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Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Mexican Riviera
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6,095 Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews


Tanner110 avatar

Tanner110

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

But the best ship

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Overall the food was okay and our waitress was great, but on-board activities were lacking. It was not kid friendly, but they attempted to make up for that with an area that seems attractive to teens. The issue in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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GlendaleAZ

11 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera Quarantine Style (8 days for the price of 7 days)

Review of the Carnival Panorama This will be a review of our most recent cruise, which took place sailing from Long Beach, CA on Carnival Panorama. We left February 29, 2020 for a 7-day sailing to the Mexican ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kfan9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Surprisingly Poor Service

Christmas sailing for the whole family. Embarkation was a pain in the behind. Fault lies both with my family and the staff (but primarily the latter). I won't go too much into it, but basically, be sure your ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Oren

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Service, Difficult Crowd and Casino Smoking Issues

We got off the Carnival Panorama at the Long Beach port after returning to our rooms for one additional night as one passenger was Covid 19 tested and the 4000 of us had to wait for that one passengers result. Thank ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Toastboy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Overall I'm impressed with the ship, and amazed by the crew.

We chose this cruise because it is convenient for us in Arizona to go to the Mexican Riviera. We have been to all of these ports multiple times, so the trip was more about the experience, and getting away than ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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woodey

5 Reviews Written

First time Solo on the Inspiration

before i Sailed i checked here for a few reviews and didn't see many up to dated ones so i thought i would add one, it was a few ago and i did not write anything down so i will try to be detailed. This was a 4 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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travelbug10

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We were in a safe bubble

20 of us from the Houston area sailed on March 8th - our spring break. While we considered cancelling, we made the decision to go forward not knowing that this would be the last sailing for the Joy for a while. It ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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preciousharley

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship. awful room - very noisy in the morning

Chose the Panorama since its a newborn ship, Lovely, clean and new. Bad part was the room above a gym. Unfortunately a suppose to be a very relaxing cruise is ruined by a very loud morning spin class that blows ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Nopenope

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was our first and last Norwegian cruise. Not anywhere near as good as Royal Caribbean. Boat was blah-no fun art anywhere, not colorful, small theater with cup holders like a movie theater-no balcony, other ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Truprincess

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Treated like a princess!

Crazy world out there but on our cruise we were treated like princesses! With the new medallions, all the crew knew our names and who we belonged with. And we could find each other, generally. Embarking and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KJandMJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise

We sailed on this cruise departing on 02/29/2020 along with our son and his girlfriend. Embarkation was somewhat delayed. We were in the "A" group and embarked around 12;30 p.m. Once we arrived on the ship, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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calaforte

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Above and beyond!

My BF and I just got back from our first Norwegian Cruise which was also the last that sailed before Corona Virus stopped cruise lines from continuing their cruises. I just have to say that Norwegian stepped up to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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From Edmonton

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful Princess cruise!

After 20 plus cruises with various companies, Princess is still a favorite. First time on Royal Princess. Ship was beautiful and spacious, no lineups for any venue or dining. Sabatini's speciality restaurant ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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OliversGiGi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Despite bad disembarkation day (not Carnival's fault). GREAT cruise!

I don't know if I am the first to write about the Mexican Riviera that sale 2/29-3/7, but let me start by sharing we were one of the ships on the news that was held up at Long Beach, unable to Disembark due to a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Xertes

15 Reviews Written

139 Helpful Votes

Kudos to Carnival Panorama

My wife and I sailed on the Carnival Panorama on Feb 29th –Mar 7/8th (I will explain more on that later). We are experienced mass market cruisers having sailed on Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mutherlode

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Totally Disappointed

I chose this cruise for a 70th birthday blowout with my family. Big mistake. We love Carnival and have cruised with them 3 previous times. I was excited to book on this new ship however I did not investigate it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mousy56

9 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NCL Joy

NCL Joy was a very nice ship. Food in specialty restaurants was wonderful. We tried Cagney’s, le bistro, Q smokehouse, Ocean Blue, and la cucina but main dining Manhattan room was just ok. Don’t eat all day ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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dmw3wx

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Nice Ship, Quarantine and all

I have done the 7-day Mexican Riviera trips several times over the last 6 years through Carnival Miracle and Carnival Splendor. I was excited to learn a brand new ship was coming to the west coast and just knew ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jbpcalifornia

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No joy on the Joy

First cruise with the entire family, including 3 kids, ages 4 and 2. thought this would be a good starter since it was relatively close and we had been on the itinerary before with other cruise lines. Overall, ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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nellierigby

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely crew, big improvements

Just back from a week on the Panorama plus a bonus day on the ship when a passenger got sick and needed medical testing to ensure it wasn’t corona. It wasn’t, thank goodness. The ship is clean and modern. It ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lucacarfle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great atmosphere, nice ports and superb food!

The ship is beautiful, really big, not overcrowded, clean and perfectly organized all the time. The top restaurant serve really good food, I liked it for the great view. The theatre and the casino a musto go. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hogladyrider

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lynnrhart

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Food at Sea

BREAKFAST Most of the food in the buffet was COLD. The toast, English muffins, and bagels were run through an automated toaster when the buffet was opened and were served for the next several hours. Fried eggs ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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