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Carnival Splendor

November 2017 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Western

A Trip To Remember

Overall, the cruise was great. There were a few things that weren’t great but overall very good. There was only one thing that we really didn’t like... the pushiness of the Spa Workers. We came for a nice relaxing couples massage, but constantly felt pressured to buy things. In the end, they pushed us into buying some seaweed thing for almost $200. We bought it, then returned it a few minutes later because we felt pressured into something we really didn’t want. The whole spa experience was ruined because of the constant pressure and qualifying questions. We felt sales pitched the whole time. That aside, it was a BERY good cruise and we would consider doing it again. In the past, I had been on Royal Caribbean and loved it. I was skeptical about going to Carnival, as it was a lower price and I heard that it was known as a party boat... but actually... the lack of kids on the boat made it more enjoyable. We literally saw like 50 kids on board and lots and lots of adults. That’s not to say that kids wouldn’t enjoy it... it’s just that there happened to be less kids. The cruise that was coming up next for the Splendor (the one for Thanksgiving) had 900 kids on it, so obviously kids DO go on it. Ultimately, the PEOPLE on the boat made the cruise. One of the best things was that Carnival didn’t nickel and dime you for anything. Sure, there was a fee for a weekly sofa card ($35.00 each but totally worth it), WIFI (which actually was terrible, but what can you expect at sea), and alcoholic drink card, but there wasn’t a lot of stupid fees that other ships charge you. Overall, it was a great trip.

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George Town, Grand Cayman - We did an excursion to the other side of the island (Rum Point), then took a ferry back. We learned about the island and it made us seriously think about moving there!
Belize City, Belize - We did an incredible private Jeep excursion. First we drove through the city, and went to see some Black Howler Monkeys in a special sanctuary. We got to feed them and the guide was super knowledgeable. Then. OUR guide took us to the jungle, behind sleeping giant hill. Halfway through the jungle, after travelling through lots of mud and rugged terrain (which I could have driven the Jeep theough, but chose not to), we stopped. We put on some mining helmets with lights on top and climbed the mountain using steps. When at the top, we entered a small hole in the side of the mountain. It opened up into a cave, full of bats and the occasional cave spider. We went down for about ten minutes and turned around. It was quite warm in there, but really cool. Finally, we drove out of the jungle and went to a huge property with a large cabana. We were the only ones there and we got a local buffet that was delicious.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - We did a PRIVATE tour on Honduras with a fantastic guide, Jill. She took us around the island and told us a TONNE of information. We visited the Garifuna, an extremely poor village on the other side of the island, visited a GIANT iguana farm, bought some souvenirs from the locals, had a traditional local buffet, and then went shopping in the village... in the tropical rain! So awesome.
Cozumel, Mexico - We did an underground river (inside a cave) excursion. We traveled 45 minutes to Playa Del Carmen, then took a bus to the cave site. We got all suited up and went underground. We got into the water and started wading / swimming through different parts of the cave. We went with a tour of ten people, but they were all great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny.
Carnival Splendor Carnival Splendor - When you embark, make sure you look around deck 9 for food. There is LOTS! Everyone lined up at either the BBQ or the pizza place because that was the first thing you see.

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