Exotic western Caribbean cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

8 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 10, 2016

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review Summary

A lot of fun! The western cruises are really fun to go on.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great. We arrived with in the time frame carnival told us to and boarded the ship within 20 minutes.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room served good food and the service was excellent. We did make reservations for the steak house and that was also good. The buffet food is good also but get there early, the lines can be long and they stop serving breakfast by 10:30. It’s better to go to the dining room to eat dinner, the food is much better than the buffet. There is usually a variety of food to choose from at the buffet for lunch.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

The pool bar made really good margaritas on the rocks and frozen. Carnival also brews a beer called Red Frog, which is a logger beer. This beer is only sold on Carnival cruise ships. It’s very tasty!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
My husband and I walked every morning on the the walking trail on the top of the ship. The adult pool was also very nice and quiet since no one under 21 is allowed there. Nice bar there too!

Entertainment

2 out of 5
The fun shops were nice. If you forgot something while packing your suitcase, you probably can get it from one of the shops. They have clothing, shoes, key chains, purses, a watch store, jewelry etc.... when you are at a port, the fun shops are closed.

Children's Programs

I had no young children with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the employees on the ship are very nice. The room stewardsts always introduce themselves to you on the first day of the cruise. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and like the idea of knowing who will be cleaning our room. Waiters in the dining room work very hard and are always aiming to please you. They will also introduce themselves to you so you will have a nice dining experience.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout was nice. The Splendor was nicely decorated and plenty of seating through out the ship. The ship is very clean. They have staff cleaning it 24/7.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was cleaned everyday. I like booking a window cabin because they have a sofa and a bed verses an inside cabin that is smaller and no sofa. The window sill is deep so you can put things there to keeps them out of the way. For two people this is a good size. You do have a safe to lock up your valuables in the room.

Ship Tip

Take in consideration how much alcohol, soft drinks, coffee, tea etc... you think you will drink on your cruise. Carnival offers drink packages that could save you money. Please check them out before you cruise, they are cheaper to buy before you get on the ship.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
We left out of this port. Wells organized.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
No excursion. This port had lots of shops and was very clean. Went to a great restaurant called poncho’s back yard. Excellent Mexican food!

Belize City, Belize

2 out of 5
This port really looks great. A lot of good shopping. It poured rain the whole time and couldn’t do as much as we wanted too. We sat in a bar that was hooked to the shopping mall and had drinks while it poured rain and listened to some good music.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
I liked this port, mahogany Bay but unless you are doing an excursion this would be a beach day. I have never seen so many chairs lined up in rows! They do have a good bar though.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Costa maya is beautiful! Lots of shopping . People were very friendly here.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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