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Carnival Panorama Review

4.5 / 5.0
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132 reviews

Probably last time on Carnival

Review for Carnival Panorama to the Mexican Riviera
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6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Traveled with children

We stayed in a Family Harbor inside cabin with 2 pullman beds for 4 people. The room itself felt spacious and our room steward was great. However, there were many issues onboard. Considering it's a newer ship it seemed pretty run down and falling apart. The Family Harbor lounge's doors kept breaking. They'd repair it and not even 12 hours later it'd be broken again. If you're staying in FH anytime soon see if you can book a room on the odd side of the hall because we were on the even side and that's the FH doors that were breaking (on the even side). At one point I can't remember where we were but my husband's arm lightly grazed a knob and it just fell off the fixture. Another day, we were sitting in JiJi's and a hanging lamp fell down. Lots of little things like this. There were a lot of sick people onboard coughing everywhere and sure enough we come home with the flu. It's not COVID, but it's a pretty bad case of the flu. We're pretty hygenic people we wash hands a lot, etc. but with that many sick people coughing onboard it's a miracle we didn't get sick until the end. Of course, they weren't wearing masks. My kids did enjoy the kids clubs, though. I wish the FH lounge had longer hours. I thought the hours seemed long enough before we boarded but we realized there were times we wanted to go down in the evening after they'd closed. Especially for the lattes and ice cream. It's a bummer they close the lounge so early. Overall, we do love the family harbor lounge. It was busy most times we were there. I'd heard prior to boarding that it often is pretty dead but that wasn't the case on our cruise Dec 3-10. We really enjoyed using the latte machine and getting ice creams. My kids ate so much ice cream, though. We also loved the buffet's gelato station that rotates through 2 flavors of the day with different flavors every day. Passionfruit was especially yummy. MDR food has gone downhill, the food really was hit and miss and the waitstaff made you feel guilty if you didn't like the food and if you didn't clear your plate. I'd never felt this way before, this was our 8th cruise. We had a few of our group get seasick at dinner we took a few of their plates to go but we didn't take all of it and the wiat staff tried to guilt us into taking the remaining 3 plates. (We took 3 out of 6). We knew if we took 6 then our poor room steward would be stuck taking the uneaten food anyways. While, we agree it was a shame they left right after ordering, we weren't the ones who left dinner. I didn't appreciate being made to feel guilty about it when it was out of my hands. We've seen Carnival going downhill every time we sail and I've finally convinced my husband to sail on Royal. Embarkation was very slow we didn't board until after 1 PM (we had an early boarding group) and disembarkation was disorganized.

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