OK, not exceptional

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 14, 2016
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1014
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
Just caught ship, didn't spend any time.
3 out of 5
Went to Coconut Cove, water was rough so couldn't snorkle. Trip to beach was rural area, ROUGH road. Was OK but not great.
5 out of 5
Went to Magens Bay. Nice swimming spot, good beach, no snorkeling. Town was OK for exploring, all kinds of jewelry and some good food.
5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
We didn't take excursion, swimming and shopping at port. You don't see the island though so would try something else.
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