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1,898 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
9,548 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
1 helpful vote
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
10,628 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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GordonC
Member Since 2005
1 review
2,553 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There were 9 of us on this cruise, the ages were from 7 to 78. We had 3 generations sailing together for the first time, 5 of us had sailed before and 4 of us were brand new to cruising. The first timers of 4 already want to do another ... Read more
baaaaaaa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Taken many cruises in the past ... So this isn't my first rodeo. Carnival has gone downhill. Food poorer quality at all their ship locations. Major disappointment. They seem to have cut corners everywhere. Paid $20 "upgrade" for ... Read more
jnojr
Member Since 2008
1 review
390 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I'm left with the impression that this cruise (short duration, old ship) is used as a training event for staff. Overall, I was happy, and would do the same itinerary & ship again, but there were a lot of rough spots in service. There ... Read more
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TNIris
Member Since 2013
1 review
130 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised from Long Beach to the ports of Cabo and Puerto Vallarta on 10/10/2015. We had flown in a few days before to spend a few days at Disneyland, so we went straight from our hotel to Disneyland to the port. It was HOT! It was ... Read more
Lnwolf2657
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We had never done a west coast cruise so we decided to try one. We did a 7 day, 2 ports of call cruise and absolutely loved it. This ship is a very beautiful ship with a Phantom of the Opera theme. Although we we will never return to Port ... Read more

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GARBALU46
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
88 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We took this cruise because we always wanted to go to Catalina island. We are platinum with carnival. We know what to expect. Embarkation was easy as we were escorted on early really not much wait. We chose cabin M172 which was outside ... Read more
CruiseMomma92305
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I booked a 4-day cruise on the Carnival Inspiration, out of Los Angeles/Long Beach to Catalina & Ensenada. The reason for the cruise was a short getaway to celebrate our 10-yr wedding anniversary, without our 3 and 4 ... Read more
shspringer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We booked on the Triumph Sept 26, 2015 6 women and have been on this ship before the fire. This time the trip was less than desirable, there were no shows at night, everything was centered around buying items off the ship. We had to go ... Read more
zenjirou
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Been on a dozen or so Carnival Cruises. The boat and everything about the experience is slightly less then the bigger boats that go in the Caribbean. One Dining hall as opposed to Two, less food bars/options as compared to the larger ... Read more
Qcruise
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
283 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The wife and I live here in Long Beach, so wanted to try the easy four day over to Catalina then Ensenada, it was actually less expensive to do this than to pay for the Catalina Express shuttle for us. We bought the FTTF to see if we ... Read more

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Tobys_mom_2013
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Usually I am so excited to go on a cruise I already know the ship inside and out, when the buffets are open, whats on the ship to do etc. But my mother-in-law passed away exactly 6 weeks before the cruise from a long battle with cancer ... Read more
caitmac1
Member Since 2015
1 review
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I picked this cruise mostly because of the departure port - I wanted to cruise with friends from southern California and it just plain made sense to leave from Long Beach. Two of us were first time cruisers and one had been on a previous ... Read more
EMMIUX
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you want to hear continuous noise, non stop fun, and watching crowded scenes of people drinking and smoking all day (there is nothing else to do) this ship is for you. Most of the cruise ships have many well located bars to avoid or ... Read more
Sheebah
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,018 forum post
4 helpful votes
Hey friends, we’re back with another review and film of the Miracle from our 8/29/15 sailing. At the end of this review, we've placed links for a full video tour of the ship, a shorter video tour of the ship, and some food videos, ... Read more
Jolly Bee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Our family had fun and great time on this cruise ship. The staff were all friendly and doing their job, well. Dining at Bacchus was great. Thanks to Pande, Welly, Nemie, Leonora, Danilo, Vergel and Carlos, among others. After dinner, we ... Read more

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