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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 13, 2014

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1361

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

While this was my fifth cruise, it was the first one I have taken without having to fly to get to the ship. Leaving from New York was very convenient, although the terminal employees were definitely New Yorkers- rough, brass,loud, rude, and not very helpful. We were not directed as to where to leave our luggage until we had schlepped it all the way upstairs. At that point a rude woman yelled at us to bring it back down. Okay- that could have been handled differently.

We did not let that dampen our spirits. The rest of the cruise was wonderful. The Splendor is getting old, but the staff was amazing. The cabins were clean, the food was great, and the entertainment was awesome. We did miss having Bingo every day, but we managed to find other things to do. The ports were perfect- Boston, Portland, St. John, Halifax- all wonderful small cities. 

All in all, a very relaxing non-beach cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Awesome food in the dining room.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not enough Bingo.


5 out of 5
Great shows.

Children's Programs

No kids with us,

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fabulous wait staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Splendor needs some updating.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Eat dinner in the dining room. The food was delicious and the wait staff wonderful.

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5
Terminal employess rude and not helpful.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Duck boat tour was fun.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Fabulous pottery shops.

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
Wonderful city to walk around. See the reverse tide.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Go see Peggy's Cove.
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