wonderful, could be more smkids friendly

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 14, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

first, i would like to comment Ron from housekeeping as someone that brightened our day, every day, all day. Housekeeping as immaculate.
second, the buffet food is amazing.
the only problem is that there are many options for adults but nothing really for kids. the kids have their camp, but if i wanted to be with my kids all day, i didn't have even 1 room that i could go to and be only kids, with kids play. i could drop them at camp all day, and the camp was amazing and my kids loved it, but went to it 4 times only for 2 hrs each. all rest was up to me to entertain. the result was that they played a lot at the glass elevators. the family friendly comedy shows were wonderful for adults, but definitely not for little kids. little kids just don't really understand the humor.

in addition, the music on the lido deck was too loud. it should be enjoyable to listen but still be able to make some kind of conversation without shouting loud or moving somewhere else.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
the best food ever


3 out of 5
great for adults, nothing for kids except camp

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
camp was excellent, i would like to mention Dali and the blonde girl (forgot her name...) as loving to my kids. the only thing is that i would love more activities for kids with the parents too. i want to enjoy my kids too in the vacation, not only dump them in camp.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
friendly and attentive stuff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
5 stars on cleanliness, accessibility, decor.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very high quality of room and of housekeeping
1 out of 5
the ship is so great and the weather in mexico was so hot and humid, that we visited only because we scheduled with family to meet there
1 out of 5
the ship is so great and the weather in mexico was so hot and humid, that we went back after 2 hrs

Pros: excellent food, excellent housekeeping

Cons: no activities for little kids except the camp and water spray

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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