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1,879 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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jjatravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
nwarmfam
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
3 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
4 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
6 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 four weeks ago
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
1,254 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
13 forum posts
13 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
2 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
5 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
11 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
12 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
8 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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Cruise Tomorrow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Look, cruising is a blast. I mean great beds, service and food, entertainment all around. Overall, a great deal, but a few negatives can put a cast over the experience. I'll get to those, but the nice thing about this cruise is the ... Read more
bnjschmautz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We really enjoyed the trip through the Mexican Riviera. For the price the Miracle is really a great option. As many have said in several other blogs or reviews, the parking at the terminal will cost you $133.00 but very convenient and ... Read more
mcpomike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Spent the night before the cruise aboard the Queen Mary which was right by the carnival terminal. On cruise day we rolled our luggage over to the area of embarkation. An extremely incompetent Carnival employee tried to ... Read more
itsknotsew
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our first ever cruise on Carnival was a Mediterrean cruise with John Heald as our cruise director. That set the bar extremely high and it's never been met since. We've had nice cruises on Carnival since but these last two are causing me ... Read more
Galileo777
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Didn't have high expectations for this 3 night Ensenada cruise, but have been on many cruises and thought "how bad can it be?" Unfortunately, it was worse than expected. The Carnival Imagination is in desperate need of an ... Read more

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twoo0647
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Me and my husband have been on a couple of other cruises before but never with Carnival. We decided that we should try out this cruise to see how it compares to other cruise lines! The ship was smaller compared to other cruise lines and ... Read more
cliffjumpergirl
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
16 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We flew in a couple of days early so we could see the sites in Cali! We had a early flight from Hobby Houston to LAX and arrived on time, caught the Avis shuttle and picked up our rental car 45 minutes early! Everything was flowing ... Read more
rawmli
Member Since 2011
1 review
21 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the third time we have taken carnival inspiration on its 4 days baja cruise and enjoyed it thoroughly again with its ports of catalina and ensenada and full day at sea. This is a quick get away cruise with easy parking and ... Read more
gregmattersen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Cabin - will attach photos, U69, was upsold from an oceanview room to this one about a week before sailing, Carnival rep promised whirlpool tub, couch, and other grand suite amenities. As we were cruising with friends and love to play ... Read more
gaynoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first cruise for my husband and I. It was a birthday present for him. We did not know what to expect. Boy were we in for a surprise! From the moment that we started at check in, we were greeted by very friendly and helpful ... Read more

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