fantastic time for all
Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest
Sail Date: May 31, 2009
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryFrom the moment we started the embarkation to the last wave as we pulled out of the parking lot at the end of the trip the experience exceeded our expectations. The beautiful lines of the ship with its trademark "fin" to the well appointed balcony rooms on the spa level we were "wowed".
We had spa rooms so we had unlimited use of the steam rooms and the thala therapy pool which we took full use of. The staff was professional and always available. The satisfied looks on the passengers' faces as they left their massages said it all.
The dining room (Black Pearl) although oddly decorated with as one teen noted "fried eggs on the ceiling" didn't detract as much as facinate us.
The roof over the pool was a huge bonus as our trip had been diverted to Canada (instead of Mexico). The cool weather was never a factor due to the roof (limited use of the slide though).
My teens (age 13, 15 and 19) had a blast. They loved the teen clubs and activities.
They stayed up late, slept in and I never heard any of them say "I'm bored".
All of us are looking forward to our next trip.
Food and Dining
Food in the dining room was prompt, hot and the staff in the Black Pearl pleasant and entertaining.
The activities were varied.
We didn't go on any of the shore excursions....we had already been to Victoria and Vancouver...and there wasn't much to do in Astoria so we walked to town and back.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: well maintained. Never felt crowded.
Cons: Pink, Pink and more pink........very odd decor thru out the ship