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Did you ever want to retract a review ?

Did you ever post a review, and realize that maybe you were either too harsh, or too nice ?

I recently looked at my review of the Splendor ( Carnival ) from October 2014 and realized I was probably too kind.  I gave it 4 stars, and probably should have given it no more than 3.   When I think back, the food was okay.  Just okay.  Except for the steakhouse which is always good.  The thallosotherapy spa was dirty. Locker room was dark and smelled bad. The ledge over the pool hadn't been dusted in forever.  Dustcicles were quite impressive.    The elevator for the spa cabins, which we had, didn't work all week.  

'We took it all in stride, and since it was only a 5 day cruise, we still had a good time.   We also met one of the former Funville posters onboard for lunch.


Have you ever posted a review you wish you could redo ?


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I try to review a cruise as accurately as I felt it was at the time, and looking back after a while, my memory of it might have been skewed, so I wouldn't change anything. 

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No, I think I've been fair and balanced in my reviews.  Your review is from 2014.  I think many people wouldn't bother considering a review that's more than a year old.  I don't bother with reviews that are past 3-4 months old.  So much can change in that time. 


(Several forum posts I wish I could take back.)

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Like Bonnie, I try to write my review near the cruise so it reflects the feeling at the time.  If I wait too long and reflect too much, it can be skewed by lingering incidents good and/or bad.

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Same here.  I tend to be a glass plumb full person, but I do try to be honest in my reviews.

We are sailing on the Splendor in July in spa balcony cabins, so I know not to expect amazing things.  But even if the thalasso pool is dried up and full of cobwebs, I'll still figure out how to have fun LOL  We have three cabins and this was not much more expensive at the time I booked than ocean view.  The only other balconies available close together that were available for our parties' sizes were the noisy ones on Deck 6, so booking the spa cabins was a no brainer. 



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