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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

14 Night Hawaii Carnival Journeys (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 01, 2018

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8296

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

If I had not been to Hawaii 5 times before, I would never cruise there from California. Not enough time spent on each island. It would be nice to spend 2 days at a couple islands vs 10-11 hours or from 8a-5p. Too much to see and do for the cost, traveling from the east coast.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had no issues whatsoever...all went wmoothly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our servers for early dining were absolutely fantastic, the Steakhouse was excellent, as usual. The buffets were delish as well, with plenty of variety to please all.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Was a bit disappointed as the weather wasn’t cooperating for pool use, m8ni golf, or just lying out in a bathing suit. With that be8ng said, it was the first 2 weeks of December sa8l8ng in the Pacific. Captain did an excellent job to take a southern route and get us out of the rocky sea conditions.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All shows were superb!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They all went above and beyond their duties to please. No complaints whatsoever.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Design rem8ndedmus of pinkish decorated Easter eggs, but with that being said, the ship was clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All was good and comfortable.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
We rented a vehicle cheaply and drove around the island, stopping at major sightseeing spots, and did more than an excursion for over $100pp. We also did a luau Feas5 of LeLe which was excellent!

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We rented a vehicle here for under $80, for the 4 of us, with unlimited mileage and toured quite a bit seeing more than one excursion. Had been to Hawaii severL times, so knew where to go. Easy to drive around the island.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

3 out of 5
Our day was wasted as we signed up for a Kona coffee tour. The company had no clue we were coming, so what we got was a round trip bus ride which we were reimbursed for.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We rented a vehicle here cheaply with unlimited mileage and saw the wh9le island with plent6 of time to shop.

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Next time, I would not get off the ship. Felt uncomfortable walking through the town. Wishing they would stop elsewhere.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No problems.
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