Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
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
1,329 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
20 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
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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
carinainacar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
93 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family of four embarked on a one hour car ride to the terminal in Long Beach. This was our 16th Mexican Riviera cruise together as a family, however; we've been to the Long Beach terminal numerous other times for other cruises. This ... Read more
cjjetsfan
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Cabin & Guest Services Cabin #7245 was impossible to sleep in due to a vibrating ceiling that made a constant ticking noise while the boat was in motion. See our cabin review for more. Anyways this is where we had the bulk of our ... Read more
jobella418
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We booked this cruise 30 days out at a great price and it was perfect! We love to cruise this was my 4th. We had both had been on the Mexican Riviera cruise before, me with Carnival and my husband with Royal about 10 years ago but even so ... Read more
shredie
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7,230 forum posts
5 helpful votes
In the middle of the night on our second night out, the bathroom drain began to back up and filled the room with sewage water. Four cabins on Riviera deck aft flooded. The smell was horrendous. A call to customer service had plumbers ... Read more
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JenSDCA
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
176 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I know that everyone has their own needs and expectations when cruising. For us, for what we needed and expected, this was absolutely a 5-star vacation. Let me start by saying that yes, Miracle is showing her age in places, but I'm ... Read more
ojer
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was a short and easy for us to get to, Our home is in Phoenix, Az. and we were traveling with my 91 year old Mother. We had traveled with Carnival in the past and were very happy with the service, ... Read more
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Cuyjetonboard
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Travel agent recommended it. I am not likely to ever sail Carnival again unless a real steal. Carnival does not understand the definition of Serenity. It was as loud as the other pool areas where adults and children swam and played. ... Read more
arlenevelezdiaz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
26 helpful votes
Hello again. I posted a review a week ago ("a no no cruise"). This week i took the cruise with my best friend. Embarkation process - very good. Cabin - a "no no". We had cabin 1456 on deck 1. We were next to the ... Read more
Hilary P Jones
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Easy cost effective get away from Los Angeles. The room attendants knew everyone's names as did the wait staff in the dining rooms. The food was excellent. Fresh and delivered to the table promptly. The people who work on the ship are ... Read more
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Amf1pe@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We were pleasantly surprised by this cruise! Service was good, food was good and the Camp Carnival staff was super! Always a plus when you are traveling with just one child. We had previously cruised on Carnivals's three night trip ... Read more
dancrr
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Just got back from a week on the Carnival Miracle sailing from Long Beach California to Puerto Vallarta for two days and Cabo San Lucas for one night. This is my 7th cruise, second on the Carnival Miracle. This was one of the best times ... Read more
bgreenwell88
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise with carnival. 1st time however on the Triumph. I've always had a great experience with Carnival. However this cruise did not meet my expectations. My family made the most of it, but the main difference here was ... Read more
Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
We choose to do this four night cruise to recover from our long haul flight from Oz. The Carnival shuttle meet us at the LAX International to transfer us to Long Beach where we embarked before the 5 pm sail time. The embarkation went ... Read more
Kenwsf
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
The worst, most inedible food I have ever tried to eat. We were a party of 3. Took my mother for her 87th birthday, since she loves cruises and previously has been on 6 cruises. ( no Carnival cruises) Ship boarding in Long Beach ... Read more
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dmar5
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
My extended family decided on this cruise; my aunt & uncle being frequent cruisers. This was mine and my children's first cruise. I must say -- I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The quarters were small but I expected that. The food was ... Read more
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sandybach
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I needed a one-week round-trip Los Angeles cruise on June 11th when my 2 LA-area mid-teen grandkids were available. To my surprise, Carnival was the ONLY cruise. While I frequently cruise, I had not been on Carnival in decades. I was ... Read more
y44ynot
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
31 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our grandson’s graduation. There were 6 in our party. The good outweighed the bad so I'll just comment on a few items that we were not happy about. Sea days. In past cruises there were so many things to ... Read more
CrabbyMe
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Needed a quick getaway after a tough school year for a teacher! Hubby would always take a break! The food was just okay, the port (Ensenada) was AWESOME! We had spent our honeymoon there and really enjoyed being there again. Guy's ... Read more
lgrave79@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
This is my 10th or so cruise. Although other cruise lines offer a fancier trip, Carnival makes sure there is plenty of fun to go around! Let me start by saying that my husband and I have been together 40 years and enjoy vacationing ... Read more
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