Great cruise. Awful port.

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

8 Night Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 13, 2017

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 1034

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This was our fourth cruise and, since we love Carnival, we decided to book our wedding. Our experiences at the port were by far the worst we have experienced: a lot of mixed messages from the staff (including traffic officers, porters, security checkpoints, etc.), and this is considering we were VIPs for this cruise. Once we were in full care of Carnival staff, things completely changed. Ship was amazing, ceremony went smoothly and reception was flawless. The destinations (Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba, and Curaçao) were fantastic and the days at sea were very entertaining. Everything was fine until we got back to Port Everglades again. Lines were extremely long to go through homeland security--and this is considering we were GROUP 1!!!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
After four cruises with Carnival, things get old fast. A lot of repetitive stuff, including the shows. Casting for singers/dancers has a very low bar. Few activities are really innovative.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This cabin has special access to VIP areas in the Spa. Make sure you take advantage of those from Day 1.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
By far the worst port I have cruised from. It was a nightmare to get there and lines were ridiculous to get out of there.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

La Romana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
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