Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

such fun!!

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

After getting on board and discovering none of the upgrades that were discussed, it was very disappointing to be on deck 1 3 rooms from the back of the ship.  This put us over the propellars and the noise generated by them on a daily basis.  Direction getting on board was terrible--we asked atleast 3 times for help in getting on board and getting to our room.


Once this was accomplished, the remainder of the cruise was not too bad.  Weather, which can't be controlled was great till Honduras, which we could not land at and from there overcast and not as warm.


Food was good, a bit repeating, and of course, on the captain's night both lobster and prime being served.  Can't they space that out??  Not a real good idea to eat two meals when "good stuff" is on the menu together.  Ended up eating 2 meals twice. 


Stops were good--wish we could have seen Honduras but such as it is.  Entertainment was a bit lacking, not the best dancers and singers and very hard to appreciate due to the loud volumes on the mics.  The comic/magician was by far on of the very best we have seen and could have been on every night IF he had enough routines.  Would love to see him again.


All in all except for no upgrades, especially as a gold VIFP couple, difficulty getting on board it wasn't bad for a Carnival cruise.  After 23 great days on the legend for Carnival going to Australia this truly was a let down -- vacation is vacation and that was good.  In closing we will not travel on the Splendor again if we cruise Carnival again.

Cabin / Stateroom
As above--on deck 1 over the propellers is not a good location. Expected upgrades and got nothing. To me with the extra cost of oceanview this is very inappropriate location
Embarkation and Disembarkation
very poor directions both on and off where to go. I should not have to ask to find out where to go getting on or off the ship. Had to each time. NOT GOOD!
Ship Quality
see existing comments regarding dead ends, etc.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
see above
Service and Staff
I get the pop card and it seemed at the bars the bartenders seemed to have radar and take their time getting to me
Food and Dining
too many good things on the same night--see above
Miami, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
weather kept us out
George Town, Grand Cayman
weather had us away from the downtown port so not as much opportunity available


way to many dead ends on board. Must go up or down decks to get to where you want, specifically Black Pearl restaurant.

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