Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Had a fun time!

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We had a fun time on this ship.  The weather did not cooperate as hoped.  We can't blame the ship for the bad weather.  Deco needs updating and cushioned seating on the Lido deck food area is to low for the tables.  When ports are changed more info should be supplied.  More info listed below.

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Cabin / Stateroom
We liked our cabin. Very roomy feeling. Had a brief look into the inside cabins, they were way to small! The ship rocked a lot! Glad we had a lower cabin. I managed to live with only ginger root tabs until the winds and waves hit and had to up to Meclazine for motion sickness.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Went very quick and smooth. We self checked out.
Ship Quality
Very dated. The ship rocked a lot, even on calm waters. Not wild about dots. Seating was not very comfortable.
Destinations and Excursions
The weather caused us to miss one port of call and cancel a part of our excursion in another. Can't blame the ship for the weather.
Onboard Activities
More than enough things to keep you entertained. Games, mini golf, water slide, pools and hot tubs. Did not use the spa.
Children's Programs N/A
Everything we saw and participated in was fun. Loved the comedy shows! The music was to loud in the main lobby.
Service and Staff
All the people we interacted with were very nice. Our room steward was awesome! Very few communication misunderstandings.
Food and Dining
Loved the steakhouse! Everywhere else the food was good but often great. Most servers knew what they were doing but not all. Booth seats on the lido were to low for the tables. Slippery floors at times on the lido deck food service areas. I give it a 7 or 10.
Miami, Florida
Transportation was easy. Hotels very costly. I only found one that included free airport and to the port shuttles. Red Roof Inn Plus near the airport.
Cozumel, Mexico
We did the Xplor park. Had a blast! Food was good! Javier our guide was fantastic. Does not leave any time to shop in town.
Belize City, Belize
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins with Lunch. Very informative. 2 hour bus ride each way! Does not leave any time to shop in town.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We did not dock due to high winds. They tried 3 times.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Due to high winds we did not dock near Georgetown. We were tendered to a location in the middle of no where. You could not walk to shopping or entertainment. Cost $5 per person each way for a ride into town. Arrived 2 hours early with nothing to do but wait for our excursion to start. Just before 1/2 of it was cancelled. Swimming with sting rays. Which only allowed us to go to the Turtle farm and swim with turtles. Loved swimming with the turtles. If we had known about the taxi fare we would have stayed on ship till closer to our excursion time. Did not want to pay to go into Georgetown and back twice for only an hour each time.


Definitely do the steakhouse dinner!

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