Carnival Splendor To Mexico: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by bccaldad
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Carnival Splendor To Mexico
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
There are only 2 ports of call on this cruise, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. Even though Mazatlan is listed, the ship has eliminated stopping at this port. It would be nice if they added one more port of call to make up More for removing Mazatlan from the itinerary. In Cabo, they use Tender Boats to transport passengers to shore, which is a minor inconvenience since you have to line up in the morning just to receive a boarding number before heading to a waiting area.
We ate breakfast and lunch in the Gold Pearl dining room and all of us felt it made for a much more relaxed week overall. It was worth getting up earlier than we may have liked for breakfast, just to avoid the crowds on the Lido Deck, in the Splendido Grill, for breakfast and lunch. We still "grazed" on the Lido Deck but we were in a much better mood since we weren't starving, having already had our sit-down meal in the dining room. I would usually grab a bite around 4 or 5 pm to tide me over until our late seating time of 8:15 pm. On this and previous cruises, the buffet crowds stress me out and getting waiter service for all 3 meals really made me more relaxed! We thought the dining room lunches had the chef's best offerings, but were not unhappy with the food overall. For me, the most outstanding attribute of a Carnival cruise is the friendly employees! Our waiters, Gusti and Ambarra, were fantastic and I really liked Felipe, the cruise director. For entertainment, the Vroom show on the second to last night was great and liked the comedy of Rondell Sheridan and Lowell Sanders (not so much for the others). Less
Cabin review: 4G7299 Interior
7295 and 7299 were quiet, except for some noisy hall guests. Be careful NOT to be too close to the Robusto Cigar Bar (aft deck 5). You could smell smoke from aft decks 4 and 6 as well as from the Gold Pearl dining room balcony on deck 4.Read All Interior (4G) Reviews >>
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