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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2017

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise ever and we are so glad we went with Carnival! We will be Carnival customers for life! We had an amazing time and felt very taken care of. I could not have imagined a better experience for our first cruise!


5 out of 5
Embarkation went great. We didn't have to stand in line too long and getting on the boat went smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining rooms and buffets were fantastic! There were plenty of selections at the buffet and the menu was different every night in the dining room. We ate at the pizza place, the deli, and the Indian buffet too and those were all great. The only critique I would have is the desserts in the dining room could use some improvement.

The Coffee Shop

5 out of 5

This coffee shop had the best cheesecake! Super affordable too. I got a slice every day after I discovered it :D

The Black Pearl Restaurant

5 out of 5

So good! We had the best service team ever! Volodomyr, Indra, and Carolina were AMAZING!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The activities were good...we kind of ran out of interesting things to do on sea days. We went to the dancing/singing shows, went to the casino, went to comedy nights...

Hot Tubs

1 out of 5

Unfortunately, something was wrong with all of the hot tubs so they wouldn't get hot. They weren't able to fix it during our cruise.


4 out of 5
Stage shows were great! We only liked 1 of the 3 aingers/bands. We also only liked 2 of the 4 comedians

Spectacular Spectacular Main Lounge

5 out of 5

The performers were amazing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so friendly! As soon as we entered the ship it was just an entirely different world of kindness and service! Carnival doesn't amazing job making sure everyone's needs are met. Volodomyr, infra, and Carolina took care of us during dinner and we loved them! Requested them every night :D Katam took care of our stateroom and he was incredible as well

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The design was a little funky for my taste but still super interesting to look at. It didn't hinder my experience at all. The ship was super clean and well maintained!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Super clean, plenty of room, bed was comfy. I had read reviews about how small inside staterooms can be. But what we got was totally workable. We had plenty of room and would definitely get an inside stateroom again

Ship tip

Remember to bring pants and a sweater because areas of the ship can get cold. Also, make sure you bring dress attire for elegant night. A lot of people partake and you'll feel silly if you don't dress up at least a little bit.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
We didn't do an Excursion. The people weren't as friendly as the people on the Carnival Splendor

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We took a tour along 7 mile beach and then walked along the beach and seam. It was great.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We went zip lining! So fun! It rained a lot that day but it actually made ziplining even more fun!

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
We went to a private island where we had free rum punch and went snorkeling. So fun! Roberto with team exotic is awesome.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We took a jeep around the island and visited the smaller Mayan ruins. This was my least favorite port only because the people there were not very nice. I felt like they were just trying to gouge me for money at every turn. I totally get that their job is to sell merchandise or activities bit the way in which it was done made me uncomfortable.


5 out of 5
Great! Went smoothly. We were able to have breakfast before we mozied off the boat.
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