Puerto Vallarta Excursion Sierra Madre: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by reggieru
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Puerto Vallarta Excursion Sierra Madre
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
The ship was okay. It is a "Fun" ship, so expect a younger crowd with kids, etc.
If you want an older crowd with quiet areas, adult pools, etc. then this is not your ship.
If you have never been on a cruise and looking for price, then this could be for you, just don't judge all cruises by this one. In other words, don't expect the 5 star hotel when you book a room at Motel 6, if you get the analogy.
People who had never been on a cruise loved this one.
Those with groups liked this cruise.
The college age cruisers had fun and enjoyed the trip.
Those who were cruise veterans had many complaints.
I believe that this cruise used to have 3 ports: Cabo San More Lucas, Mazatland, and Puerto Vallarta. This has been changed to Cabo and P.V. I would have preferred 2 nights in P.V. but we had 2 in Cabo.
One highlight was the excursion to the Sierra Madres out of P.V. This was an 8 hour trip which included a fast boat ride about 30 minutes south of port, a yellow Mercedes jeep type vehicle, a guide with a wealth of information, a trip to a botanical garden, a small town to view the style of living and this town had no shopping, just viewing the town center, a church, the life, etc.
We experienced a small cheese factory out of a home, ranches, country side, tequila factory, great lunch, and a wonderful experience of the interior countryside. I highly recommend this excursion. Get a small taste of culture and something away from the fast paced city life. Like to see some nature and how others live? Then this is your trip. Only 6 in our group because others selected zip lines and party beaches. I will remember this trip. Less
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