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Mexican Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Mexican Riviera
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Excellent

590

Very Good

449

Average

321

Poor

168

Terrible

114

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Family Cruises

1,661

Romantic Cruises

564

Senior Cruises

376

Entertainment Cruises

239

Spring Break Cruises

223

1,661 Mexican Riviera Family Cruises 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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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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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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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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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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geomac53

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Short but awesome

My wife was invited by Princess Players Club with an unbelievable price for this cruise and we could not refuse. First time with medallion, best feature for starters is door unlocked came down to my cabin with a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Maxine1

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Back to Carnival! Great Cruise.

Our last cruise was the Celebrity Reflection, we have not cruised Carnival in 10 years, so i was a little nervous to return to the line. The Panorama ended up being our favorite cruise! My husband and I are 55 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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SanDiegoNewlywed

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Felt Like a Budget Cruise

Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Coloradobab

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panorama Carnival Great Ship

We loved sailing on the Panorama. The staff was wonderful - they really went out of their way to help in any way possible. Since there was only a slight difference between Panorama and Horizon but it still made a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Pnote

1 Review Written

The crew and entertainment make up for the shortcomings of this older ship

A smaller ship has its benefits: It was easier to get on, get off, find a deck chair, and find a chair at the shows. But this is an older ship, it is worn on the edges, had some bed smells, and had a funky cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Netfish45

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointment for 50th Anniversary

I recently came back from the Royal Princess five day cruise to Cabo. I have to say I will never cruise with Princess again. The room NEVER stopped shaking - five days 24hours - because I beleive it was next to an ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Glenlisa5242

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice new ship for carnival

the design of the ship reminded us a lot of Royal Caribbean, it is disappointing they don't put lemons on the tables every night only formal nights. We had a great time the extras like the hand washing stations in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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key2860

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware ! Norwegian Cruise Line

BEWARE ! NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE. After 14 cruises over the last 30 years with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Carnival, and Norwegian — including 2 European cruises, an Alaskan Cruise, an Atlantic/Bahama ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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waylyn

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic staff, great food, interesting ports

I had sailed on with Princess before and loved it so I chose Grand Princess for the 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise from Jan 12 to 22. The ship is aging but they are always working on keeping her looking 'Grand' ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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hernantk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise, Beautiful Ship, and Awesome Cruise Director!

Second time on the beautiful Royal Princess and FINALLY learned my way around this big ship! Ha ha! Seriously, the ship itself is absolutely impressive and stunning. Words can't even describe! - Staff: They ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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GPS guy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comparing NCL and Carnival

We chose this new, Carnival ship to compare to the new NCL ships we have been on in the past. Over the Christmas week, my husband and I were lucky enough to be on Carnival’s new ship, the Panarama. As a life-time ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sbwmail

9 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

A Great Cruise on the Carnival Panorama

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on the Carnival Panorama. The food was delicious, entertainment was very good (stage productions/comedians) and service throughout the ship was wonderful. We had a mid-ship balcony on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Sarajoon33

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Customer service not great

The ship itself is beautiful and modern and new and everything you would expect from a brand spanking new cruise ship, however, the customer service was sub par. Some of the people were super nice, however there ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Harrisonblu

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise

We had a wonderful family cruise on the Panorama. We flew to LAX the day before and stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown. The cruise passengers are a diverse group of all ages. Pros- The ship is big, you don’t ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Airdale1

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First cruise and not disappointed!

We opted for the Royal Princess cruise on the Mexican Riviera mainly because it was close to where we live in California and because the ship had been updated recently and looked beautiful. We were not disappointed ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Silverstar25

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Kudos to the Cruise Director and Team--very fun cruise!!!

Shout out to Terri (DT) and Julian who did an amazing job. NCL arranged transportation. You meet them in the baggage claim area and wait for bus that takes you to port. Check in was (despite reviews I had ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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suecali

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fun with a few concerns

We chose this cruise due to other family members having booked on same sail date. The great: Cruise director: Emma 500 stars. She is a ball of energy and engages people easily in activities, her personality ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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OC SeaPA

7 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Definitely worth the wait!

Although this was cruise #50 for me, we have only done a few Carnival weekend cruises. When I saw a new ship from our home port (1/2 hr drive!) we booked immediately (3/18) for our Jan 2020 Family cruise. DH was a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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