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2,104 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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Oklahoma Cruiser 2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Arrived at LAX about 3 hours before embarkation. Driver was at Baggage Claim and trip to the Port was much quicker than I had planned, about 30 minutes, not the hour I had planned flights around. Faster to The Fun was a great purchase, our ... Read more
ofd1068
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen by my in-laws in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first Carnival cruise ever for my family. My wife and I did a different cruise line years ago and came in under the impression that a ... Read more
CRUISADER
Member Since 2004
1 review
250 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
A 4-Day cruise for under $300 per passenger, good value for an Ocean view cabin. Port of calls were Catalina Island and Ensenada. I wasn't impressed with either port. The first day is a sea day taking a trip south down the coast into ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we had limited time. We had two cabins, V17 & V40. Embarkation was a "snap" - mainly because we are Platinum cruisers. Carnival treats its Platinum & Diamond members pretty well. The ... Read more
Goldenpearl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Overall, the cruise was good. I was not impressed with the food in the Baccus dining room.Our servers were awesome though. The cabin was fine and our steward was good. All of the staff was very friendly. Camp Ocean was fantastic for my ... Read more
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jjoregonbound
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We were invited to join family on this cruise. I did not have high expectations going in as I had heard negative things about Carnival. Also we just had a bad experience on Norwegian last month. That can be seen in another review. Much to ... Read more
miranda2017
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
we were able to purchase Faster To The Fun and that was so worth it Embarkation and Debarkation can't get any better than that!!!!!!!!! don't get me wrong this was not a terrible Cruise but we have been on this 7 day Cruise before and we ... Read more
trivimp
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
86 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first Carnival cruise, travelling with a hosted singles group of 95, all ages. I enjoyed the cruise, but probably won't repeat on Carnival unless the itinerary is irresistible... it just didn't wow me. Embarkation at Long ... Read more
Cruisefoot
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Went to Nick and Nora's 3x - always terrific...had Atak, the beat steward ever, hung out with NeeNee the coolest bartender, had Sandro and Maria (both from Peru) as waiters in Baccus MDR, and even laughed at CD Chloe...was it a perfect ... Read more
mfilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise finally after 43 years. :) I really enjoyed it. I knew going in that it was an older ship with older decor and that was fine with me. I was going to have a great time, party, drink, eat and more! I met some really ... Read more
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guntersanders
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
At our 58th anniversary we booked a four days since we live in Yorba Linda, approximately a 45 minute drive to the cruise ship. The drive was easy but in the morning there are a lot of truckers with containers on the same road. There ... Read more
Cache Trekker
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was the first cruise for my brother and his wife. We chose this one because they didn't have time for a longer one and it was convenient leaving from Los Angeles. Embarkation went very well compared to our last Carnival cruise. We ... Read more
StreakedBlonde
Member Since 2010
1 review
74 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We love Mexico and are frequent travelers to the Cancun & Mexican Riviera area. Since we had never been to Cabo or Mazatlán (& we love Puerto Vallarta), we took this cruise with friends. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise ... Read more
craigachan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We don't usually cruise Carnival maybe (8 times) but it suited us this time. I'm a long time cruiser with over 50 cruise. Don't stick to any one cruise line as I don't like playing the status designations. If they want to give me ... Read more
Givargas
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
HI. Let me start by saying that this is our 5th cruise and all of them so far has been on budget ships, so i'm not expecting luxury for the prices we pay. This is a way to bring the kids on a budget and we have been doing this for the past ... Read more
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kindsche
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose the cruise based on price and time. I was bowled over! My expectations weren't high, but the cruise line was even better than the other two ocean cruise lines I've taken. It was as good or better as Viking, which is a premier ... Read more
mikemarj
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 helpful votes
I'm not a novice to cruising having been on at least six other cruises on three other lines (Princess, NCL and Royal). We wanted a quick getaway for our 40th anniversary and we hadn't been to Catalina Island. Carnival was the only option ... Read more
Laurel1947
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise as I was visiting my daughter in Los Angeles & a short trip was all she had time for. Price was right! We thought ship was nice, clean but old. The crew was nice and always friendly. We had an outside cabin and it ... Read more
CruisenMomEdmonton
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I would love to wright a great review because their was some really good points, however Carnivals poor customer support to the issue my son and I had was very bad so BAD REVIEW!! First if you travel you can come in contact with these ... Read more
EricSkat
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We got this cruise as compensation of another program's misrepresentation, but that's another review. ;-) Let's say we didn't have to pay for the basic cruise, only add ons such as shore excursions. Given the deal we got, and knowing the ... Read more
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TNGALOHA
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
3,186 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We sailed on the Carnival Imagination Feb. 12-16, 2017. We chose this cruise because we had never been to Catalina before. We enjoyed our day in Catalina and Ensenada very much, they were the highlights of the cruise. The ship ... Read more
TheBearAK
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Wife booked this cruise and we had 8 total in our group and 3 cabins. Upon casual glance about the ship it seemed oddly laid out and to me there seemed to be a lot of wasted space. By that, I mean areas that were rarely used by anyone ... Read more
jsims
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We've been on two other Carnival cruises on different ships each time. This by far was our worst experience cruising. It was our honeymoon cruise so we booked a balcony room on the 7th floor so we could enjoy the views from the balcony. ... Read more
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lbcruisermartin44
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I took the Mexican Riviera cruise from Long Beach for our anniversary. We chose this cruise because we love Mexico, but mostly because we live in Long Beach and skipping a flight to Houston or Miami saved us a ton of time and ... Read more
cruise-aholicRN
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
153 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
What can I say? This was a wonderful cruise. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. I especially liked the Nick and Nora steakhouse – it was amazing! There was lots to do on the ship , Never boring. I had the best mac ... Read more
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