Carnival Splendor

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 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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late honeymoon get away

My husband had a tragic car accident a week before our wedding last year so we had to... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

late honeymoon get away

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My husband had a tragic car accident a week before our wedding last year so we had to reschedule our get away. This was both of our 1st cruise and my first time out of the country. We both had a blast traveling to the four different places. We loved most of the food especially pizza pirate on the ship that's opened around the clock. Most of the staff was wonderful and very accommodating. We enjoyed the music trivia, the shows, playing bingo, the arcade, pool movies, whirlpools, professional massages at the spa and the love and marriage game show. We had a lot of good drinks but the Sunburst was our favorite. We went snorkeling at turtle cove which we loved but the champagne cruise was not worth it on the castaway in St.Thomas. I enjoyed holding the parrots in Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic we had a great tour and the beach was beautiful as well. Grand Turk was fun but you cant really have a beach day with all the rocks but Margaretaville with the pool lagoon was perfect. Overall, we had a great day and everything was clean except for the balcony that we paid for. My recommendation is to get a high level because the lower you are, you can feel all the turbulence. We were on the 6th floor and for the most past it worked out great! We did not like the comedy shows and the process boarding the ship because we choose 1pm and they didn't even take us at our time slot were the only down falls.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Nice ship

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Debarking off the ship was not organized. The itemized bills that are given to the guests should be a little more in detail. My sister's camera was left on the table at breakfast and waiter was questioned by security or guest services and he made up a story saying that he asked if that was my sister's camera and that I said yes and IF HE DID I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE CAMERA WITH ME AND GIVEN TO MY SISTER !

That right there left me with a bad taste in my mouth, that a waiter would do such a thing. That camera had memories from when the snorkeling, that she can't get back with her niece and nephew and other family photos. The camera can be replaced but not the memories. We learned our lessons  $400.00 later. Have all our belongings tied around our neck . I am a handicapped person and was the first person to get up from the table because it takes me awhile to get from the table and my family waits for me ,to see if I need help. So the waiter to make a story like that is wrong and sad. So that is my experience on the Carnival. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

The stops are great.

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The stops are great. The Buffett is less than good. I had the breakfast only once and the lunch only once. That's was all I could stand. Went to the situation downstairs afterwards. The sit down dinners were good. The drink package was not worth it. The drinks were weak. Couldn't get a double cause of the  rules involved with the package. Way too many kids onboard. The kids took over all the pools and the were running around all over the ship. The chocolate lava cake that they boasted about was overcooked the 3 nights that I tried it.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Service

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great service from the whole team. Very helpful and always very  pleasant. Great group of people. Great job Carnival. Just a little idea people who prebooked  with boarding passes should have a another entry where  they can be double checked and be on their way.  All the passengers were in the same line making the wait very long.Happy

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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

Carnival did a great job of making sure we were happy. VERY clean boat!! Never saw any trash and people were always cleaning. Very impressed with the service provided. We had a few issues with a drain and TV and it was fixed immediately.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Dinning room

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We were given the 8.15 dinning on a table for 10, however some days we were all alone on the big table.  It was my birthday, and on that day I was very disappointed to be sitting alone with my husband on a big table, no other guests came to dine at that time, I know the waiters wanted sing happy birthday but we decided to leave before the dessert.  I think the crew can make it very special for passangers who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries.  The restaurant director was extremely nice and his staff were the same, just the arrangement of the sitting in the dinning room was not to our satisfaction.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Our Cruise on the Carnival Splendor was best ever

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

On our 7-Day Splendor Cruise was on the best ever because of the our outstanding wait staff in the dinning room lead by Barnabe.  There were a total of 17 people who went on a family cruise.  We had the 6 p.m. dinning session.  Over the 7 evenings, we celebrated four different birthdays on separate nights. Barnabe and his team of waiters did an outstanding job of making sure everyone had the correct menu items and was always ready to accommodate any requests we had to make each dinner session memorable.  Not to mention, Barnabe was also an outstanding dancer as well.  We all enjoyed the service that was provided.  Also, Simone, our room steward was excellent as well, making sure our room was always neat and decorating our room for my wife's birthday, which occurred while we were on the cruise.  Please thank these two Splendor cruise members for a 'job well done.'  We really enjoyed the experience and look forward to cruising again with Carnival in the future.

 

Alain & Melba

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great for kids

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

Overall the cruise was a lot of fun.  It may be a bit too long with 3 kids.  I loved the movies at night under the stars and the comedy clubs.  I expected more entertainment shows than I was aware of.  The food was good and the staff were upbeat and helpful.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Meal and location of meal and night entertainment

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I feel that the main dinning room should be the Gold pearl where you can see out the rear of the ship and not closed in. I feel this should trade places with the Black pearl dining. While meals are being served the early dinner should have the stage entertainment start at 8:15 pm and the late dining entertainment should be at 6:00 pm not 10:15pm. Also the Lido eating areas in the am I found the food was cold especially the scrambled eggs. One other point our room was 9271 on the lido deck and the music down at the bar was so loud between 9.00pm and midnight that with the cabin door closed you could hear the music and singing  and also with the pool music. I and my wife are some what hard of hearing and it was so loud you couldn't sleep. The rest of the entertainment was good.  Oh one other thing it would be nice if the public bathrooms where marked better maybe with larger signs.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Not Impressed!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The food outside the dining room sucked! Our closets reeked of cigarette smoke and transferred onto all our clothes! Yuck! We're non-smokers! We bought the Cloud 9 Spa Package and both of us got a terrible upper respiratory infection from one of the steam rooms, where there was a ceiling panel hanging loose! Perfect place for bacteria to grow! We're still suffering from this infection and it hurts to breath! The best part of our cruise was our Cabin Attendant I Putu. He made our trip nicer than it was! We heard rumors that Carnival was selling the ship to China after our cruise! The ship is in poor condition. I am disabled and slipped on the black tile they have that seems to absorb oils but no other tIle did this! We won't be doing a Carnival Cruise again! 

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Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck features the Spectacular-Spectacular Theatre, The Fun Shops of Carnival, Our House, the Royal Flush Casino, Oceanview Bar, the Coffee...

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Lido Deck

The Lido Deck features staterooms in categories JS, 8E, 8D, 4J, and 4G, as well as the Splendid Lido, Grand Buffet, Pizzeria, the Grille, The Lido, Deli,...

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Atlantic Deck

The Atlantic Deck features the Spectacular-Spectacular Theatre, Alexander Library, Gallery, Circle "C", the Black Pearl Restaurant, Board Room, Robusto...

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The Spa Deck features staterooms in category 8S as well as the Spa, Thunderball Pool, Children's Spray Park, and the Pinnacle.

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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

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

3006

Total Passengers

2.61

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1503

Total Cabins

34

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