Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by jtaylor2
- Sail Date: July 2012
- Destination: Mexican Riviera
- Cabin Type: Balcony
We took the Catamaran tour to the see the rocks and some beach time on the first Cabo day. The views of the arch, lovers beach and the the area are amazing. The beach is another thing all together. The biggest issue was the vendors and the jet ski exhaust. I have seen beach vendors all over the Caribbean and these guys take the cake. The food and drink service was very good at this location. On the Puerta Vallarta day, we took a tequilla distillery tour which was well done. The tour guide was personable and well versed in local history.
One not so positive observations involved in main dining room staff. We ate most of our meals in the MDR. The staff in the Gold Pearl dining room appeared exhausted the entire trip. Our head waiter who was professional but mostly disengaged.
The wife and I left the kids to their devices and enjoyed a very nice dinner in the Pinnacle Steakhouse. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
Our party was my wife and I in a balcony cabin and our kids, 22,18, and 14 in an inside cabin across the a hallway.
We enjoyed the trip and would not hesitate to use Carnival again.