Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Summer Vacation To Remember

Sail Date: June 12, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

My favorite part of the cruise was the awesome service provided by the wait staff and stateroom staff.  I also enjoyed the various shows offered aboard the ship. 

Cabin / Stateroom
I can't complain too much about the cabin, as I know that they are intentionally small, to discourage people from staying inside. However, the bed that we slept on gave me back problems, and it made me wonder how often mattresses are changed.
LOVED the balcony!!! Definitely one of the best parts of the cruise.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
With having to leave the state room at 8:30, we didn't get off the ship until around 11:00, which is a long time. And what made it more difficult is that our luggage was not together, and we had to wait almost thirty minutes, just to get everybody's luggage. I have never experienced this problem in the past, but it is very frustrating to have to wait that long, when you have already waited such a long time to get off. However, I did like the new embarkation process, where you can choose a check in time.. It made the process much quicker than it has been in the past.
Ship Quality
The pink zebra striped wallpaper was a bit overwhelming. However I loved the decorations with the various jazz/blues singers.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
NIgel and the wait Staff that served us in The Gold Perl dining room were awesome. ChaCha was also awesome. He always had a smile on his face and was very friendly.
Food and Dining
There could be a big improvement on the quality of the food. Much of the food appeared unseasoned, dry or overcooked. In addition, most of the dessert options, even during the chocolate extravaganza buffet, were not tasty at all.


Check out the shows. Read the itinerary each day. It provides all the information you need. Although this is my 6th cruise, I just realized that it has the name of the captain, as well as the times of arrival and departure for each port. I encourage people to carry it with them at all times.

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