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2,138 Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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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
BoiseLady
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our second ever cruise, and second Carnival cruise. Embarkation was fast and easy. Although our "check in time" was 1:30, we were on the sip and enjoying a drink by 11:30. Our cabin was clean and comfortable, and our ... Read more
kathys54
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I was pleasantly surprised at the good value we got when we booked this family cruise on the Carnival Miracle. We traveled the week of April 29-May 6 and I knew ahead of time that this cruise would not compare to my first choice, Royal ... Read more
Highway911
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have been Carnival cruisers for years and have enjoyed their cruises. This is the first time we went on the 3-Day Ensenada cruise. The boarding process was great and went quickly, however, I was surprised that you couldn’t carry ... Read more
CelesW
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise with a group of girlfriends for a fun weekend. We had a great time together. BUT..... The food was pretty bad, just cheap buffet type food, even the sit down dining was just the same food put on a ... Read more
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Lakeland Lady
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
We didn't choose this ship, is was the last part of a 4 centre US holiday. We knew it was an American ship, which is all about ' You WILL have fun' but as it was only 4 days and we had a Junior Suite, we thought we could just sit on the ... Read more
TheSuperintendent
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Now, don't get me wrong I shop at Walmart a lot (and love it)! But people need to know when they book Carnival they get what they pay for. I love cruising and am already looking to book my next one (Liberty of the Seas in April 2019). I ... Read more
mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
111 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Though I am a Princess girl, I cruised with a friend who is a Carnival fan. She won. The dining room food was excellent, as were the waiters, but the buffet was stingy. The carver meat was always stringy, tough and overcooked. The choices ... Read more
getsemani1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the second time I cruise out of Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the first time being on the Ecstasy. This time I went with my best friend who is wheel-chair bound. Her father dropped us at the Long Beach cruise ... Read more
juno39dog
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We did not have a say in selecting this cruise. Our daughterinlaw set it up as a family group cruise. We were generally "satisfied" but I'll elaborate. Our last two cruises were on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Carnival ... Read more
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TBird879
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for the dates, and I'll be more intentional to avoid spring break weeks in the future. Frequent Carnival customers and it is increasingly difficult to move down to the older boats after being on newer ones. Primarily ... Read more
cats4mary
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was short and we knew the ship,having sailed on it previously 13 years previously to the Caribbean. This time we went by just ourselves Both of us are in our late 50s. Unfortunately it was April Spring ... Read more
Onagh
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
107 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I spent my 50th Birthday on board Carnival Miracle and had a beautiful cruise. My room Steward was a complete Gentleman, zipping gowns, tying bows, and keeping my stateroom tidy and pleasant. My Late Dining Assigned Seating was ... Read more
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nickb44
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I went with my family of 4 and 9 other friends. It was my first Carnival cruise and my wife's second. I hadn't heard great things about Carnival. I heard it called the Motel 6 of cruising. My expectations weren't high for the cruise. ... Read more
ModSquadFan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I departed from LA and the cruise had a Day At Sea, and stopped in Catalina, California, and Ensenda, Mexico. I didn't explore LA cause I've been before but its a fun place. As for both Catalina and Ensenada I debarked both days and ... Read more
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johnnyi
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
50 forum posts
8 helpful votes
When thinking about this cruise, my mom and I were a little bit apprehensive about going on Carnival during Spring Break. But, we easily justified it using these two reasons. 1. We survived Carnival Breeze over Christmas with 1,500 ... Read more
jj227
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed March 2017
This was supposed to be a fun Spring Break trip for my family but it was the worst vacation we have ever taken! Both myself and my husband got food poisoning from food we ate on the ship! We returned home dehydrated and very sick! This ... Read more
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Terry Cutmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This trip formed part of a two week trip to the west coast of America, this being the last leg of the trip before embarking on our flight back to London. The check in onto the boat was smooth and once on board we were given our access ... Read more
Kareberry
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We've cruised Carnival and other lines before so this wasn't our first rodeo but it was the first time cruising with our 11 month old. Unfortunately the experience of mediocre at best making me not want to cruise Carnival anymore. Felt ... Read more
Olderhoneymooners
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I have to say Carnival Miracle was a good experience, however, there were so many things that my husband and I did not expect, we are not sure if we would book a cruise again. The day of travel leaving from Long Beach California my ... Read more
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oski65
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 helpful votes
Just wanted a short getaway without having to fly. Long Beach is about 40 minutes from us by car and very convenient. Parking's not cheap at $19 a day, however, and we ended up on the roof of the parking structure. Check in was quick ... Read more
Oklahoma Cruiser 2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Arrived at LAX about 3 hours before embarkation. Driver was at Baggage Claim and trip to the Port was much quicker than I had planned, about 30 minutes, not the hour I had planned flights around. Faster to The Fun was a great purchase, our ... Read more
ofd1068
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen by my in-laws in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first Carnival cruise ever for my family. My wife and I did a different cruise line years ago and came in under the impression that a ... Read more
CRUISADER
Member Since 2004
1 review
250 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
A 4-Day cruise for under $300 per passenger, good value for an Ocean view cabin. Port of calls were Catalina Island and Ensenada. I wasn't impressed with either port. The first day is a sea day taking a trip south down the coast into ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we had limited time. We had two cabins, V17 & V40. Embarkation was a "snap" - mainly because we are Platinum cruisers. Carnival treats its Platinum & Diamond members pretty well. The ... Read more
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