Carnival Splendor

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    

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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Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Our cruise on the Carnival Splendor was almost perfect.  The staff were attentive, the ship was clean, the entertainment was great. The locations we stopped at were interesting.  I highly recommend this cruise!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Carnival Splendor, D.R., St.Thomas, San Juan, & Gran Turks.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

My favorite part was the Outback tour at the Dominion Republic.  The Outback crew did an excellent job.  

The tour of St. John including the national parks was lacking.  Could not hear or understand the driver.  Just didn't see much of anything & heard nothing. 

Each Carnival cruise shows the  dinner selection becoming becoming smaller and smaller.  Food was good, but after seeing the same menu on the seventh day, it felt monotonous.

Room clean and room stewart, Enrico did an excellent job.  

Lots of very loud music.  Too much for my likes.  

Tom Boss, comedian, was excellent.  

Getting on and off the ship was easy and uneventful.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Could have been better.

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The food served in the dining room were the same items served on the Lido Deck, with the exception of the Lobster Tails. I ordered from the Steakhouse Menu most nights. (SURCHARGE $20)  Carnival has started charging for just about everything now. And what happen to the destination T-shirts. They only have Carnival Cruising or some port we didn't visit. And the sizes were limited. The line to buy T-shirts was like a Black Friday sale. Get there early or else. Now I see why real cruisers are switching to Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and even Disney. The entertainment was the best. Broadway nights with the singers they have on the Carnival Splendor. Much better than the cast on the Carnival Conquest. Hats off. They made the trip bearable. The lead male rocked the house. And the sultry female lead was giving him a run for the money. Outstanding. Cruise was okay. Entertainment was phenomenal. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

DISAPPOINTING

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

HAVING GONE ON SEVERAL CRUISES, THIS CRUISE WAS NOT UP TO EXPECTATIONS.

 

THE DINING EXPERIENCE WAS ALWAYS  TO BE LOOKED FORWARD TO.   THIS TIME WAS DISAPPOINTING.  FOOD WAS GOOD, WAITERS WERE GOOD BUT OVERWORKED. SLOWED UP SERVICE, TO LONG TO COMPLETE MEAL.

 

MAIN SPECTACULAR  ENTERTAINMENT NOT TO OUR LIKING. 

 

SMOKING IN CASINO PREVENTED USAGE AT TIMES.  

 

STATEROOM SERVICE VERY GOOD.

 

COLOR SCHEME OF SHIP LOOKS LIKE PEPTO BISMO

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

May be better next time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Ship needs some uplifting.

 

Employee were very cordial .

 

entertainment needs some improvement.

 

Specialty dining was advertised but not there.Not many choices to eat at your own time.Formal Dressed events were a joke.Nothing there.

 

Much better experience with other cruises.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Not as good as in the past, but still nice.

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The boat and the staff were all unbelievably great. Our room was very nice and our cleaning lady was awesome. The thing I didn't like were the shows that were once, like off Broadway were not good at all. The comedy club was enjoyable. We had also bought the prepaid soda option for each of us. I drink a lot of soda but since you are off the boat a lot, I think it is cheaper to buy by the glass. I did not like that the pop cans sat outside and not on ice or refrigerated so were warm and when you poured a can of pop over ice, your drink turns to water. Would be nice if you chilled the pop as you do beer. Overall was still a nice trip and I would return. Our suite was worth the trip alone so when we were not happy with shows, it was very pleasant to come back to a super room with huge balcony.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Birthday Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

WE loved the warm weather and beautiful ports we visited.  The ship was wonderful, very clean and had plenty of entertainment while onboard. The shows were excellent and the variety of food was great. We never went hungry. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent

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

Excellent service, shows, music, food, etc. I highly recommend it. No complaints at all at this time. Keep up the good work. Planning to go again very soon. Thanks.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Seeing all sorts of sights

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I enjoy seeing other places in the world and that I can return at another date if I want to.  Grand Cayman is a place I'd definitely go back to.  The boat was too crowded for me.  Next time I'd pick a smaller ship.  The service on this cruise was amazing.  Although I can't say that  booking with Cheap Cruises.  The person that helped Ed Sai was not "helpful" at all.  I would never book with or use Cheap Cruises again.  He added insurance after not explaining the cost and he was extremely hard to contact on other issues like transportation to the airport.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Slightly Disappointed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Dining room service was the slowest I have ever had with Carnival.  On one night, 25 minutes (after seated) to get our water glasses filled and talk to a waiter; 20 more minutes before they returned with bread -- NOT FUN WAITING THAT LONG.

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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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Spa Deck

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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