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2,045 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was only 4 days and I was looking forward to being in the sun and good food and relaxing. I've been on 4 different cruise ships over the last 15 years and had cruised on Carnival one time prior to this but it ... Read more
raringtogo
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,885 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
whilst we had a really great time, this ship shows it's age although it is spotlessly clean and well maintained and the demographic is young and fun. We loved the pool deck, with lots of high energy entertainment. The thing I missed ... Read more
cjar855
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,137 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Have Cruised with Carnival 27 times and we like the Spirit class ships. They do not seem as crowded as some of the Larger ships. Always have had great service. Been to the ports many times, so we just love relaxing on the ship.Plenty of ... Read more
choxpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We need a place to hang out as our house is fumigated for 3 days and we decided to take a 5-day cruise. That was our 5th time to cruise (4 with Carnival, 1 with Royal Caribbean) I can say that this whole Carnival Inspiration cruise ... Read more
jeepers13
Member Since 2014
1 review
70 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
Miracle is a pretty standard ship for mid-sized ones, but the Bacchus dining room is spectacular - laden with purple globes to represent the wine god. Room are standard, straightforward. Service overall was fairly medium except from ... Read more
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Capt-G
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Scheduling was a big factor. This was a last minute trip with a friend and this trip was one of few that was available. We missed our first two port of calls because of a hurricane. Not Carnival's fault but disappointing for us ... Read more
akeka
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
835 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a family of four adults in a balcony (8J) cabin. My husband and i have been on many Carnival cruises but the food was so bad in the lido this trip that we are saying no more Carnival unless it has Guys and Blue Iguana to make lunch ... Read more
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fun2cruise123
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First time to cruise, great value for a little vacation to Catalina Island and Ensenada. The service and activities and shows were fantastic! Food was OK I give it a 3 out of 5. The wait staff always polite and the stewards did an ... Read more
Billynda
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have been on Carnival several times and always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. The Imagination did not live up to our expectations. I realize we sailed at the end of summer so I expected to see some children, but not ... Read more
coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
56 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We recently came back from a great 4-day cruise. Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is worth every cent -will never, ever go on a Carnival cruise again without it. Arrived at the terminal just before 11 and took about 5 minutes to check in. ... Read more
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GradUT
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
2,246 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
When planning our cruise out of Long Beach, I saw few reviews of the Imagination and once I returned, the short review I wrote on the Carnvial board received few comments. My conclusion is that there is little interest in this ship or its ... Read more
Tanndance
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We wanted to take our entire family on a cruise to be together for a week. We took our 80 year old parents, two adult children & spouses and 6 grandchildren on the Carnival Magic to the Mexican Riviera in late August. We don't cruise ... Read more
thanes
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took a cruise for the first time. We had a few friends with us. Every time we went to eat they always took great care of our needs. All the staff was fun and friendly. I can't wait to go agian. The shows where fun and the comedy show ... Read more
rbuffing01@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We've been watching this ship from our balcony for 4 years, and we finally got onboard. Myself, my husband, and our 13-year-old daughter. The best thing about the cruise was that for us here in Long Beach it was just such a chill, ... Read more
louanne93
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,334 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A little background about us, we are in our late 40’s and this was our 11th cruise. We have cruised Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess. By far, we LOVE Carnival. Simply because it’s FUN! We loved Royal as well, and will ... Read more
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Essjay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
We chose a cruise on Carnival Miracle as we had been on a previous cruise on Carnival Spirit and loved it. Embarkation day at Long Beach was quite chaotic. There were queues for miles, not helped by a technical issue which delayed ... Read more
kheilmann
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
27 helpful votes
We just got off the Carnival Miracle for a 7-night cruise to the Mexican Riviera: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. We had a very enjoyable time. Service was good and the ship seemed to be in good shape to me. High points ... Read more
dascherz
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
My family (mother, grandfather, and his girlfriend) took the week long cruise out of Long Beach on the Carnival Miracle. By the end of day 1, it was abundantly clear we would never take another trip on Carnival again. Being native ... Read more
nuttss
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Shame on Carnival Miracle with all the norvo virisus happing they did not have a team member at any of the food venues insisting passangers with hand sanitizer it was opptional,bad bad decesion. The ship is old with the old heavy wood in ... Read more
jemamc96
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
This is my fourth cruise with Carnival and my family's second cruise. We recently cruised on the Conquest, which is a sister ship of the Liberty. The layout was the same with the decor being a bit different. I will say upfront that ... Read more
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debbiebak
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first time so don't have anything to compare it to. My sister and I chose a 4- day cruise to Mexico because it fitted into our schedule visiting the US. We arrived quite late and found very little fuss and queues were ... Read more
Mummo
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,371 forum post
2 helpful votes
We took our daughter, son-in-law and two little grandchildren. It was the kiddo's first cruise and they seemed to LOVE it. Camp Carnival was a hit with the 5 year old, but not as much with the 3 year old. They both enjoyed the live shows ... Read more
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StanDahl
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took this cruise to Ensenada with our extended family, 18 in all, from ages 8-93. We're apparently not cruise snobs, and overall we had a very good time. Having read many reviews here, I didn't have high expectations for the food, but ... Read more
aamster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Carnival because it was close by. Lets review: 1. We notified the department for special needs we had a special needs son, we were only offered someone to wheelchair him to our cabin. not handicap friendly at all. 2. The ... Read more
WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My husband and I are both in our 30's and love to travel. We often plan our own trips and transportation, but sometimes we just want to relax and take a cruise. We enjoyed our time on the Carnival Imagination. Long Beach: We arrived ... Read more
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