Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Exciting and Fun!

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Overall this was a wonderful cruise.  Lots to do on and off the ship, yet never felt rushed.  Beautiful sites, but best to have excursions scheduled for Amber Cove DR port, because that side of the island is rather poor and not much to do unless you plan ahead.  Ship staff was knowledgeable and friendly (except for 1 woman at the excursion desk). 


Will definitely cruise again!

Cabin / Stateroom
Room is a good size for up to 3 people; lots of closet and drawer space. Bathroom is a good size and efficiently laid out with lots of shelving.

Remember to bring a power cord as there is only 1 outlet in the room
Embarkation and Disembarkation
very well organized
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Amber Cove was not all that great. also, snorkling locations should be further out to sea because the corals near the shore are colorless (St. John Catamaran excursion).
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
If you are not adventurous, plan your excursion ahead as there isn't much to do on your own. However, if you prefer to rent a car, as we did, I definitely recommend Damajagua Falls!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Easily catch cabs and visit on your own- Beach at Isla Verde has jetski rentals, Condado Lagoon has paddle boarding- organizers are friendly and knowledgeable. Old San Juan is beautiful and lots of fun stores. Food is great!
Grand Turk Island

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