Carnival Splendor joined the Carnival Cruises' fleet in July 2008. This fun-filled, family-style ship sets sail with a maximum of 3,012 passengers on board and boasts thirteen decks lined with luxury staterooms, vibrant bars and restaurants, great sports and leisure facilities, and thrilling entertainment options. Days at sea are your chance to enjoy the highlights of Carnival Splendor. Feeling active? Head to the Sports Deck for a run around the jogging track or work up a sweat in the Fitness Studio. Looking to relax? Unwind with a hot stone massage in Cloud 9 Spa or chill out in the tranquillity of the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. What about the kids? Discover fun times for tots to teens on the Carnival Twister Waterslide and in the Splash Park, Camp Ocean, Circle C and Club 02. On top of this, the ship docks in some amazing ports of call, opening up a variety of sightseeing and adventures ashore.
The restaurants and eateries on board Carnival Splendor offer an amazing a mix of flavours and dining styles. Tuck into a daily-changing menu of culinary treats in either The Gold Pearl or The Black Pearl Restaurants. Dine in the casual surroundings of Lido Restaurant; with Mongolian Wok, Carnival Deli, Pizza Pirate, Ol'Fashioned BBQ, and Off The Grill adding to the food choices. Feast on freshly-cooked steaks served to your table at The Pinnacle Steakhouse. Take a seat at The Chef's Table for the ultimate foodie experience as the chef creates culinary magic before your eyes.
The mix of bars and lounges on Carnival Splendor offers something for your every mood. Kickback with a book and a cappuccino in The Coffee Shop. Cool down with a mocktail at one of the duo of bars by Splendido Lido Pool. Watch live sports on screen as you savour an ice-cold beer or two in Our House Sports Bar. Sip pre-dinner cocktails in the chic setting of Robusto Bar or choose a glass of New World wine in El Mojito Wine Bar.
Carnival Splendor really comes to life after dark. Take your seat in Spectacular Spectacular Main Show Lounge for a selection of Las Vegas-style stage shows, cabaret acts, and live music. El Morocco Lounge presents comedy shows, musical performances, and karaoke. The Cool Jazz Lounge lives up to its name with soothing jazz music to while away a few late-night hours. Head up to Carnival Seaside Theatre to watch the latest films, sporting events, and concerts on the big screen. Risk a few cents on the slot machines and gaming tables in Royal Flush Casino. End your day in style as you hit the dance floor in the lively Red Carpet Dance Club.
Day 1 - 3: UK to Las Vegas, USA
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Las Vegas and make your way to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 4 - 5: Las Vegas to Los Angeles, USA
After check out make your way to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival make your way to your four-star hotel for your two-night stay
Day 6: Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA
After check out make your way to Long Beach Port to board Carnival Splendour for your Mexican Riviera Cruise
Day 8: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's 800-mile long Baja California peninsula. The city is most famous for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. Visit the popular stone arch of El Arco, a magnificent natural rock formation where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. For adrenaline junkies, visit Medano beach and get involved in a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing. Lots of restaurants and bars also line the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail while you admire the picturesque view.
Day 9: Mazatlán, Mexico
Step ashore at the Mexican resort town of Mazatlan. Enjoy a stroll along the 21km-long malecon or simply relax for a few hours on one of the adjoining sandy beaches. Meander through Old Mazatlan (Centro Historico) and admire the 19th-century Teatro Angela Peralta and the Basilica of Immaculate Conception or sit and people-watch on the tree-lined Plaza Machado. Climb up to the El Faro lighthouse for amazing panoramic views of the town and beyond, or explore all things beer-related on a tour of the Pacifico Brewery. Get up close to the marine life at Acuario Mazatlan or shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs at Mercado Jose Maria Pino Suarez. If you're feeling adventurous, the offshore waters are perfect for big-game fishing trips or you can whizz through the rainforest canopy on a zip line adventure.
Day 10: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is set on the Pacific coast of Mexico, surrounded by the impressive Sierra Madre Mountains. This picturesque resort is known for its sub-tropical climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene. Take a stroll through El Malecon and discover the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta through the array of stall vendors, street artists and iconic sculptures and statues. Admire Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church in the town centre or visit one of the ceramic tile factories to watch the traditional Mexican tiles being made. Taste the local drink at a tequila distillery or head to one of the many authentic restaurants to taste traditional cuisine.
Day 13: Los Angeles, California to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to Los Angeles airport for your flight home to the UK.