May 2015 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Bahamas
In the past we have booked on Royal Caribbean but decided to book with Carnival since the Port was so close to home. We were disappointed from the start of our 5 day cruise. Boarding consisted of over 2 hours of standing in long lines. When we went inside to have lunch, we found the selection to be lacking flavor & variety. This was also a problem throughout the cruise with the exception of the dining room. We were an hour or more late leaving port Norfolk. The pools were extremely salty & the temperature in the whirlpools were more like bath water. The entire ship lacked the sparkle that we had experienced on other ships. Upon returning it took just over 4 hours to finally get off the ship. Port Norfolk was pure chaos. They had a festival going on in the Park next to it & were attempting to board the next cruise. Traffic was a nightmare.