revruss

revruss
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Joined: 03/12/2015
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Carnival Splendor

February 2017 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

Hampered by engine problems.

  The Splendor is a 2006 model ship that can hold about 3,000 passengers. The burst of personal technology in the past decade has already rendered the ship somewhat obsolete. We needed extensions on extensions to keep everything charged in our cabin. There is only 1 specialty dining plus you can pay $20 extra for a fancy fixings at a regular dining room. On board shopping is limited and the casino is smoky and somewhat unavoidable as you move about the ship. 

  The personnel, however, are great and the shows are entertaining.

   HappyThis ship developed an engine problem which resulted in 2 of the stops being cancelled. Because we booked tours through Carnival, the ones we would miss were immediately cancelled with the costs replaced in our on-board accounts. In addition we recovered some unused port fees and got $100 per person added to our accounts. We also will be reimbursed 50% of our cruise cost + a like amount deducted from a future cruise. I considered that fair under the conditions. 

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Royal Princess

October 2015 - Royal Princess to Caribbean - Southern

Glamorous ship; interesting itinerary.

The Royal Princess is one of the largest and newest in the Princess fleet. It is elegant in appearance. Food is AWAYS available somewhere. Unlike some ships , it is not a floating water park (no slides) nor does it have the bumper cars, skating rink, etc. of the newer Royal Caribbean ships. The production shows are excellent. The staff appeared to be consistently efficient and friendly. We were primarily interested in the value for the money and the Caribbean Medley itinerary which included islands we haven't seen before. If you can live without a rock-climbing wall and a water slide, this is an attractive cruise. 

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revruss's Tips

San Juan, Puerto Rico - There is a FREE bus ride around Old San Juan that you can get on near the cruise port. You can hop off and on as frequently as you like. We found a boat ride around the harbor on TripAdvisor for $40 pp.
Royal Princess Royal Princess - The Alegro dining room (fixed schedule seating) is reached by taking the rear elevator down to the sixth deck. It is cut off from the rest of deck six and cannot be reached by going up from a lower deck.

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received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - Glamorous ship; interesting itinerary.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Hampered by engine problems.

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - Glamorous ship; interesting itinerary.

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - Glamorous ship; interesting itinerary.

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - Glamorous ship; interesting itinerary.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Hampered by engine problems.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Hampered by engine problems.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Splendor cruise review - Hampered by engine problems.