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Mexican Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Mexican Riviera
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168

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168 Mexican Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Tanner110 avatar

Tanner110

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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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Mutherlode

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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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StacM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship is old and needs to be retired

I chose this ship for a short family vacation and trial run with the kids and my husband at cruising. We took the 3 day Ensenada cruise out of San Diego. The ship is old, the food is not fantastic, there are not a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jdib78

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Old ship needs work

My wife and I picked this cruise despite the fact we swore we wouldn’t sail with Carnival again after our last trip a couple years ago. Compared to NCL and RC, we just weren’t impressed with our last cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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afashionado

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My First and Last Cruise

My parents came up with the idea of us spending the holidays together on this cruise. I had never been on one and had reservations about ever trying but I went with an open mind. I have to say all my assumptions and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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parakleo

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Will not travel Holland again

My mom wanted to cruise with Holland because of an excellent experience she had on another Holland ship years ago. She too was very disappointed with the overall experience of this cruise. Dining room waiter was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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bc3308

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dissappointed

My wife's family are from Norway so they thought this cruise would give them a taste and feel of the old country. And as we had yet to try Norwegian Cruise Line after 5 cruises this would be a new experience for ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Crstyrickman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise NCL

I’ve been on 4 cruises,3 lines, this is the first with NCL. Family of 15 ages 5-70. 5 families, 6 rooms. 4 rooms paid priority access. 2 days before the cruise we received a text stating boarding time has ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Loritupaj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible service, bad food

Many bad experiences on this cruise. Absolutely do not book a room over the theater. Loud banging noise until 11pm. The service was horrible- I had to get my own everything..... too much bad to write about. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Emma21

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Didn’t even meet my lowest expectations

Reasonable prices... yet the cruise is crying out for remodeling looks like an old vegas casino. Smells very much like one too, alcohol n cigarettes . I don’t feel is family friendly as the bar is right next to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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sherakay

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise if you have low expectations

I went on this ship as it was the only thing available at the last minute when trying to find a cruise to take my 30y.o. sister on who has never cruised before. I had done this itinerary twice before (Ensenada twice ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mayrai3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never ending wait

First things first getting on the boat felt eternal. And our walker-talkies were taken from us. No where did it say we were not able to take them aboard. Once on the boat the balcony room storage was way less then ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Oliwa19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I used to love Norwegian; never again

I used to love Norwegian. The Epic was my first cruise and I went on several after that before trying Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. One thing I always loved about Norwegian was the value. That has all changed. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SHLLBWLH

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed On Balance

We chose a Disney cruise because we thought it would be an ideal vacation for a couple with toddler. It’s a tough age to keep actively engaged. While the character greetings and related events were spectacular, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cathlynn

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in DCL Wonder

We sailed the Disney Fantasy this past December. There was Disney magic at every turn, we loved it. We are seasoned cruisers, with 75+ cruises. The Disney Wonder, where do I begin? The excellent: The Golden ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jmiranda32319

1 Review Written

Getting worst instead of better

We were on this ship last year and loved it so we booked again, they renovated the ship and it became worst, everything is very tight, tables in buffet are to close as well as around the pool, room steward was very ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Msmac54

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

I am a veteran when it comes to cruising. I have done over 20. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Holland. This was my first and last on Princess. This ship was supposed to be refurbished but our bathroom smelled ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Gypsygirl100%

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great ports, terrible food and service, awkward ship

I booked this New Year's cruise for DH, DS and I to take them to the Mexican Riviera and have a fabulous holiday. It was an expensive cruise over the holiday also. Embarkation was smooth and went quickly, no ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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New2thisCCstuff

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

How is this ok?

So I would like to start with a positive. The embarkation process was super easy and organized this was better than on Celebrity, Royal , or Norwegian. We knew that this was an older ship and we really only booked ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Shannanigans

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First and Worst Cruise Ship

A 40th Birthday Celebration with nearly 20 friends was fun, but could've been a better experience. To be fair, this was my very first cruise, so I have no other cruise ships to compare it to, but I do have a lot of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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nminkus

2 Reviews Written

Not Impressive, Cruise Elsewhere!!!

The cruise was the least enjoyable out of all the cruises I've been on and I've been on a lot. The main dining rooms were terrible. Horrible service & the food was average at best. The Aqua dining room felt like ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Elliotbay

8 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Family cruise during school vacation

My family had a great time yet my wife and I have taken 7 Princess cruises and a total of 31 cruises. My general assessment is that Princess has bee Carnivalized. Everything about the ship, the service and the food ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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gracewpc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise Ever

We have cruised with Royal Caribbean and Disney before and we had very good time. This X'mas we choose NCL cruise and it was the worst experience I have so far. This ship is pretty old. Many dinning options are ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Petersonfcu

16 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Splendor

My wife and I took the seven day Mexico cruise out of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we were not particularly impressed by the Splendor. Having cruised with Carnival many times, we were expecting better food. But ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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sanjannu

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We really had higher expectations from this cruise..we have done 3 cruises on different ships before this and had way better experiences.. Pros: -nice beds -,the grille, -walk in style closet -,2 days ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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