Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

OK, not exceptional

Sail Date: February 14, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our 3rd cruise, least favorite. Seas were rough, excursions canceled and Grand Turk stop was canceled (ended up delayed) because of rough water. Food was average, breakfast was not good. Shows weren't great but the piano bar was a lot of fun. The comedy club was pretty good. We booked an inside spa cabin, tried to upgrade once we saw it, couldn't.  Very small and with no port hole or window it seemed like a closet. We heard the Splendor is scheduled for update but not until we were onboard. Will try different cruise line, Princess cruise was much nicer.

Cabin / Stateroom
We figured not in cabin very much why pay extra for a window. Mistake. Sailed in a closet for 7 days. Book at least restricted view, prefer the balcony cabin we had last time.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Just caught ship, didn't spend any time.
Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic
Went to Coconut Cove, water was rough so couldn't snorkle. Trip to beach was rural area, ROUGH road. Was OK but not great.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Went to Magens Bay. Nice swimming spot, good beach, no snorkeling. Town was OK for exploring, all kinds of jewelry and some good food.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We had a great time on our own (no excursion). The forts are very interesting and reasonably priced. A lot of small shops and jewelry throughout San Juan.
Grand Turk Island
We didn't take excursion, swimming and shopping at port. You don't see the island though so would try something else.


Buffet was not very good, pizza bar was OK. The hot chocolate melting cake is great. The short ribs were VERY good.

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