A few issues but a great time

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8417
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We had a great time on the splendor. Fun ship, good entertainment. Natalie in the piano bar was awesome. A couple issues we had. Room svc. Is spotty at best. They forgot our food/coffee 3 of the times we ordered. We had to call back a few times after waiting over an hour for a pot of coffee. I also ordered a birthday decor in the room for my wife. Since our breakfast was an hour late we were still in the room and all we got was a card. After an argument with the desk I did get a refund. Other than that the service staff in the dining hall was incredible, cruise director was funny and always available. Bartenders around pool area were available but not pushy as Ive experienced in the past. Great Great trip. Going back in February.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
buffets were average and a bit greasy. dining room was fun and food was good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
if you have never played mini golf in a hurricane at midnight while drinking....you have to try it

Entertainment

3 out of 5
shows and movies were fun....comedy clup was cramped, too small, and honestly comedians were not that good this time

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our servers in Golden pearl were outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
anyone who said ship needs update needs to remember the age range is from 5 to 105. you have to appeal to masses

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony was a mistake because now I can never get another inside stateroom again. It was beautiful, comfortable, spacious. And the view every morning and evening couldnt be beaten

Ship Tip

Buy the pre paid drink options for anyone who plans on having a few heavy drinking days. The pre paid soda option is not worth it unless you plan to bring your own bottle of liquer on board.

5 out of 5
very organized, way better than port Canaveral
3 out of 5
Did a mayan tour, was very old, no pyramids, nice history but not epic
5 out of 5
the Mayan ruin/Wallace River tour was amazing....Bring sunblock
never made port, weather did not permit
5 out of 5
DONT BUY ANYTHING shops are crazy expensive, book excursion with locals not ship. cheaper and smaller with same tours
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