Needs Improvement; health issues

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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."

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pretty good most of the time. The indian food station was very good.


1 out of 5
Only went to 1 show. quite cheesy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Had a wonderful room steward, and the ladies and the coffee shop were very friendly.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Clean, except ventilation an isue on boat.

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.

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