Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

"Needs improvement"

Sail Date: February 27, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Not what I expected from Carnival Splendor in comparisson to Carnival Paradise. Carnival Splendor might be a better or newer ship but the customer experience didn't match. Needs a lot of improvement. Will try Royal or Norwegian cruise lines next trip.

Pros: Dining Server and Stateroom Attendant were on top of service

Cons: Checked in on a top of trash bin due to long lines, very short notice on sail itenerary, showtimes needs a lot of improvement

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Showtime dancers were a little stiff and lacks of energy. The singing and the band were great but the dancers or the show itself needs improvement.
Ship Quality
Since it's a newer ship, it's good.
Food and Dining
Food was average. Waited an hour and 15 minutes on the Mongolian Buffet. Could've added another chef instead of only two.
Service and Staff
I used to work at Ritz Carlton, Loews Hotels and Renaissance Hotels and the ship service isn't bad at all. Friendly staff.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was exeptional. Nothing I can ask for.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Too much tourists atmosphere. Two days was more than enough.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Zip lining and shopping.

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