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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

6 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 21, 2017

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8459

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We love the Carnival cruise staff, from our room attendant Gary, to the Gold Pearl hostess, to the dinner wait staff / all great people.  The condition of our room was adequate, the deck was very dirty / and the staff seemed unprepared to do an excellent cleaning job when we complained about the deck.  We were also surprised about the food / friends has told us we would be pleasantly surprised about the quality of the food, that was far from the reality we experienced / small dinner portions were the rule, fish was very over cooked and fishy on one night / Grand Marnier souffle was really not a souffle or Grand Marnier.  The ship is getting a little run down in places.  The shows were big on energy, but lacking in good singers / I hate to say that because one or two were exceptional, and most were not.  The drinks are inconsistent by bar-tender / sometimes on shot in a margarita and other times two shots :)   We loved the stops and excursions, and overall my wife and I had a very good time together / so it was not all bad.  Dan

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
High on energy, but lacking on talent / sorry.

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The Gold Pearl Restaurant late dinner seating hostess and wait staff were excellent. Gary, our room attendant was also very accommodating.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Would have been perfect, except we had a dirty balcony deck. Also, we loved our rear cabin except we were riddled with mosquito bites on the Sea day / my guess is that all the mosquito's picked up in Dominica got blown to the back of the ship. We killed about 12 mosquito's and missed about the same number that bit my wife and I.

Ship tip

Get a port or aft side cabin, as opposed to a rear balcony cabin / mosquito's have nowhere to hide :)

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Paradise Hotel was great / beautiful break, we loved the aquarium.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
We absolutely loved the beach. The Bar-B-Que needs to be spiced up more for those of us expecting Jamaica jerk to be spicy. the beach

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
We did the Bohio Dive Resort / tea on the beach, and loved it / great experience, wonderful owners and staff / fantastic water and we hung out all day on the beach / was wonderful.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We loved the people we came in touch with / we had the Panaramic tour and had a great tour director in Oscar Rodrigues / he was informative and had a memorable laugh which was always going :)
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