heard great things about Carnival. I heard it called the Motel 6 of cruising. My expectations weren't high for the cruise. ... Read more
ModSquadFan
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I departed from LA and the cruise had a Day At Sea, and stopped in Catalina, California, and Ensenda, Mexico. I didn't explore LA cause I've been before but its a fun place. As for both Catalina and Ensenada I debarked both days and ... Read more
johnnyi
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
50 forum posts
7 helpful votes
When thinking about this cruise, my mom and I were a little bit apprehensive about going on Carnival during Spring Break. But, we easily justified it using these two reasons. 1. We survived Carnival Breeze over Christmas with 1,500 ... Read more
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jj227
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed March 2017
This was supposed to be a fun Spring Break trip for my family but it was the worst vacation we have ever taken! Both myself and my husband got food poisoning from food we ate on the ship! We returned home dehydrated and very sick! This ... Read more
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Terry Cutmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This trip formed part of a two week trip to the west coast of America, this being the last leg of the trip before embarking on our flight back to London. The check in onto the boat was smooth and once on board we were given our access ... Read more
Kareberry
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We've cruised Carnival and other lines before so this wasn't our first rodeo but it was the first time cruising with our 11 month old. Unfortunately the experience of mediocre at best making me not want to cruise Carnival anymore. Felt ... Read more
Olderhoneymooners
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I have to say Carnival Miracle was a good experience, however, there were so many things that my husband and I did not expect, we are not sure if we would book a cruise again. The day of travel leaving from Long Beach California my ... Read more
oski65
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
Just wanted a short getaway without having to fly. Long Beach is about 40 minutes from us by car and very convenient. Parking's not cheap at $19 a day, however, and we ended up on the roof of the parking structure. Check in was quick ... Read more
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