Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Needs Improvement; health issues

Sail Date: February 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Arrived at Long Beach Pier a little early, around 11. Expected to board by 1pm at the latest, and have lunch by 2 pm as noted by the memo handed out by Carnival. Did not board until close to 4pm. No explanation by any Carnival staff, when asked, simply replied "We don't know what the delay is." 3200 people wating in line with minimal bathroom faciities and no food options. NOT a good way to start of a cruise. Called Carnival yesterday with my concerns, said they would "look into it."

Pros: The room was always cleaned well and in a timely manner. Food the majority of the time was good.

Cons: The disorganization of embarking, disembarking in Cabo.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Only went to 1 show. quite cheesy.
Food and Dining
Pretty good most of the time. The indian food station was very good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, except ventilation an isue on boat.
Service and Staff
Had a wonderful room steward, and the ladies and the coffee shop were very friendly.
Ship Quality
Very odd and confusing layout. Worst was the odor in the second floor hallway. When we finally did board, there were several blowers to rid the smell. Smell was MOLD. By the end of the cruise, my husband and I and others were very ill with respiratory problems. The carpet may have been replaced with the fire, but the floors did not dry out. Ventilation on this boat is horrible. Had to go to the doctor upon returning for medications and injections to fight a mold exposure.

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