Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 13, 2011
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
There were only stairs in the grand theater. No ramps and no handicapped seating. Walk ways were barely adequate for a standard sized walker. The state room doorway was to narrow for a standard sized walker unless it was collapsed. There were a lot of dead ends in the ship hallways. Some decks didn't go all the way from aft to bow and required several elevator rides to get from point to point. It would have been nice if the staff would have told the able bodied guests to use the stairs as much as possible to make the elevators more accessible for the disabled guests. This is not a disability friendly ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was great, although they didn't have crab legs. My favorite food of all time. Also the aisles in the dining room were difficult to "navigate" with a standard sized walker.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We liked the comedians, family friendly, karaoke, it was easy to get to with the walker. Wish they would have had a rock climbing wall. The pools were small.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always courteous. Did not help much if you made excursions with a different travel company.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
As stated before. This is not a ship to be used by the disabled.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom staff were friendly and helpful. The state room door was too narrow for a standard sized walker unless collapsed.
3 out of 5
We liked the snorkeling and zip-line. Were not interested in shopping or restauranting.
Don't Miss: A bus tour of the country side would be the best, or a whale tour.
5 out of 5
The dolphin encounter was great, and there was a water slide park with the deal. Really great. Didn't like dickering with taxi cab drivers to get to and from the activity. Again , didn't care for restaurants or shopping. I can do this at home.
Don't Miss: A bus tour of the country side would be nice as well. There is lots of vegetation.

Pros: The food was great. The room was accomodating and user friendly, except the stateroom door did not accomodate a regular sized walker.

Cons: They didn't serve crab legs. The ship was not very ADA friendly, neither were the guests.

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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