November 2015 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Western
We have cruised on other lines, and they were all good as well, but this cruise on the Carnival Splendor was just so much fun. Now we booked a spa room on the 11th floor right by the spa as the plan was to spend the majority of this trip utilizing the "free" items that cam with our spa room. The thermal bath, the aroma steam room, the regular steam room and the heated lounges right in the front of the ship were spectacular. We celebrated our birthdays with a number of spa treatments that were discounted at 20%-30%-40% for the first,second, third and so on treatments. We had two free classes (with our spa room) Pilates and yoga and we were the only two int the class so it was a comfortable private class. We had two couple massages including one with a full facial and the other with hot rocks. We did the Rasul scrub and worked out in the gym everyday. The room and balcony were more than sufficient, the room steward was great. I had a birthday decoration package ordered along with a cake which was displayed as we entered the room. Then the chocolate covered strawberries were delivered the following day. We used room service for a couple of breakfasts and they were delivered correctly and on time. The comedy shows were excellent, we went to 7 of them. The variety shows were your typical musical numbers, but both the singers were great and the dancers were phenomenal. Costumes and costume changes were amazing. The food in the black pearl restaurant had great variety and tasted wonderful. The lido buffet had a great variety of foods for breakfast and lunch fair. We did not do any excursions as this trip was meant to be a true relaxing cruise. We did get off the ship in each port, Honduras being our favorite out of all the ports. They had a beach area and hammocks, sun lounges with canopies, and beds right on the beach. The water was crystal clear and the staff around the resort area were helpful. I would love to be stuck in a ground hog day kind of movie where this trip would repeat over and over it would be that good.