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San Diego to the Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Mexican Riviera
San Diego

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976 San Diego to the Mexican Riviera 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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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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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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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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AHUEY2

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Girls Cruise

The cruise was chosen by a friend because of the destinations and the price. I had never been to Cabo San Lucas nor Escenado but picking the right cruise line and the right cabin mate is essential. We had an ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dcruz2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun on and off the Carnival Miracle

We chose this cruise for two reasons first because it was departing San Diego (our hometown) and second because it was going to Cabo. We choose a 1:00 pm check in and it was so easy. We did not have to wait in any ...
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Sail Date January 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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tensixmom

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun, short trip

I just wanted to post some thoughts on the Miracle. We sailed her on a short 3-day out of San Diego, leaving last Friday and returning yesterday morning. This is technically my 4th cruise overall- the first was ...
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Sail Date January 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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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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geddess1952

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We Felt Completely Pampered

This was our second cruise with Carnival. Our experience was beyond expectations. Our cabin steward Henry was very accommodating and helpful. I had requested some bathrobes and said the next day would be fine. When ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gr8fulmare

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Loved the Quirkiness and Size of the Miracle

We were visiting our son in San Diego and decided that instead of renting a place, we would all go on a Mexican Riviera cruise. The embarkation and debarkation were smooth and fast, even with no FTTF available. The ...
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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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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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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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IFLYMAUI

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

SPECTACULAR CREW & PRISTINE APPEARANCE

This was a special cruise called HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS. San Diego, Cabo, Mazatlan and PTO Vallarta/San Diego return. My first-ever holiday sailing. Cabin 5012 was forward and located on deck-5. A ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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andruppets

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise!!!

No one does it better than Disney! After the terrible experience of taking my first cruise on Carnival about 5 years ago I was real hesitant to go cruising again...least to say I'm very glad I gave Disney a try ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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