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Mexican Riviera Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Mexican Riviera
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270

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140

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Romantic Cruises

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Gourmet Food Cruises

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2,640 Mexican Riviera Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews


Hallzee avatar

Hallzee

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

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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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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

1 Helpful Vote

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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maverdegem

1 Review Written

Large and busy ship

We didn't choose the cruise,it came as part of a visit to Tenessee.It was a very large ship and very busy as it was half term in some parts of America. There was only one small pool, far too small for the amount of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

20 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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lyorko

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Holland America Cruise

My husband and I decided that we would try Holland America as we had heard it was a great cruise line for middle-aged people and few children or teens and was a smaller ship. Our cruise was to the Mexican Riviera ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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chelseajoe

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Needing Some TLC Enhanced by Wonderful Service

As we live on the east coast, a cruise out of San Diego might not have been something we explored seriously. At a charity event, an Oosterdam cruise was on offer and we had the winning bid. We (my spouse and I, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gscoggin

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Crystal Cruise with Pickleball

We went on this cruise to check out Crystal's luxury ocean cruise line. We picked this one because it has a paddle tennis court on it which we could use for pickleball. We brought four pickleball padles and by the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lordredmoon

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

What a great first cruise!

To be quite honest, the overall concern was our budget. This cruise was relatively inexpensive. Check! Embarkation was a very smooth, if noisy and crowded, operation for us. The counter person was very friendly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ak1004

9 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

A 6 Star experience, despite some minor imperfections

The 10 nights Symphony cruise from Caldera to San Diego was our 15th cruise and our first cruise on Crystal. We sailed on Oceania and Azamara and the rest were mainstream lines like Celebrity, Princess Cunard etc. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tiffanyval1980

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Parents do not sail with kiddos!

We booked this cruise thinking that there was an amazing area for our 3 year old to enjoy her vacation while on the ship. We saw pictures and read the HAL website noting theme nights and activities for her to do. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

The Suite Life

We had a Neptune suite and really enjoyed the Neptune Lounge and the conierge Leah was outstanding. We had most breakfats there, with occasional breakfasts in the Pinnacle. This enabled us to avoid crowrds for ...
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Sail Date November 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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Chal23

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Parents - Beware!

We are a family of multi-star Mariners, and for some in our group, this was our third time on this ship. For our children, it was their second time on this ship, with our previous sailing in 2018. Our children ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Greysandy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Relaxing with Fabulous Food

Embarkation was smooth with only a handful of people in line for security and key cards. Arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:15 without special boarding privileges since we are still 3 star mariners. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Dee vy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

1. Lack luster entertainment. The cruise director was extremely boring. Trivia games were not entertaining. Overall, there was nothing to do on the ship. DJ the comedian was good. The magician Leone Ettien was good ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mobster

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Too many problems and limitations along with poor quality food / poor activities

This is our 4th cruise this year. First cruise with HAL. We were in a Neptune suite. I will start with the things that were nice - friendly people, efficient embarkation and disembarkation, the food in the ...
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Sail Date November 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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tbop

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent service and loved BB Kings

Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Service from all staff was excellent. There was crowd of mixed ages. From the reviews I read about everyone on this cruise line being more of an older crowd I would say ...
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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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Lisajk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Incredible crew food so so

Crew was fabulous and friendly. Cabin steward For room 1043 fantastic. Lee was so kind. Food not so great. Even the steakhouse upstairs very small Portions, waitresses were snooty at steakhouse. Ship itself was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tm_aw_love

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing hospitality and customer service.

Embarkation - Terrible: To begin, parking at Long Beach is an absolute nightmare; the staff are extremely rude and unhelpful, and they refused to open the parking structure until after noon (regardless of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JBSculler

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovers of loud music, cold facilities and slippery floors might like this cruise

As an experienced travel agent I had not sailed with Carnival since 1989. We decided to try again, much to our dismay. There was nothing except the steak house to commend this cruise. The dining service was in ...
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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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krabbyy_patty

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Time with the Family

Overall, my family and I had a great time on the cruise and are discussing about going again! Embarkation: Getting to the cruise terminal was a mess, there was a long line of cars dropping off cruisers. There ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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