Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Garish decor

Sail Date: July 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We took the second cruise of the ship in July 2008, a tour of several Baltic ports. The tours of St. Petersburg were very rushed and crowded. Quite disappointing, but you couldn't leave the ship on your own without a $1000 a day chauffeur. It was always a visceral shock to return to the ship. The entry was a revolting combination of pink, black and silver. Giant lifesavers in the same bilious colors decorated elevator doors. Other ports were quite nice with the exception of the stop that required a 4 hour train to Berlin. Not worth the time.

Pros: Tallin, Estonia

Cons: Nightmare in pink decor - Anna Nicole Smith channelling a brothel.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? No.

Ship Quality
Big, new and clean but ugly.
Food and Dining
We've had better and worse on several cruises. Ambiance was poor do to very ugly decor which carried over to all public areas.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a decent mid decks outside cabin with good visibility.
Service and Staff
The crew was friendly but needed much more training. The ship was large and awkward to navigate. After a few days we knew where we were going better than many of the crew.

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