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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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8 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 09, 2014
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6212
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The cruise was very nice,but a little long at sea.  Because of the distance, we got to San Juan at 3:00 and found many things (forts and some stores) were closed between 5:00 and 6:00.  It also gets dark earlier there.  Then the next port starts at 7:00 in the morning.  At St. Thomas there are taxis lined up.  They fill them and then go.  Fares were $4.00-$8.00, and you could go to the beach for $8.00 each way.  No need to book a tour.  At Grand Turk the beach and shopping are right off the ship.  The beach is free and there is a huge pool on the upper side.  We took the semi-submersible tour there and really enjoyed it.  Our granddaughter (9) enjoyed the kid's program.  The food was good.  Our room was nice and things were kept very clean.  The ship is huge and it was a long walk from our room in the front of the ship to the food in the back.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very good, but nothing was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Shop and beach
5 out of 5
It was nice because it was the least distance to walk. Be sure to have water shoes if you go into the ocean. We really enjoyed the pool.
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