A mess from the beginning

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.7 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 22, 2017

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7376

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This whole cruise was a cluster of a mess. From the embarkation process to sailing through a would be tropical storm. Captain kept us on track even though storms were going to every location we were visiting. After our itinerary had changed due to previous hurricanes we were all a little disappointed but happy to be still going. Then we were able to do limited things at each port and wasn't even able to get off on one port. Spa is right below the miniature golf and during our massage it was loud and not relaxing.


1 out of 5
Arrived at scheduled time to embark. Ship had not arrived. Had to wait in holding area for over an hour before the ship even arrived, then another 45 min before we could start boarding.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room and buffets were just ok. Lobster on one night was fabulous but on another night tasted reheated. The Pizza place was fabulous.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Bad weather caused pools to be crowded in the area where the rain wasn't hitting you. Hot tubs were barely warm.


2 out of 5
Only reason I give a 2 is because the Comedy was hilarious the first two nights. After that we didn't have any more comedy due to Comedians not able to get on board at another port. The entertainment they did to make up for being on ship for almost 3 days was just repeats of things they had already done.

Children's Programs

No children on board with me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The bar staff was fabulous. Thank goodness because that is where we spent most of our time due to bad weather. Room steward knew are names and was extremely friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Honestly it is about the same size as an inside cabin but with a balcony. Had I realized that I may have paid for a bigger room.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

2 out of 5
Did a snorkeling excursion, in the rain, and felt kinda rushed through the excursion. Only saw about 3 fish due to too many people snorkeling in the same area.

Belize City, Belize Did not visit port

Bad weather.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

1 out of 5
This is a carnival owed port. No wonder this was one of the stops on our changed itinerary. It was pouring rain and all excursions were canceled.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Canceled due to weather.


2 out of 5
Once we got to disembark it was very quick.
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