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2,135 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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melgee
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the timing worked well with our long 4th of July weekend. We are a family with a school age child, so I was a little leery of some of the "booze cruse" aspects, but figured I was prepared :) At home ... Read more
TheBees98
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This is our 16 cruise, we have cruised with Carnival multiple times, but, this was the most disappointing cruise ever. It was not the employees, but they lack of service provided. First the ship is so outdated and not very family ... Read more
Glassespro
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
226 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
Only had 4 days, live locally, so this was my only choice. Besides that, we enjoy Carnival Cruises, primarily because of the late night things to do, other than the Casino. When most ships are asleep, we still have the R-rated comedians, ... Read more
GlenHod
Member Since 2017
1 review
This is our 12th carnival cruise, we chose Miracle for the itinerary. We decided to try a balcony aft cabin, which was a big mistake, I was still vibrating a day after I got home. We were on deck 7 and the way the balconies were angled ... Read more
smaffucci
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
1) Could drive to embarkation port... so that's why we did this cruise. 2) We got to the port after our designated check in time, so it was very easy to get on. 3) Ship was old - and the pool area needed serious updating. ... Read more
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rufustelestrat
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
556 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Flying to a cruise is tedious. First no matter where you go, there is the 2 hours of pre-flight torture. Then there is the super small seat, the ridiculous fees for every bag, peanut and drink. Then you worry that the bag you just paid ... Read more
SikTwistedFreek
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I did not pick this cruise. I accompanied my daughters dance group on their year end "tour" as a chaperone. I have sailed Carnival before and it was fine, not really my style as I am not a "partier" and don't consume ... Read more
deb ruiz
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We wanted a reasonable cruise for the whole family. The ship was clean and kept up. All the staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and the cabin with the balcony was roomy enough. There was Plenty of food with a good variety. I ... Read more
mfilson
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
17 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This was my 2nd cruise with Carnival Imagination. Let me start by saying, those who are looking for the ultimate luxury ship with high-end food and such, don't book this ship. This ship is the fun, party ship! Of course, you can relax by ... Read more
Dewildmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My Best Friend of 30 years and I decided to take this cruise to celebrate our friendship. We are both in our early 40's and had an amazing time meeting wonderful people along the way. Everyone is so friendly and we quickly made friends. ... Read more
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pattycake2
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted a short cruise out of LA to meet our schedule and this cruise was the only one that fit our timeline. We had cruised Carnival several times before but had become disenchanted with drunken young people and unsupervised tweens. We ... Read more
we5fullers
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
119 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My hubby was going out of town with his brother-in-law, so I decided to take my 2 teenagers along with 2 of there friends ( all ages 16 & 17) on this short cruise by myself. We have done this itinerary before, on the Imagination. I ... Read more
pismogirl
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We've taken somewhere between 13-15 cruises (kind of lost count) and have sailed on Carnival multiple times. We chose this cruise because we were celebrating a birthday that week, but our schedules couldn't accommodate a 7-day cruise, so ... Read more
defoorj
Member Since 2002
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a seven-day cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California with visits to Puerto Villarta and Cabo San Lucas. Hubby and I are experienced cruisers (close to 50 cruises). Until this cruise, we thought that there could never be a ... Read more
jailer man_sailor sam
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Disclaimer: This is our first vacation from work in 6 years, so having the time off to do this was a bonus in itself. This will give readers perspective of my optimism. Fact: This vacation is as good as you're willing to make it. Go ... Read more
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Jadenyuki
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ports and tour I went on were great but the Ship and the program and lunch were not as good as the other cruise I went on. 1) their events on board ship conflicted like I wanted to do Karaoke and I wanted to do Harry Potter Trivia but ... Read more
Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
sleepowers
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was actually a cruise gifted to us when we purchased a timeshare, however we upgraded to an ocean view cabin which cost us a few hundred dollars more. We purchased the Cheers package for water, alcohol, and soft drinks, which was a ... Read more
KCCAKID
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Picked this cruise on the inspiration because of the low cost and value. this cruise did deliver, i called to make reservations in the steakhouse and was told they were all booked up. no the were not, they don't have a steakhouse ... Read more
tonyawright1976
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because it was a great price, a good amount of days to try out for a first cruise, and I am glad we did. The ports weren't amazing (Baja California), but the boat was. So we spent two hours in Catalina and 1.5 hours ... Read more
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bishopsmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We were on the Carnival Inspiration. This was our first cruise and I used the comments from this site. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass and it was probably the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Got to the port and from parking to ... Read more
hatster31
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 helpful votes
I haven't cruised Carnival for years so I was a bit worried. However I wanted something within driving distance to Los Angeles. I kept my expectations very low. Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Very good value. Food was okay, not as ... Read more
kepster555
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our cabin stewards, Wason and Avus, were fantastic! They were friendly, attentive and went above and beyond to make the cruise experience special for our grandson and niece. Our excursion to Ensenada was the highlight of the trip. ... Read more
sentrydriver
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
36 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We are a couple in our mid fifties, wife is retired but I am still working with limited time off. I need to bid my vacation dates each November for the entire next year. I put in for this week but as it approached, I wanted to change it ... Read more
Rynos029
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I had a great time aboard The Miracle. This being our 1st cruise we were not sure what to expect. We know there are bigger ships out there but wanted to start a little smaller. We found all staff members to be very ... Read more
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