Great Transpacific Cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Transpacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 108

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Splendor

24 Night Transpacific (Los Angeles To Singapore)

Sail date: October 05, 2019

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7283

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I really enjoyed this cruise and hope there are more transpacific cruises made available from the US going forward!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very Smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall the food was good. I would have liked a little more variety but not complaining.

Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Excellent! So glad it’s always an option!

Deli

5 out of 5

Excellent sandwiches every single time! Generous portions and great specials. Try them all!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Generally my husband and I are people watchers and enjoy watching others participate in activities. I tried a couple of games on Lido for fun!

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Provided prompt professional service!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Overall very good. Would have preferred more singing/music/variety and less magic/ventriloquist/hypnotists.

Spectacular Spectacular Main Lounge

5 out of 5

Spectacular show room! Holds many people with great views from all most every seat! Great sound and lightning!

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was excellent and wait staff was very good overall.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Yes the common areas were clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect for me. A little bit of a challenge for my handicapped husband. We brought a shower chair for his use from home as no handicapped rooms were available. We also brought a knee scooter for his use which made the room a bit tight. (He has a prosthetic leg). Overall it was fine. Our room steward, Putu was excellent!

Ship tip

Enjoy yourself. It’s a comfortable size and is headed into dry dock so will have new offerings available.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Should have gone a few days earlier so we could have enjoyed this beautiful port more.

Kahului, Maui

5 out of 5
We rented a vehicle with friends and thus were able to drive around and enjoy the beauty of this island!

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We rented a vehicle with friends thus were able to drive around and enjoy the beauty of the island. Previously we did the Pearl Harbor tour and would definitely recommend that as a must see as well.

Cross International Dateline

4 out of 5
Strange occurrence to lose a whole day!

Guam, Mariana Islands

3 out of 5
Took a free shuttle from the ship to a local hotel. Took a “ StrollGuam”, like Uber to a locals shopping/eating area which unfortunately almost all businesses were completely closed. I walked several miles along the beautiful coast but again almost nothing was opened. This was on a Sunday. These areas were in pretty rough shape and I did not feel particularly safe walking alone. I had difficulty with phone service but eventually got in touch with my friends who rescued me.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

3 out of 5
Took a $15 round trip shuttle offered by the ship to a local mall. As soon as we got off of the ship we could smell an awful stench coming from the water. The mall was really within walking distance from the ship so not worth the $15 except that it got us around some construction in the area. The mall offered many upscale shops so not of interest. We then walked along the water as that’s what we were directed to to find a “locals” market. We walked to/from the market through a very poor and run down neighborhood. The market was amazing as it contained all sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish many of which we have never seen or heard of. There was also many varieties of rice, noodles and many unknown food items. Unfortunately there were no non food items for purchase.

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

3 out of 5
We took a bus from the ship into town, again to a shopping area. This was approximately 30 minutes each way so gave us a view of the local area. Very poor and run down. Quite sad to see. The other excursions offered from the ship to further areas in Vietnam were too long for us as they were mostly 6-8 hours.

Singapore

5 out of 5
Absolutely love this place. It’s extremely beautiful and clean. We’ve taken several tours on the Hop On Hop Off buses; walked quite a bit and had several local meals. It’s extremely safe and everyone is friendly. We’re staying in an apartment which is conveniently located to everything!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth!
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