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

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great cruise from close to home!

Sail Date: September 13, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

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 Quality
The Splendor needs some updating.
Food and Dining
Awesome food in the dining room.
Service and Staff
Fabulous wait staff.
Great shows.
Children's Programs No kids with us,
Onboard Activities
Not enough Bingo.
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
New York, New York
Terminal employess rude and not helpful.
Boston, Massachusetts
Duck boat tour was fun.
Portland, Maine
Fabulous pottery shops.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Wonderful city to walk around. See the reverse tide.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Go see Peggy's Cove.


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

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