The Pink Palace

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 12, 2013
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This is my 7th Carnival Cruise and it truly went just as I expected. The layout was a little confusing and although this ship is a little larger than others I felt it was also more cramped..with that said the food was good, the weather was great, the captain and staff were very informative and our wait staff in all the dining rooms were Exceptional. This is also the Cleanest ship I have EVER been on.. our room steward (Reynaldo) did an amazing job everyday.. Just a few disappointing factors were that the basketball court was down for nearly 1/2 the cruise as the net was broken and my son and others were not allowed to play in that area.. As activities are minimal at best on this ship that was a loss..and there were NEVER enough deck chairs on the ship or on Turks & Caicos or the private island..when asked for assistance we were told sorry..nothing we can do..the staff were very friendly otherwise and the cruise itself was enjoyable.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
a lot of repeats

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
just not enough - little enthusiasm from the activities staff

Entertainment

1 out of 5
less than mediocre, few pool activities, and the shows were okay

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Pink, pink & more pink, gaudy decor

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Reynaldo did an AWESOME job

Ship Tip

If you can go for the formal breakfast/brunch in the dining room - it is well worth being pampered!

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