Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: June 18, 2013
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6246
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago
This was our 1st time on Splendor. I love the ship except for the fact that it could be tricky getting to the main dinning room. The galley splits up the hallway so you have to go up a level then down or down a level then up. Also, I was not crazy about the serenity deck. On Miracle, Serenity has its own pool, hot tub and bar. This one did not.
It certainly did not ruin my trip because there is so much going on most times. The crew was just wonderful as usual. I am amazed at how the stewards and dining crew can remember your names. They always have a smile on their faces.
We did the steakhouse on the 1st night. You get a free bottle of wine then. Dinner was delish. It only cost $35.00 per person. and is very well worth it.
The one day it was very foggy and the fog horn was going often. That's OK with me because I love that sound.
Also, my sister talked me into getting a day pass for the spa. It cost $40.00 and you have 24 hours to use it as much as you want. It was REALLY nice.
It was my aunts birthday a few days before we left so I had their room decorated as a surprise. They did a really good job. I also had a birthday cake delivered to dinner that night.
We had choppy waters one day so they hung "barf bags" all over the ship. I giggled when I first saw that.
Food and Dining
I did the behind the scenes tour. It is about 3 hours and cost $95.00. You go all over the ship in places you normally would not. Lots of up and down steps. You get a bunch of gifts and 2 8X10 photos. One is of the group on the bridge with the captain. That was the highlight of the tour for me.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
I try to hit all the tea times that are offered. At tea time they have hot tea, desserts and hors d'oeuvres. It is free and lasts about an hour. I always try to be 1st in line so I can get a window seat.