Carnival Splendor

3.6 out of 5

Overview

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.

Sails from: Miami, Florida, Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Cruises to: Caribbean - Eastern, Caribbean - Western, Mexico

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Ok Caribbean Cruise

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I Won't be back. Too much smoking, too many kids, and the buffet servers were way to rude and mean. Too many kids, the smoking on the boat was gross and made it hard to enjoy most of the activities. the buffet servers are rude, and the customer service at the excursion desk was great. The buffet servers made you really want to cuss them out but I held my peace because I'm a minister and had to maintain myself as a child of GOD but because of the servers, I will not go on another Carnival Splendor cruise, not ever and I mean that.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good trip with a few hiccups

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5 out of 10 see above comments for more details . This was an okay cruise but I probably would not sail carnival again I'll stick with royal Caribbean

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Carnival Splendor 2017

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Disappointed that the original port of call have to be cancel. I have already been to the ports of call the ship was router the to. Would have preferred a postponement of the cruise for another time.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Worst vacation ever!

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After calling carnival to complain they basically laughed off the poor service and didn't care that the itinerary changed 2 times and that we only got to go to 3 ports instead of 4. Gave a $10 credit for not going to Cozumel. After paying $1500 a $10 credit for missing a port was a slap in the face.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

A good ship with a couple of disapponting things

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
For the most part I liked the ship. I was able to relax and have fun. We did not go to our intended destinations because of the Hurricanes, but I did enjoy the alternate ports that were provided. Overall I liked the cruise and would take it again in the future.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3006

  • Total Crew: 1150

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.61

  • Built: Jul 2008

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1503

  • Cabin Categories: 34

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lhappel
Contributor Level: Second Mate
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.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain
Oct 16, 2014

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

emfraser
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 04, 2015

To travel from aft to fwd the easiest way I found was to drop to 2 deck walk the length of the hall and return to the deck you want , some decks have no thru acess , also good way to avoid the smoky casino area .

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