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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 11, 2015
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2250
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

In the past we have booked on Royal Caribbean but decided to book with Carnival since the Port was so close to home. We were disappointed from the start of our 5 day cruise. Boarding consisted of over 2 hours of standing in long lines. When we went inside to have lunch, we found the selection to be lacking flavor & variety. This was also a problem throughout the cruise with the exception of the dining room. We were an hour or more late leaving port Norfolk. The pools were extremely salty & the temperature in the whirlpools were more like bath water. The entire ship lacked the sparkle that we had experienced on other ships. Upon returning it took just over 4 hours to finally get off the ship. Port Norfolk was pure chaos. They had a festival going on in the Park next to it & were attempting to board the next cruise. Traffic was a nightmare.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
No flavor!! Lacking variety. 4 buffets on the Lido deck that each offered the same thing.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
3 out of 5
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