Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Splendor

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2017

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8308

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall our cruise was amazing. Getting on and off the ship went very smoothly each time in port. The staff were all very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our whole cruise from the room, dining, spa, and entertainment.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had an appointment for embarkment and when we got there we walked right in and were through security and on the ship within 20 minutes. It was amazing!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had late night dining in the dining hall and went every night to eat. It was excellent service and food EVERY night. Elder and his group, Felix and Nemanya, were so wonderful every night. They new our likes and dislikes by the 3rd night and made each night special in some way.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
There were not as many activities as I would have expected. Not a lot of different things to choose from but we thoroughly enjoyed the activities we did choose.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The comedians and the music shows were so enjoyable!! We even took part in volunteering in one of the shows and they made us feel like on of the crew. Then we had a one on one with them and they were so great and approachable and willing to answer all of our questions.

Children's Programs

We did not have young children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I thought the staff were amazing. I did not see any negative attitudes from any of the staff at all during our cruise. Even if they were dealing with rude cruisers, they were so polite. Everyone we came in contact with were absolutely delightful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always clean and loved all the pictures and designs around the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our cabin was great. The only thing was our shower did not drain well and it took 3 requests to get that taken care of. Other than that everything was great.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
This was our second visit to this port and the first time did not go well. They are very pushy in this port. If you do not want what they have they will go after your children. When we walked into the port this time there were men literally running at us to get our business. Since we had a bad experience the first time we took an excursion and had a wonderful time. We did end up stopping by Junkanoo Beach for awhile and we just learned how to firmly say NO.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
This was an amazing port. EVERYONE was amazingly nice and polite. No one was pushy at all. Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
This was our first visit here and it was very pleasurable. Everyone in the port area were very nice and not pushy and you could literally just walk off the ship and snorkel. We did get a snorkel set - mask, snorkel, and vest for $10.00. We brought bread to feed the fish which usually goes well but the fish we say were reef eaters and did not have any interest in the bread or crackers at all.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
We took a tendor to get to the island. it was pretty organized on the ship so you did not have to stand in line down the stairs we all waited for our boat in the theatre. The snorkeling was awesome lots of different things could be seen right from the shore. We thought it was very pricey: snorkel set was $20.00 and the stores there were a bit overpriced and we did not shop at all.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
When we walked off the boat it looked like it was so chaotic with all the people leaving and it seemed like we had to wait forever to be called. We did send our luggage out the night before. But once we got out the door of the boat we were out of customs within 30 minutes.
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