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2,190 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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Sirbeigealot
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We were going to do the 7 day cruise on the Miracle, but right before booking we heard that the State Dept. had issued travel warnings for Cabo, etc...so we settled for the 4 day to Ensenada. Embarking was not bad...disembarking seemed a ... Read more
Ladyj9880
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We went on this exact cruise 3 years ago, same ship and destinations. There were some changes from 3 years ago namely 1) Dining room food and 2) Employees. *** We did have a great time and did not let these things deter us but as we ... Read more
Cruise_Chick
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The crew was very friendly and always willing to help you with anything. I had FTTF, and it was nice to drop off my carry on bags/beverages before heading off to eat. It also came in very handy at the Guest Services desk. The Muster Drill ... Read more
SeaCruise1
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Carnival has improved in some areas through out the years but in many other cost cutting moves has dropped in presenting the ideal cruise experience. Shows are now cut to 30 minutes. Tablecloths are non existent except for ... Read more
bud88
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship was the Miracle, Empress deck 6, balcony, mid. starboard. Embarkation was very smooth with FTTF. Spa crew was pleasant at first, booked some treatments, unfortunately the pedicure and deep tissue massage were not worth the money. ... Read more
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robindeeg
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 4th cruise on Carnival. There was 4 of us in our cabin. We have always enjoyed Carnival in the past and decided to upgrade to a balcony. We were extremely disappointed in the crew and hospitality this trip. Our trip was a ... Read more
GlendaleAZ
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
181 forum posts
Like so many of you, I find it much easier to write a cruise review while scanning chronologically through the photos of the trip. Some would say it jogs the memory, but I find that it adds clarity and feeling to my work. Imagine the ... Read more
mttwinmom
Member Since 2009
1 review
141 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the schedule, closeness to home, and our limited time. I'm usually game for a new experience, this will be my last on Carnival. Pros: Cabin size was larger then I thought it would be. We had a ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
This was my 3rd cruise on the Imagination and this itinerary. I took this cruise with my oldest grandson, it was a belated high school graduation gift. The ship is one of arnival's older ships but it was in good condition. I had no ... Read more
kathyanna74
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Where else can you get a 4 day vacation with food, lodging and entertainment included? The ship itself was small, (only 2300) passengers, but every nook and cranny is packed with something to look at, be entertained by or to eat. ... Read more
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Gilbert Cruisers
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2017
Have sailed NCL many times in the past but decided to give Carnival a try because the itinerary was a perfect fit for the kids school break. So here goes my impression of Carnival Inspiration First off we got to the Long Beach pier ... Read more
Donnadbud
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2017
The restaurant service was a little on the lacking side. We had one night where we never got our drinks until after our meal was over. They seemed to be forgetful or thought someone else was doing it. The outside service of drinks was ... Read more
Brickwood
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
77 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
My husband and I have been on a total of 13 cruises. One with Norwegian, 5 with Princess, 6 with Royal Caribbean and most recently, our first with Carnival. We traveled to the Mexican Riviera on the Miracle with 5 other couples to ... Read more
Jeanniehyg
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've been on the Mexican Riviera cruise many times, and on several different ships. Carnival gets an A for effort. They have great cabin stewards, helpful staff in buffet area, and nice food servers. The Spa/Gym was nice but they ... Read more
forgedangel
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
35 forum posts
I chose this cruise for the speacialty group sailing on it, but the ship was not exciting. The ship lacked the Spa amenities I was hoping for. The hot tubs were inconsistantly warm/luke warm/hot. Serenity was too small and always ... Read more
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andreabland93
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
Just returned Saturday morning and can say that I truly needed and enjoyed my week away. Will NEVER cruise out of Long Beach again without FTTF!! That line was at least an 1 1/2 hour wait ... I'm not that patient, sorry, not sorry. There ... Read more
Wiendi
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
I and my family took this cruise and thought that it would be wonderful. 1. We booked it and though the prices advertised quoted $209 per person it ended up being $900 for two people, with each of us having 2 people per cabin. We ... Read more
daredneck
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
42 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Room 6216, Balcony port side. Overall rating of the Cruise was a 4.5 out of 5. Embarkation: It was a beautiful morning as we came to port in the Hotel shuttle. Traffic was terrible at the port for some reason the semi-trucks ... Read more
Digitalwalker
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
Although we were late leaving Long Beach, the Capt. made up the time. The Itinerary was changed to avoid a hurricane, but that is understandable and we did get to all three of the ports advertised. The cabin was comfy and clean and our ... Read more
travelRN4u
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
462 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The night prior to the cruise, my husband and I (he is 59, I am 60) stayed on The Queen Mary for $119.00 (plus taxes and etc) and it was literally only a less than 5 minute walk to the Miracle embarkation port. The ship was a couple hours ... Read more
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jbpcalifornia
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed September 2017
Like many, we lower our expectations a bit when we use Carnival. Obviously, its a bit cheaper then most other cruise lines and you realize there must be a reason. This might be unfair. The Miracle is nicely compact and well laid-out. ... Read more
papishimi
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We went on a short "themed" cruise to Ensenada. We were very excited and we looked forward to our first cruise. What a complete Disappointment The Good: The wait staff and room staff were excellent. The comedy show was ... Read more
Lisa Horne
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I am a diamond star cruiser with RCCL but chose this cruise line and cruise because we were taking four kids under the age of 22. I was skeptical because of a horrible past experience with Carnival 16 years ago but I must admit, the ... Read more
ccruisequeen
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
8,129 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We used to love this ship, but once we got on board, we found it had changed. Just came from a 4-day cruise and dad to say, the ship isn't as good as I remembered. We boarded and went to our inside cabin in the empress deck, only to be ... Read more
Lakesidekelli
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I had experienced my first cruise ever in the early '90s on CARNIVAL during Spring break. At that time I was in my 20s and honestly had the time of my life! Now 30 years have passed and I have cruised extensively on the other brands under ... Read more
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