Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

First Mate

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

The Pink Ship

Sail Date: January 17, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

When we told folks we would be on the Splendor, they said,"OH! the pink ship.  So of course I started calling it MY ship. I was expecting neon pink and other bright shades of pink. Well, it has a lot of pink but an equal amount of oranges.  After the fist day, one hardly notices.  So you will not be overwhelmed by the colors.


We had a group of 18 people and many first timers. this was a good itinerary for so many people: history, beach and shopping in equal amounts. 


We chose assigned seating in the dining room and two adjacent tables one for 8 and one for 10.  Our wait staff was very understanding as we switched places almost every night.  The service was excellent. The food was good both in the MDR and on the Lido deck.  Be sure to check out the upstairs dining areas for the Lido dining.


Our room steward was one of the best we have had. The other experienced travelers said the same about their room stewards.


The ship was originally built to be a Costa ship and has the same deck plan as the Costa Concordia.  I rather liked it.


The big theater production were still the main entertainment.  We were very happy about this as we are slightly disappointed in the newer shows.  The comedy club was packed every night and there was a good rotation of comedians.


The newbies had such a good time and are bitten by the cruising bug.  The experienced cruisers want to go again as soon as possible. (Note: we are on the Dream this coming Jan.)


We would repeat this cruise with no problem, either with a large group or just the two of us.


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Be sure to use the upstairs of the Lido dining area.

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