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1,942 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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mamabear52
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We got the super cheap 90 day ticker rate for this three night cruise over Valentine's day. This was no luxury cruise. However, we did have fun. We did not do any port excursions, just walked into Ensenada, which is an amusing tourist ... Read more
Dave1974
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with 14 friends for a birthday celebration this past weekend. I think every one of us had extremely low expectations. In fact leading up to the cruise we were all calling it Walmart on Water. Ive got to tell you ... Read more
gpusateri
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 helpful votes
Wow, we were so excited for this Cruise. It was our first. I took my husband for his 50th birthday and my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday. We booked JR. Suites with a balcony. V-5, V-7, and V9. All of which are directly under the ... Read more
Shar179
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My mom, dad and I sailed on the Carnival Imagination on February 7, 2016, which was Superbowl Sunday. This was a belated 50th anniversary cruise for my parents. The fun started the week before when I got the call from the Upgrade Fairy ... Read more
LakeLady777
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was the first cruise out of dry dock and featured the 2.0 upgrades. Guy's Burgers absolutely meets and exceeds expectations. I never ate more burgers on a cruise before. The toppings bar is wonderful. Blue Iguana Cantina with the ... Read more

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mel7350
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Hey all! If you're about to cruise on the Imagination, be prepared to have a blast. The staff was AMAZING! For example, Riki and Adi would be on the Lido all day long and maybe serve me 4 drinks, along with 100s of other people. Then ... Read more
Robrod2
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Generally I do not write reviews that comment about the short comings on a trip but this one can not go without comment. Embarkation: The cruise got started with several problems. First problems was the sign-in that was done in the ... Read more
BJzink
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
242 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had not sailed on Carnival for about 6 years, and had left from the port in San Diego. Now they embark all their west coast departures (except Alaska) from Long Beach. The embarkation procedure was really terrible. The registration ... Read more
flcruiselovers
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
138 forum posts
2 helpful votes
YES it can get very cold in Jan-Feb-Mar on the 4day Cat Island-Ensenada cruise..IF you want ANY HEAT.. you will have to use your Imagination..because there isn't any thru out the ship, including your cabin. No thermostat, only a vent in ... Read more
Bestbird
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Miracle is reminiscent of an aging dowager sporting an excess of poorly applied makeup who defiantly refuses to update either her appearance or the cuisine she serves to guests. Before booking this cruise, my husband and I re-set ... Read more

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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
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
7 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
32 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
23 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
166 forum posts
5 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
9 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
4 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
6 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
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
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
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
4 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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