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    Jul 2008
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    Mar 2016
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Carnival Splendor overview

By - Updated Mar. 6, 2020

Carnival Splendor delivers a casual cruise experience designed for the average, fun-loving family. Built in 2008, this Concordia-class ship is headed to dry dock in 2019 before it travels down under to sail the sparkling Australian seas. The overhauled Splendor will debut updated dining options, more nightlife, and an expanded sports zone that complements the existing Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades added in 2016. In keeping with the family-friendly theme, Carnival Splendor features multideck waterslides, Camp Ocean adventure clubs, and Seuss at Sea activities plus all the mini-golf you can handle. Whether you're up for a dive-in movie by the pool or rocking the stage in Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, this line offers an abundance of family-friendly activities and entertainment.

New restaurants will include the popular poolside eateries Guy’s Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina, among other Carnival fan-favorites. Nightlife aboard Splendor centers around the Red Carpet Dance Club; The Cool, a jazz venue that hosts trivia nights; and the El Morocco Lounge, which is a popular spot for comedy and music. At night, Playlist Productions takes over the main stage at Spectacular Spectacular with live shows featuring nostalgic '80s hits and world-class dancing. The Punchliner Comedy Club is another happening venue for stand-up that's approved for all ages in the evening, and adults at night.

One of the ship's best features is the adults-only Serenity Retreat, which is equipped with plush canopy-covered daybeds. Families will also appreciate the main pool, which features a retractable roof so that even unseasonable weather can't spoil your fun.

From its current homeport in Long Beach, Carnival Splendor sails to Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera, including Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. Transpacific cruises are also available as the ship repositions to Sydney, Australia, via Singapore in 2019. Following its refurbishment, Splendor will operate from the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal year-round as Carnival expands its presence in the region. Itineraries range from fast-paced weekend getaways to leisurely 10-night cruises that explore islands between Tasmania and the Gold Coast.

Carnival Splendor ship highlights

  • Four pools and seven whirlpools
  • Water park featuring the Green Thunder racing slide
  • Sports deck with a jogging track and basketball
  • Miniature golf
  • Seuss at Sea activities and parade
  • Circle C for tweens
  • Club O2 for teens
  • Poolside Dive-In Movies
  • Sailaway Parties
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Stage shows by Playlist Productions
  • El Morocco Lounge
  • Red Carpet Dance Club
  • Bars and lounges, including the RedFrog Pub
  • Adults-only Serenity Retreat
  • Cloud 9 Spa with thalassotherapy pool

Before you book

Why sail on Carnival Splendor: Carnival Splendor is an excellent choice for active families traveling with children thanks to its wholesome activities, all-ages entertainment, and an abundance of casual dining.

You should know: Carnival has a reputation for balancing family fun and a party atmosphere, but Splendor tends to stay firmly in a family-friendly territory. There's one more thing...the ship is notorious for its pink decor.

Carnival Splendor ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 3.9
  • Entertainment 3.9
  • Food and Dining 4.0
  • Onboard Activities 4.0
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.1

Carnival Splendor cabins

1508 cabins and 37 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(300 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 188 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $68/night
Oceanview Cabin


(165 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 238 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $83/night
Balcony Cabin


(311 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $107/night
Suite Cabin


(39 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 344 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $164/night

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Carnival Splendor dining



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Taste Bar

Taste Bar

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Carnival Splendor onboard activities

Golden Atrium

Golden Atrium

(3 Reviews)
Oceanview Bar

Oceanview Bar

(3 Reviews)
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

(2 Reviews)
El Mojito Wine Bar

El Mojito Wine Bar

(4 Reviews)

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had a wonderful time being away. by streibitz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Splendor / Destination: Transpacific

Most of the crew were great, i do not like being told we are out of something at a meal, because they are to lazy to go get it like sugar free syrup. every day told by someone we don't have sugar free ice cream and this the beginning of the trip

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Transpacific cruise, once in a lifetime.. by ontariotraveler

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Ship: Carnival Splendor / Destination: Transpacific

If offered again definitely think going on this itinerary. Lots of long sea days, but the ports were something you don't find on the average cruise.

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great by house2882

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Splendor / Destination: Transpacific

staft was outstanding the waiters and cabin Stuarts especially

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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.

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