Susan's Birthday Gift Cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 31, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship is an engineering marvel. I took the behind the fun tour and enjoyed that very much. I wish it was longer. I would have enjoyed more time in the engine control room as I am an engineer myself. The Splendor is a huge ship. Very impressive!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only complaint here was my wife and I would have liked to have dined at one of the larger tables. We were at a table for 2. On previous cruises we sat with at least 2 other couples and were able to share experiences with them.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I loved the shows. The costumes and the dancing and music not to mention the lighting. The best I've seen!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No specific examples. Everyone was very helpful. No complaints.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
My room was on the 9th floor. It was a perfect spot to be. It was close to the pool areas and the buffets. We spent a lot of time on that floor.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an inside stateroom so we got what I expected. I plan to at least have a window next time. A clock in the room would have been nice. I had to turn the TV on to check the time. I eventually bought a watch, which may have been your intention.
3 out of 5
We didn't plan an excursion and probably should have. We shopped and got some great jewelry. It was fun but we had more fun in Cabo.
5 out of 5
We did the Lovers Beach and Snorkle. We enjoyed that the best. We did the Salsa - Salsa the next day. It was a ball also. I highly recommend both.
Don't Miss: Snorkling

Pros: Spending Susan's Birthday in Cabo and enjoying dinner in the steak house that evening. She loved it and I did too!

Cons: The soda program. I am thirsty and am used to drinking my sodas 32 to 44 oz at a time. It was a bit of a hassle to have to keep going back for less than 12 oz at a time.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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