June 2015 - 4 Night Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Splendor
The trip overall offered rest, relaxation and fun. The food was fair and while some portions of the meal were good-excellent, the other components of the meal were only fair at best. The biggest issue that I had was the cleanliness of the ship. Upon entry to the stateroom, the bathroom had debit in the sink. There was also hair in the shower and the shower curtain had black mold on the bottom of the edge. The cabin steward did work diligently and did a great job during the cruise to maintain the room during our cruise. The common eating areas surrounding the pool and buffet always had tables with dirty dishes piled high on them. I regularly needed to move soiled dishes to another table with soiled dishes to have a place to sit. The tables had food/syrups stuck to them. The cloth cushions on the seating were heavily soiled and/or stained. Overall, the presentation of cleanliness was not evidenced. The ship did have some hand sanitizing stations throughout though there was clearly not enough and they were located in areas that were not always prominent. I did not see staff regularly using the hand sanitizing stations. Additionally, I did not see any evidence of passengers being encouraged to utilize hand sanitizer or any other infection control measure.