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Mexican Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Mexican Riviera
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321 Mexican Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


SanDiegoNewlywed avatar

SanDiegoNewlywed

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Felt Like a Budget Cruise

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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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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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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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DivotMaker

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not quite what we were expecting

This was our 5th cruise with NCL and by far the largest ship we've been on. Prior to this sailing with over 4,900 passengers plus crew, I want to say our next largest ship had just under 3,000 passengers. We've ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cinycat

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag

We chose this cruise because we could be with family members of various ages. And that was accomplished. However, we are experienced cruisers and found the food poor (expected more from Princess) and not ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LKCarter

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN

My mother-in-law invited my husband and I to do a family trip for the holidays and celebrate my sister-in-laws' birthday and her as well. It was a great ideal, so we went with it. We had a wonderful planner he ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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DaveandWisupha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing to say the least

While this is only my first cruise I would have say I am disappointed in the overall experience. On arrival I had no idea on what to do or where to go. As a first time on a cruise, I would have thought there would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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fiveholepatrol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fell below our expectations

This was a cruise my brother put together for our parents. In total, we had 16 family members spread across 5 rooms. Overall, the service was great. Our waiter for dinner was exceptional. Our stateroom person, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lukekess

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Quality but not Quantity

The Good: Food was excellent. Footloose was excellent. The Beatles revolution was great but make sure you show up an hour early if you want a seat at the cavern. Magic Show was okay. Elements was great! Go ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Infidel007

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera - Cabo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta

We chose this cruise because the whole family (4 kids, 1 grandkid, mother in law) were all able to have the time off and the price was pretty good. The free at sea offers seemed like a good idea at first, but it ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jobella418

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed not my typical Carnival Experience

I just got back from Mexican Riviera my 3rd time on this particular cruise and second time on the Miracle. Since it has been 2 years cruising with Carnival I don't know if it was the Ship or if Carnival has just ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Damossimo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Service good, complimentary dining not good

Itinerary fit our schedule. Balcony, mid ship was fine, specialty dining very nice. Menu was very repetitive in complimentary dining rooms. Over cooked beef, chicken, drink pkg was just ok. Cheap liquor maybe. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drsalch

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just an average cruise, nothing special, nothing much.

We enjoyed our week on the Royal Princess, but all in all it was nothing special. The food in the main dining rooms was generally good, but some nights the selection was less than inspiring. The buffet offered a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JonahCruise

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, but...

We recently returned from our Norwegian Bliss cruise to the Mexican Rivera. These are our thoughts: 1. Embarkation was extremely efficient and quick. 2. Be prepared to wait for the elevators, which aren't ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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willcruiseanythyme

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

All Good Until the Last Day

It was my husband's fall break from school and my dad and his wife could fit this cruise into their schedule so for the first time we were able to take a cruise together. We had been looking forward to it for many ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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JemIB66

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Slightly Disappointing Ship Experience

I took a holiday with my family to Las Vegas and decided that, whilst in the US, we would take the opportunity to see Mexico on a cruise. We booked the 7-day Mexica\n Riviera cruise on the Carnival Splendor. My ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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bud88

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun, although unspectacular

This was for my son and I to spend some time together before he spends all his time with his friends. We had a good time and enjoyed the cruise and time together. Embarkation was very fast and easy. Arrived at 11:15 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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HJMeyer

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise but some concerning issues

We chose this cruise (4 day to Catalina & Ensenada) because we wanted an affordable, fairly short cruise. We had a great time and loved our cabin. The crew was amazing. They were always professional and friendly. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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quesaxa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Value, Food a Disappointment

Carnival is a great value for those on a budget but I was really disappointed in the food. We had anytime dining. Here were some exceptions: 1. 5 stars: Featured Vegetarian dish--the head chef was Indian and the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Kris2410

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this cruise for our sisters cruise because the port and sail date fit our needs. Ship was beautiful and large. Embarkation was easy and fast, onboard by 11:15am. Disembarkation was equally easy. Some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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19Jay54

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Ship was "blah," restaurant staff were very good

My wife and I went on this cruise because my brother and his wife were taking this particular cruise. We wouldn't have chosen this one however, we went into it looking forward to a good cruise and good time. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ninan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Needs some logistical improvement

We chose this cruise because it was a bit last minute for spring break and we could drive to the port as flights were hard to get. Embarkation was a bit rough. We got to the port around 11am and it wasn't too ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Ker70

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Suite 16 birthday on the Royal-April 13-20

We are from the Bay Area and booked a 6 am fight out of San Jose to LAX. We were up at 330 am so we were tired and excited. We got an uber to a breakfast place near the airport called Bread and Butter. It was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jcenriquez2000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

3rd Cruise Disappointment

This is my 3rd cruise w/ Princess, and 2nd on the same route. The ship’s decor and public areas are kept neat and clean while our cabin were always pristine. Dining is a big disappointment, both buffet and formal ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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dhubanks

1 Review Written

Generally good with a few drawbacks.

This was a family cruise to celebrate an eighty-fifth birthday. We were 23 in number with many young people on their first cruise - no one under 16. I mistakenly had my bags checked aboard and had a bottle of wine ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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