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1,884 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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TaraKC
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My family (including 3 kids: 17, 11 an 9) spent Dec 21-25 on the Carnival Inspiration for our Christmas break. This was our first cruise and after reading reviews, we expected a great time, fun-filled vacation. Unfortunately, our trip was ... Read more
Latinamom33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The room and service were the best. The staff does go above and beyond. The food for lunch is your typical hot dogs and hamburgers. The breakfast is probably the worst, the eggs are runny, omelettes are super oily. Fresh fruit is beat up ... Read more
pegmor
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first cruise and my daughter and I had a fantastic time. We upgraded to an ocean suite and had faster to the fun. Both were well worth it. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smooth and well organized. Herry was our ... Read more
bumama
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I travelled with our 15 year old son on this Christmas cruise and we had a wonderful time. Particularly enjoyable for my son was Club O2, the program catering to 15-17 year olds. I thought he might be reluctant to participate, but ... Read more
MDDermanelian
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise in 2 years. This was also our 3rd cruise line we have used. We were not really excited about going on Carnival, but the length, date, and price was right. My wife and I hadn't always heard the nicest reviews ... Read more

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Cannonater
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise because of proximity to our home (Utah) and teen programs...ship was nice, although a little on the cold side inside. ( bring a light jacket) Food was good with Lots of variety, and dining options outside of main ... Read more
ITGeekGirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was my husband's first cruise and the first one I've been on in nearly 15 years. Food: There's no polite way to say this; the food on this cruise was pretty much horrible. So much so that it will probably stop me from choosing ... Read more
LA-DUO
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Like many couples, my wife and I have busy schedules. Ours prevented us from taking a honeymoon immediately after our wedding (last November). We debated and debated our options- Dominican Republic All-Inclusive location, Hawaii, Costa ... Read more
JJCJLH
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our second time on the Miracle. We arrived at the ship and were met by a porter as we stepped out of the cab. We had a Faster To The Fun pass so our boarding was expedited. We check in and were on the ship in short order. Our ... Read more
3Dguru
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wonderful staff, wonderful boat. All was fabulous. The food int eh dining room and the buffet was absolutely stellar (not counting breakfast, since breakfast quality on any ship line is medium), as good as I have had on 13 cruises to date. ... Read more

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4bliss
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Cruise from West Coast is limited. Carnival cruises to Ensenada are inexpensive option. Embarkation was an hour wait in line, however cabin was ready by the time we came aboard. First lunch buffet was poor quality. First dinner was ... Read more
fyree39
Member Since 2011
1 review
4,035 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Carnival Imagination is smaller, older, but still in good shape. With only one pool, plus the hot tubs back in the Serenity area, swim time can be crowded. If you like a high energy cruise with a younger crowd, this is the type of ... Read more
bigtimefoody
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. Please see below for my review of each aspect of the cruise (cabin, service, food, etc.) We went on the Ensenada only cruise. I am a single 35 year old female and had an amazing time with my friend and my parents. ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My wife booked this cruise for two reasons: (1) We needed 2 more days to become Platinum and (2) we received a very good deal. This was only the second time we have sailed in a non-balcony cabin (our first cruise was an Ocean View also). ... Read more
Lorilscsw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I read some reviews others wrote that said the ship was old, run down, dirty and had bad food. This doesn't sound like the ship we were on at all. We had a great time, loved the ship, service was great and food was amazing as always. We've ... Read more

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southbayer
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
4,645 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have been cruising out of Long Beach for years, and since I always have Priority Boarding, I've noticed normally they will start to let you in about 11:45-12:30, so for me no sense in getting there any earlier... Fast forward, my cabin ... Read more
CarlyJax
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First this was our 5th Carnival Cruise. It just seemed to me there was a lot of cost savings and we, the passengers, paid the price. We were told to be there between 11:30 and 12:30....arrived at 11:15. We're used to waiting outside at ... Read more
BobnLana
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Cruise for 2 for about $500 for 4 nights...and that includes the recommended tip. We did the cheapest booking without the ability of selecting our room. For the snobs that post here, check your expectations at the dock. I had a clean room, ... Read more
MiMi77
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Miracle is smaller than the typical Carnival behemoths that ply Caribbean waters - Miracle has her own special flavor and is one of my favorite Carnival vessels so far. She's getting a little tatty around the edges but is still a ... Read more
BucketList
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I figured you get what you pay for, and I was right. This was my first Carnival cruise and I didn't expect it to be equivalent to the other cruise lines but the differences were pretty dramatic. Not to be picky, but what's up with the ... Read more

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gretcheand
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So disappointed. Had been looking forward to this trip since the summer. We opted for the Premium Balcony room since it would just be my husband and I. This room was at a significant greater cost than the regular balcony. The room was ... Read more
NCJean
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I sailed on this same ship, the Miracle, just 11 months ago when we took a 15 day cruise to Hawaii. I was very happy with that cruise; this one, which when to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, not so much. First of all, I swear I will ... Read more
CptSticky
Member Since 2010
1 review
9,377 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
If you are a Carnival cheer leader, don't bother reading this because I intend to be balanced. Did I enjoy the cruise, Yes I did. What was good: The port stops (Catalina and Ensenada were great). The crew was friendly and helpful. ... Read more
SandyToes1978
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
961 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 4 day Baja cruise to Catalina/Ensenada on Carnival Inspiration. This was not my first cruise with Carnival, I have cruised several times before wit Carnival and other lines as well, but this will most likely be my ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
24 reviews
10,604 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I’m a 33 year old male who sailed solo on the Carnival Inspiration for the 3 day charter for Groove Cruise. I’ve sailed many other cruise lines including Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. This was my 32nd ... Read more

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