A decent cruise
Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: September 25, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryShip Quality:
tacky decor , very odd layout, crowded elevators, very loud.
The food was extremely salty. I love salt but even for me was too much.
The variety at breakfast was very poor: the same thing everyday. I had the feeling that they were 'recycling' dinner into breakfast.
Lunch was okay but way too crowded.
Dinner in the dining rooms could be a hit or a miss. I would not recommend ordering seafood from the menu. We tried lobster, fish and shrimp, and all of the dishes were pretty bad. I liked their steaks and chilled soups.
It was good with decent bathroom.
The stateroom attendants were great hard working people.
Ship staff quality:
Guest services was bad: long lines and bad attitude - I witnessed someone being threatened to be kicked off the ship in Mexico(!) by one of the guest services clerks (I think that says enough about how much this cruise line cares about its customers).
Security checks were very poor. All they cared is customers bringing alcohol on board.
One of our friends passed security with a pocket knife but I got pulled aside for a bottle of wine. Overall the goal of the cruise is to rip you off as much as they can.
It was not that great.
The music on the ship was way too loud. You could not find a space on the ship without having to listen to a "concert".
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Lovers beach
Don't Miss: taking a city bus to El Nogalito. Loved it.....
Pros: itinerary , easy disembarkation
Cons: guest services, expensive alcohol, food