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1,898 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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pearlandcruiser15
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is my 11 Cruise on Carnival and have also cruised Princess and Royal Caribbean. This cruise was a bounce back offer from the casino from our Oct 2015 cruise. This is my 3rd cruise on Freedom. Day 1 -- - Galveston -- embarkation ... Read more
wakeupinanewland
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
75 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a delightful time enjoying our embarkation wedding with 70 guests, as well as cruising with 44 of our sailing guests! Carnival took care of all of the details from beginning to end--including day of coordinators, our wedding cake, ... Read more
LakeLady777
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Every now and then, and sometimes a bit more often than we deserve, a cruise is "blessed" from beginning to end. This was the first time we cruised for MLK weekend, my 16th cruise with Carnival, hubby's 13th. We were able to find ... Read more
Finicky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Took this 3 day cruise as part of a large group leaving from Long Beach down to Ensenda, Mexico and Back. This was our first time on Carnival having previously sailed on Princess and Disney. By far this was the poorest excuse of a ... Read more
Grkcub
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
We have cruised on several lines including Carnival over the years. Wife and I wanted to try a shorter trip close to home to Catalina Island and Ensenada. Before booking we closely looked at reviews about this exact cruise. It funny that ... Read more

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NextCruisePlease
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
156 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We enjoy starting the New Year with this short cruise. This year it was Jan 10-14. We have sailed aboard sister ships Paradise and Inspiration to Catalina Island and Ensenada 4 of the past 5 Januarys and Imagination did not disappoint. We ... Read more
Thedeadhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Okay for starters the food was horrible even in the dining room service was bad ,my dinner took 2 1/2 hours and was ice cold "literally" , the people in the dining room wouldn't even apalogise for the terrible service they just ... Read more
Qcruise
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
283 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The wife and I decided to get our twin sons a little cruise we could all enjoy for their 21st birthday this year, which fell in September so we couldn't celebrate then as they're in college. One of the boys girlfriend was invited along, ... Read more
31cruises
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I take 2-4 cruises a year. Nearly all on royal Caribbean, however when my Brother in law said lets take a cruise after Christmas the difference in price and timing helped up pick the Carnival Triumphs December 28th sailing out ... Read more
juhlenkott
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are frequent cruisers and familiar with both Carnival and their sister company Costa. None of the perks or quality that we had experienced on previous cruises was present for this vacation. 1. We had Priority boarding that had us ... Read more

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TaraKC
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
14 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
4,059 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
7 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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