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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 16, 2014
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1363
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My disappointment with this first cruise is caused by me taking SEVERAL things for granted and not doing enough investigation to prepare myself .  I felt lost all the time on the ship and was bored - nothing to do that interested me, Before you go - check out everything and don't take the smallest thing for granted. A cruise is NOT LIKE any other vacation you have ever had. Casino full of cigarette smoke - lots of happy loud children and tons of free lunchroom quality food. Ship employees extremely accommodating and friendly. Lots of couples and groups - making single seating sparse. I 'MIGHT" take another one , but will use this experience as a guideline and will be better prepared if a next time happens.Nervous    

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
PLenty to eat - just "so-so". Nothing you would ever want the recipe for.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not enough variety

Entertainment

3 out of 5
seemed like it was for "older" people or for children

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
always smiling and happy.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship interior was dated and worn.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was everything you need - I would probably never get another room without at least a porthole . Shower is very small - reminded me of camping.

Ship Tip

Check drink policies before you book . Ship is huge - prepare to be lost and devise plan to find other parties if you get separated. Very limited shopping - don't leave things at home that you might need.

3 out of 5
we boarded and departed with no stay in Miami
5 out of 5
People VERY friendly - great beach massages.
5 out of 5
I would like to go back and stay longer. Good food.
3 out of 5
We had limited time - beach was great.
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