Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Enjoyed the cruise overall

Sail Date: September 10, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We just returned from an 8 day cruise aboard the Carnival Splendor. Overall, we enjoyed this cruise. However, comparing it to the Carnival Valor which we did the last two years I would have to say the Valor is superior. The evening entertainment on the Splendor doesn't come close to the entertainment on the Valor. The evening dining also left something to be desired. Service was really poor on more than one occasion. But my biggest complaint would be the seating available for the breakfast and lunch at the Lido buffet. That was a joke. You had to look hard to find a place to sit most days. The crew, however, was great. We couldn't have asked for a better cabin steward. All crew members were very friendly and went out of their way to help if you needed any assistance. Basically, we were spoiled by the Valor and the Splendor did not live up to the expectations that we had envisioned.

Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin steward was great. It was always clean and neat. We couldn't have asked for more. This was a most positive aspect of the entire cruise.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
One excursion that we took was probably the worst excursion we have ever experienced. The others were good, however.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Not good overall as I mentioned earlier.

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