joetrippy

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Carnival Splendor

December 2017 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

Great way to spend Christmas

Great value...great ship....great time....no such thing as a bad cruise. A nice variation of islands...staff was helpful. Relaxing and fun even though the ship was full to capacity we never felt crowded or rushed. Staff was a bit stretched but Carnival has to figure that out. Great food and entertainment

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Carnival Glory

October 2014 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

great ship

Carnival Glory is a beautiful, clean well maintained ship in the fleet. Highlights are Guys Burger Joint!

Entertainment was excellent but shows were not every night leaving some nights thin on activities. The comedy club both "family" oriented and adults only were excellent yet again not every night.

The Glory crew (like all Carnival ships we have cruised) go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Starting from check in to debarkation; crew members call us by name. Room stewards and dining room staff always greeted us by name and adressed any requests

The entertainment was somewhat lacking from past cruises on Carnival and other lines. The Western Caribbean itinerary includes Belize and Roatan as well as Cozumel and Cayman. 

Belize is a difficult tender port with a 20 minute (in smooth water) tender each way. As for the port...the terminal area is quite nice with the usual variety of diamond stores, restaurants and T-shirt shops. Outside of the terminal...proceed at your own risk.

Roatan is a beautiful plush hilly island. Aside from this plush tropical appearance...poverty abound.

These 2 ports are worth....enjoying the day on the ship while others explore the ports. 

Cozumel and Cayman are always fun ports with activities provided by the cruise line or other sources.

We would cruise this ship again....with the eastern itinerary.

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St. John's, Antigua - Great port. A lot to do close by. We did the horse back excursion. Great time...great staff...lots of fun. Pretty Island
Basseterre, St. Kitts - Pretty Island. Daughter did dolphin excursion and really enjoyed it....we were able to watch the events without paying. usual "stuff" in port. They start to look the same after a while. But still a nice place to visit
Grand Turk Island - Great "beach" stop. A few local bars....great sand and beaches. Funny,,,people sit by the pool on lounges on the ship...then get off the ship to....sit by the beach and pay to sit in the lounges......oh well we all have our idea of fun
San Juan, Puerto Rico - These people need to focus on recovery from the hurricanes. I realize tourism is their industry but...Not sure Washington is doing what should be done.....talking with the locals....they still feel isolated and forgotten!
Nassau, Bahamas - Hasnt changed in 30 years of cruising. Straw hats and jewelry. Cabbies were quite insistent. Not as bad as Jamaica but...annoying
Carnival Splendor Carnival Splendor - Deck 5 is where you need to be to get from bow to stern inside...or go thru the cabin floors. Deck 4 and 3 have public areas but it is a bit disjointed getting around. We have been on this class chip before so we got the flick early....not so for many others. On and off at the ports was so smooth as well as embark and debark. Carnival knows how to move people
Cozumel, Mexico - fun and safe.....lots to do excursion wise or just walking around on your own
George Town, Grand Cayman - our favorite island. This island has its own economy aside from supporting cruise ships. clean friendly and fun. Could be a "destination"
Miami, Florida - Great place to start any cruise easy to get in and out
Belize City, Belize - long (20-30 minute) tender to port. Poverty prevail. Security with M-16's does nothing to make one feel safe....one has to wonder why they are necessary
Carnival Glory Carnival Glory - Easy to get around except to get to the paradise dining room which requires a round about manner up and down floors to get to from front to back. Guys Burger Joint is a great addition as well as the taco bar. Similar to carnival Valor in size and layout.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Great way to spend Christmas

shared a quick tip for Carnival Splendor"Deck 5 is where you need to be to get from bow to stern inside...or go thru the cabin floors.
Deck 4 and 3 have public areas but it is a bit disjointed getting around. We have been on this class chip before so we got the flick early....not so for many others.
On and off at the ports was so smooth as well as embark and debark. Carnival knows how to move people"

reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Carnival Splendor and gave it 3.7 stars!

added Dec 17, 2017 cruise on Carnival Splendor to their profile.