Got Salmonella poisoning on this ship!

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 20, 2015

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6485

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

My family and I cruise once a year but I can honestly say after our experience on the Carnival Splendor last week, we will never cruise Carnival again, and maybe never cruise again.

I can pinpoint the under cooked over-easy eggs I was served in the dining room on Saturday December 26th.  I started having diarrhea within 2 hours.  I did not report it to the cruise line because we were getting off the ship the next morning and my goal was to get home to my own bed.  After the most miserable flight(s) home, a trip to urgent care, 2 trips to ER, and $1000 later in co-pays, I was admitted to the hospital for Salmonella poisoning, with complications of Acute Pancreantitis.  I have months of recovery ahead of me.

When I called to report it upon leaving the hospital, I was clearly told they would make note of it, but they are not obligated financially to do anything.  I asked that a manager call me back to be assured it is reported and that I would send the proof that it was Salmonella poisoning.  I ate nothing once leaving the ship, so it is 100% certainty that I got it on that boat.

Aside of that, the ship is old, food was so-so.
We had a room at the back of the ship - which had a beautiful balcony, however, unless you are prepared for rocking side to side (extreme) and shaking bad enough things fall off the shelf every time you port, don't get a room on the back of the boat.
Fitness room is terrible.  They even built the windows wrong so when you are on the treadmill, you can't see out of the boat.  Embarkation was a nightmare.  took 3 hours which has never happened.

 

NEVER will we cruise Carnival again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
got salmonella poisoning in dining room from over-easy eggs (under-cooked)

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a room at the back of the ship - which had a beautiful balcony, however, unless you are prepared for rocking side to side (extreme) and shaking bad enough things fall off the shelf every time you port, don't get a room on the back of the boat.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
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