Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Great Family Vacation

Sail Date: March 20, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Travelled out on Miami on Carnival Splendor 3/20-3/27. We took the kids (25,20,17) on a spring break cruise and had an amazing time.  EVERYONE we encountered with the Splendor crew was awesome...Appeared they genuinely desired to help regardless of the task. MANY excursions to choose from. We are clean-freaks...Ship was VERY clean, smelled fresh, everything shining.  HIGHLY recommend the 6PM seating and eating dinner in the dining room and then hitting the 8:15 shows. The dinner selections in the DR were fantastic, and the preparation, presentation, and taste far exceeded expectations. Order whatever you want...There's never a charge for an extra appetizer or even a second entree if you cannot choose.  Our DR service team was GREAT and totally responsive to every need. Trust me - Relax in the DR and stay away from the buffets!  Evening shows and comedians were great!  We went on great snorkeling trips and hit the beach in both Cozumel and Belize City, but Roatan was a total surprise - AWESOME shopping and beach!  Take the chair lift to the beach!  Missed our Costa Maya stop due to high winds so we had an extra day at sea, which turned out to be fun and relaxing. The crew went above and beyond to keep us entertained and happy.  We didn't hear a single complaint. When its really difficult to think of a single disappointment, you know you had a great time - That was us! Overall, it was a fantastic vacation and one we'll remember forever. 

Cabin / Stateroom
ALWAYS spend the extra bucks and get a balcony stateroom, unless you're lucky enough to cruise frequently. Some say its not worth it because you're not spending much time in your cabin anyway. NOT true if you're looking for some solitude and real relaxation. There's no more RELAXING place to nap, read a book, catch a tan, watch the waves below, or look at the stars above than from your private balcony. Absolutely wonderful place to be and well-worth the extra cost. Spend more for the balcony and less in the casino!
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Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
Belize City is NOT "Belize". Pretty disappointing, low budget Caribbean stop. Take the snorkling excursion to the Reef...It was awesome! Bag the shopping trip.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico


Splendor has a retractable roof, very unique to the line, and it's awesome. We had a two days of high winds and scattered showers. They closed the roof one afternoon and during the evening two nights...Made for perfect conditions at the pool and watching movies on the big screen at night.

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