Carnival Splendor

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    
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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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totitan71 says ...

Overall good but could be better

The ship isn't bad but could use a little touching up. The entertainment was very... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Overall good but could be better

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The ship isn't bad but could use a little touching up. The entertainment was very good. 40 minutes for the show was perfect. The comedians were very good, especially the fun dude and Jimmy Carroll. Food at the main dining room was good, the deli, Mongolian wok, and Pirate Pizza was very good. Buffet just ok. Movies by the pool were fun. Very cold in the casino and sports bar. Overall had a good, not great, time 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Impressed

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

Hospitality and value was amazing!!! Thanks to for making it easy to book a trip with their competitive deposit rate. Being a paramedic I don't make much only to get by but With the reduced deposit I was able to plan a trip over time without breaking my pocket. That was a huge help!!! ThNks and carnival!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

BEST CRUISE EVER

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Carnival promised the best cruise ever and delivered! I had so much fun, customer service was great. I enjoyed the cruise director MarQ, the guy doing karaoke Lee and my room attendant Ray. The Steakhouse can't be missed,  made me feel like royalty! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

ROATAN

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Grand Cayman - Do not do Tiki Beach as an excursion. It's not in front of a nice beach and you'll actually want to swim elsewhere. We went to 7 mile beach via taxi and enjoyed it after walking down from Calico Jacks for .5+ miles. It took awhile, but when we found a beautiful beach it was totally worth it!

Roatan - Honduras. ..YESSSS

I will definitely be going back here. Do the jet ski/snorkeling excursion! You can snorkel and see the 2nd largest coral reef in the world. I was blown away and I thought I would hate it!  The water is crystal clear and the jet skis were super fast. We went up to 50 mph on them!!

Let me put it this way.... I lost my sunglasses 200+ yards out in the ocean and FOUND them because the water is crystal clear and shallow!

Bring cash because the lockers are $10 each. My favorite port for the whole trip!!!

 

Belize was terrible at port, unless you like shopping...then you'd love it.

You definitely want to do an excursion in Belize. We did cave tubing and it was only $55 pp booking outside of Carnival at the physical port. LOVED cave tubing!! 

Cozumel. ..got here on Cinco de Mayo and we were going to do the twister boat excursion. All water excursions got canceled because it was raining. Mexico does not celebrate Cinco de Mayo like Americans do....so my expectations were too high.  We ended up taking a taxi to Paradise Beach and LOVED IT!! 

I HIGHLY recommend this cruise :)

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Incredibly Fun Honeymoon

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My husband and I had THE best time on the Carnival Splendor celebrating our honeymoon. Amazing staff that made the cruise something we'll always remember!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

bad ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

first I can say this was my first and last trip on this ship. the suite was one of the direst room I have seen the carpets look like they where 100 years old the entertainment was the worst I have had on any ship I will not give a good recommendation at all

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Honeymoon

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had an amazing time. We would absolutely sail this same ship and itinerary again! The ship, while a little older, was clean, comfortable, and the staff was great! There were plenty of dining options, and while the service at The Black Pearl was painfully slow every single night - the food was phenomenal. Honestly...it was great. The vegetarian feast is one of the best meals I have had - ever. Plenty of activities on board..and plenty of quiet places too. Our favorite port of call was Honduras. Belize was amazing, but next time around we will probably do a ship sponsored excursion as opposed to walking around - the amount of people begging for money was intense. We had a blast in Cozumel and loved Cayman too! Can't wait to do it again soon!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

All We Hoped For in a Cruise

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Carnival Splendor was a great ship.  It was smooth sailing, easy to get around the ship, great crew and plenty to do, on and off the boat.  The crew is seasoned and made the whole experience easy and comfortable.  Anxiety was washed away.  All the meals and activities were plentiful.  The time of year made for very few children so chaos was minimum.  The whole feel was "down to earth" but very professional.  The shows were very good (not great) but entertaining.  comedy Club and karaoke bar was fun.  Even Bingo was entertaining.  The excursions were well thought out and full yet efficient.  The ports were safe and comfortable.  Clean is the key.  Food was exotic yet not over spiced.  Many unique and rare finds.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Beautiful ship, great itinerary!

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If you're looking for great ports and a new, updated ship, this is the cruise for you!  We loved St Thomas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Grand Turk-- but watch out if you don't take an excursion or stay at the Amber Cove resort in the Dominican Republic.  All of the ports were great, and we felt safe and welcome *except* when we rented a car in the Dominican Republic and tried to explore the north coast of the country.  The rental car company (National, at the cruise port) still hasn't refunded a temporary hold on my credit card (for $1000!) and once we got the car and tried to drive to Sosua (about 30 mins from Amber Cove) we took our life in our hands.  There are few traffic regulations in DR, and not many follow them anyway-- we almost got hit several times, were accosted in our car, and eventually turned around and returned the rental car within 30 minutes, fearing for our safety.  I am well traveled (including the remote regions of Africa) and I was definitely concerned while in DR.  So, be smart and be safe, friends.  Otherwise, we had amazing experiences at St Thomas, Grand Turk, and San Juan.  The Carnival Splendor is a gorgeous ship-- highly recommend.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

7 day eastern carribean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

excursions were good. lots to choose from.  Food was all that impressive.  Seemed like same things most nights and buffets were closing(to reopen later) just as getting back from excursions.

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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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