Decent cruise, good value for money

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Embarkation and debarkation lines were exceptionally long. Our inside cabin was clean and well maintained during our cruise. The staff in the Black Peal restaurant were very friendly and efficient, and the food was outstanding. Unfortunately the buffet was a disappointment. The lines were long and the food was bland. It would have been a nice touch to have a free soda bar in the buffet, but soda was only available at a cost of $2.25 each at bars, etc. The karaoke was outstanding, with a talented young man named Kim as the host, who kept the audience in stitches with his antics. Other entertainment was average, although one of the adult comics did a great show.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Black Pearl restaurant with "anytime" dining was excellent. Gold Pearl restaurant for breakfast was no better than the buffet.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Spectacular lounge shows were good for a ship, average in general entertainment. Bingo was overpriced with small prizes, obviously a great profit center for Carnival. First time for me at karaoke and had a great time, but that was other passengers being entertaining. Couldn't find senior oriented dancing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiter in Black Pearl was entertaining and outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Putting the adult Serenity deck directly below the miniature golf that was crowded with children was definitely a mistake.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Inside cabin on deck 8. Well laid out, and kept very clean.

Pros: Black Pearl restaurant and karaoke shows

Cons: long lines for everything, especially buffet.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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