November 2015 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Western
We were on this ship in January 2015. Being an older, refurbished ship we weren't sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised the first time and when we saw a great deal on this cruise we decided to try it again. We were not disappointed!
Embarkation was one of the best. We were on the ship and eating lunch within one hour from arrival.
I would like to comment on the smoking policy. I'm aware that smoking is frowned upon everywhere, however, there are still quite a bit of smokers. Since it is no longer permitted in the cabins (or balconies if you have one), there should be an additional designated inside area. And all areas where it is permitted should have ample ashtrays.