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1,943 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Tufstuf71
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,264 forum post
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
5 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
33 forum posts
25 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
3 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

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ttxland
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
8 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
shirld56@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
9 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
31 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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TroyWorrell
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Nice ship and the people were okay. The service in the adult area in the back of the boat was terrible. here was a bar in the kids area, but the waiter came to the adult part once every hour or longer! The room Stuart was also missing ... Read more
Ashackelford19
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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

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Rmcooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
15 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
12 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
Cruise Tomorrow
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 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
13 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
15 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

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itsknotsew
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
9 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
23 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
twoo0647
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
nchitel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
With the high cost of Airfare flying to New Orleans Miami or the east cost was Cost prohibitive. So living in Arizona made since to drive to LA and go to Mexico. 1) Long wait times and confusion in the Terminal, got told 3 different ... Read more
cliffjumpergirl
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
16 forum posts
17 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

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rawmli
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
36 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
15 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
9 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
Rabbit On the Sea
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I've cruised 6 times before. 4 times with Carnival, once with Norwegian and once with Princess. Although I've consulted this site many times, this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review. For the life of me I cannot ... Read more
UnlessItsNot
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I will start off by saying that I am not a Carnival Cruise Line fan. Admittedly I have not cruised with Carnival on any Carnival ship for over 20 years. The ships we've been on are the Holiday and Jubilee, both of which are long gone. ... Read more

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