Carnival Splendor

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    
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About Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor is a large ship, carrying 3006 passengers and 1150 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida and Miami, Florida.

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Vacations experience

No in Carnival very poor, terrible. No recommended to anyone. Room very small and uncomfortable... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Vacations experience

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No in Carnival very poor, terrible. No recommended to anyone. Room very small and uncomfortable rate 1 star ,My family was a little disappointed with the shows and activities.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Satisfied

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From cruise director to stewards, Carnival Splendor crew really knew their stuff. However, my favorite people were Natalja, Felix, and Edwin of the Black Pearl. Also the lady at the front desk of the restaurant. Their ability to make you feel comfortable brings great credit to themselves and Carnival as a whole. I'll be back! I also want to commend and thank the steward Suphol, he was very helpful.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Needs some work

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The decor is outdated by a few decades, there was a sewage smell throughout the entire 2nd deck that never went away.  Friendliest crew I have ever experienced anywhere at any time on any ship ever.  Food was good, bed was comfortable.  St. Kitts and St. Marten were wonderful, San Juan was just ok but don't even bother getting off the boat in grand Turk, otherwise referred to as grand turd by most.  nothing to do, prices extremely high, horrible beach and rude people.  Again Nicest staff ever experienced makes the cruise worth taking.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Outdated Everything

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The boat was very outdated in its décor.  The food was sub-par and usually cold.  Buffet was mundane and repetitive.  Pizza was good!  Pools were very small and overcrowded, could never get a lounge chair.  On board activities were limited and overcrowded.  The only good thing was the comedy club having nightly performances.  We will never cruise with Carnival again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Relaxation

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

All 8 days was my favorite part of the cruise! Yes, I would recommend Carnival to a friend!

 

Komang was a great Room Steward.

 

In the formal dining room, Goran & Sunny were absolutely great as well!  These three guys took really good care of us as well as the others who provided outstanding customer service!

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

summary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I would not use Carnival Splendor again. The boat is very confusing. To get from one to the other, you had to go up and then down. We always had lines, dinner, getting off, getting back on, customer service desk, drinks.My husband and I both got headaches after day 4 and I got really sick on day 6 and was sick for 10 more days after I got home. Dr. said I had a virus.I had serve headache and fever,chills,and body aches. My husband only had headache for 6-7 days. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Splendor 8 night review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

This was our 7th cruise. It was just ok. You have to treat each cruise different. We always eat in the MDR. We lost our head waiter about 1/2 way through the cruise. Never told us why. So we were short staffed the last 2 or 3 nights. Pixel staff struggled. The entertainment at night was a little off. Sound trouble cancelled a show and struggled at other times. Now for the great...Comedians were awesome. Brittany of the fun staff was awesome! The food was great every day. The cover was used a time or two to cover the pool and movie during any rain. Weather was awesome 99% of the time. Easy Breezy cover band did a nice job with music in the lobby. 8 nights was great. Carnival hub app worked well for communication within our group. San Juan port was too short.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Poor quality food, old vessel deteriorating everywhere

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I reserved a inside cabin and once on bard they gave me porthole with one single bed and one sofa bed. Vessel need better make up, new mattress, new chairs on dining rooms and other areas. Food variety is poor and low quality preparation. Complementary drink for gold member is only available on the last night of the cruise. Spa service  are very expensive, we got access VIP pass for the entire cruise and your only privilege is the steam room and the busy Jacuzzi with no room for more than 10 people.

Carnival lost a lots of quality and price are not more cheaper than rest of the cruise companies.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

service was not so good

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The boat is on its last cruise and then its sold!! The dinning room service was extremely poor. The room attendants Luis was awesome!!! The comedians some were very good and some were boring.  If you like the trivia-- they did most of it in the lounge and it was way too small so we didn't get to participate. 

what is with the short time on shore???? We were on St Kitts and on our excursion our guide said the distance was less than 50 miles--but it took all night to get there???  And Puerto Rico we arrived at 7:45 and we had to be back on board by 1:30 (our excursion booked thru carnival started at 9:30 and ended at 1:30pm--- we were an hour late!!) why so short of time when were only headed to Grand Turk --we were there early!!! 

we had an issue back at home while we were on vacation and an emergency happened. Family members called Carnival to get a message to us---NEVER RECEIVED THE MESSAGE!!!!

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5 out of 5

Splendor 6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Superb

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This was one of the best cruises yet.  Everything went like clockwork and the only complaint I have ever had on a Carnival cruise was crowding.  On the Splendor, I never had to wait in line for any event, meals, port, even dinner.  Even on the full day at sea and people reserving seats and then going away for 3-4 hours (which Carnival should not allow), there was always plenty of seats to be found by the pool, the serenity deck and elsewhere. A+ as always for Carnival.  Only negative is one day the Carnival Pride docked next to us and that is anything but Pride.  It was rusting from top to bottom.  One section so bad there was a 3 foot gap between the plates of the 2 desks.  Looked very unappealing and Carnival should overhaul that ship ASAP.

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lhappel
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Check out the Taste Bar. Great for a quick little bite while walking through the ship, without having to go to the buffet.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Don't sign up for the spa / thermal suite. Small pool, small locker rooms. Much better on NCL

emfraser
Contributor Level: Purser

To travel from aft to fwd the easiest way I found was to drop to 2 deck walk the length of the hall and return to the deck you want , some decks have no thru acess , also good way to avoid the smoky casino area .

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Price

L

Size

Jul 2008

Built

7 yrs ago

Refurbished

3006

Total Passengers

2.61

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1503

Total Cabins

34

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