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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2013
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Overall, I liked the ship. Lots of performances, music, shows. The food was great at the sit-down restaurant. Better stuff this time, friendlier. The only concern, I don't like to get to know about specific programs on the ship from other guests, and the employees are reluctant to tell about them. These programs include dining option from 5:45 pm till 9 something, we never heard about this option before. Also 5$ match up coupon in the casino, if a guest orders a top-shelf cocktail ( that's what we drank all the time), we had to go to the front desk and ask them to print them out for the past few days, etc. We will give another try to Carnival one more time in the next few months, if no positive changes in our experience, we will use other cruise lines.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food wasn't too great, so we tried not to miss dinner. Food at the sit-down restaurant was very good, except I sent away lobster one night, it wasn't very fresh, second lobster was fresh and delicious. My favorite part on the menu-didja ever try?.... great selection of things that are not normally served, thats pretty much what I consumed throughout the whole trip

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
staff was friendlier this time in comparison with other carnival ships. Definitely, would like to mention Mariella (assistant server at our restaurant, late night sitting) and Natasha (bartender from Lido Deck and a night club). These employees made our cruise very enjoyable and went above and beyond while providing their service to us

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
loved the decor inside of the ship, especially a huge canvas with a white cat on it. Maybe some more light have to be added at the Lido deck, so it's more festive

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
our room was always clean, and we didn't have to ask for anything extra

Pros: friendlier stuff, great food at the sit-down restaurant

Cons: getting to know about various programs on ship (like 5$ match up coupon in casino if you buy a top-shelf cocktail) from other guests, not the employees of the ship

Recommends Carnival Splendor? Yes!

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