We loved the towel animals!

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was our first cruise (7 Day Mexican Riviera) and it was everything we expected and a whole lot more! The stateroom was fantastic! I'm very glad we upgraded to the BALCONY SUITE STATEROOM! The balcony gave us private moments to take in the fresh air and sun. The balcony enabled me to also capture some great pictures of the ports as we sailed. The Carnival Ship were were cruising on was called the Splendor and still like new. The crew does and exceptional job making sure the ship is clean and spotless. Our room was cleaned to perfection and the towel animals were so cute! We looked forward to seeing what new animal was waiting for us in our room. The food was fresh and there was always a great variety of food. I was surprised to see the variety of low calorie offerings. The shows were very entertaining and the crew of the ship were always in great spirits and full of energy. The cruise directory "Goose" was always interactive and kept everyone engaged with the current activities. We will definitely cruise again and already put a deposit down on our future cruise. I would definitely recommend this type of vacation to anyone!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food quality was excellent! Well stocked buffets and great offerings for low calorie options.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Ship entertainment was absolutely fantastic. The vocalists and the dancers have a wide variety of shows and acts every evening. The schedule has a wide variety of activities to appeal to everyone.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We didn't have any kids with us but the kids always seemed very happy and occupied.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ship staff was outstanding and energetic. The staff was extremely friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make sure your vacation experience would be great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship quality very high! Couldn't possibly be any cleaner or spotless. Ship is beautiful and layout is very user friendly. Nice wide stairs were nice to help get around as an alternative to the elevators. My only minor complaint would be the eating areas did get a little busy and crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom was absolutely spotless. They clean the rooms extremely fast and make sure your every need is taking care of. Size of the Balcony Suite Stateroom was just as comfortable as any land based hotel. Couldn't have been any better. Great shower and bathroom amenities.

Pros: immaculate rooms - great entertainment

Cons: High prices for drinks

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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