Carnival Splendor - June 18,2016 - 8 Night Cruise
The Splendor seemed understaffed. The steward only wanted to do day OR night room cleaning, not both. Dinners took a very long time. We missed almost every early comedy show, since our 6 PM seating dinners didn't end until almost 8 PM.
Our Carnival Dominican Republic excursion was completely mis-advertised. The Excursion description stated 6 hours, with difficult jungle walks. It specifically said people with back problems. heart issues or asthma should not attend. In reality, the excursion was 4 hours, including a two-hour bus ride, and the walk was 20 minutes each way on a path. Carnival did refund us 33% after we complained.
Also, other cruisers said that La Romana, Dominican Republic, was dangerous. Shop owners had shotguns, and cruisers were constantly accosted by locals trying to sell them stuff. Even on open-air buses, the locals would pull up on bikes and try to get you to buy something. Very rude and intrusive. This has never happened on any other island I've been on.
Aruba, Curacao and Turks and Caicos were excellent.
The layout of the Splendor is great for walkers, and there is a moving canopy that can close over the Lido deck.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Taste bar was very good.