Carnival Splendor first debuted in 2008, and is the only ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s Splendor class. The vessel is a large ship carrying up to 3,006 passengers, and sails to a variety of destinations including Alaska, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, and even the Panama Canal.

Passengers can catch some rays in the Serenity adults-only area, enjoy a musical production show, attend a cooking demonstration, or catch the crook during CLUE: The Murder Mystery game. Barbecue fans will love the new Ol’ Fashioned BBQ venue onboard Carnival Splendor, serving up smoked beef, pork butt, and grilled chicken with sides like potato salad, baked beans, and mac and cheese. There’s also a burrito bar, Tandoor Indian food, the steakhouse, Mongolian Wok, and the traditional buffet and main dining room.

Kids love the onboard Seuss at Sea program where they can meet The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters, attend a Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, and make Seuss-themed crafts. A pop-up Build-A-Bear Workshop, mini golf, the Twister Waterslide, and kids parties round out the children's offerings on board Splendor and ensure your little ones will never experience a dull moment.

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Sails from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Cruises to:

Mexico , Hawaii , Caribbean

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4.3 out of 5

Not so fun vacation with Hurricane Bud by Jenleb

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Carnival did offer another cruise 100% comparable to what we spent so not all was lost and they did honor the credit which was already applied to a future trip and booked; we are super excited😉😬

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4.1 out of 5

Enjoyed the cruise. by dmadsen

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Enjoyed the cruise. Crew was great. Dining room staff excellent. Shows were entertaining

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3.7 out of 5

Ship was blah. Entertainment crew was phenomenal by tmarden62

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The entertainment crew made this trip great. The ship itself was not worth the money but the fun squad made up for it.

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5 out of 5

The most amazing vacation I have ever had by aarzola797

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Service was excellent. Room was excellent. Entertainment was excellent. Everything was amazing

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3.7 out of 5

Great cruise but because of our balcony cabin location, no sleep! by livesalesonline

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Our cabins were located exactly underneath the galley for The Grill. The noise all day and all night was very very loud. Complaints to Guest Services brought assurances that they would, "talk to the food & beverage staff, manager etc." but day after day (including calls to guest services at 4:30am when the noise was worst), made no difference. They kept offering us free excursions which we rejected as we wanted to SLEEP! Finally toward the end of the trip they gave us an onboard credit and a certificate for 15% off a future cruise (??). We told them thank you but that it did not make up for a week without proper sleep (and we were traveling with a 3 year old). They apologized a lot but were unable to solve the issue. The noise was very loud, people dragging things across the floor and banging metal against metal. Also employees talking very loudly. Not a good cruise we were exhausted at the end!

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Oct 16, 2014

Don't sign up for the spa / thermal suite. Small pool, small locker rooms. Much better on NCL

Jan 25, 2015

Check out the Taste Bar. Great for a quick little bite while walking through the ship, without having to go to the buffet.

Aug 22, 2016

Be sure to use the upstairs of the Lido dining area.

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