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Balcony (8A)
Decks: Deck 6
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 8346
Nov 2016
Okay, he did keep our ice bucket filled, anything other than pulling up the sheets was not done.
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Nov 2016
Cabin was comfortable and roomy. Some noise in the hallways, but it did not bother us.
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Cabin 6272
Nov 2016
GREAT SHIP By: DOTTIESKIP
GREAT CABIN
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Cabin 9296
Oct 2016
Miami Cruise By: lorim223
HOT HOT HOT
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Cabin 8395
Oct 2016
HORRIBLE. Stay far, far away!! The only thing good about this room is the balcony, and the aft location (only one floor down from the pool, Lido buffet, and five floors straight up from the Gold Pearl Dining Room). The major downside was the noise!!!! Directly above us had to be the lido deck--which I have to assume they move ALL the furniture nightly to spray off the pool deck. They do not pick it up to move it. They drag it. ALL ACROSS THE DECK. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. I cannot stress this enough--unless you sleep with ear plugs and a very noisy CPAP, you will wake up multiple times a night from the ridiculous amounts of noise from 1-6am. Also--there is another noise that I described to my family as "coconuts in the dryer". Each morning, I would ask, "So who heard the coconuts in the dryer and what time was it?" Unfortunately it became a running joke, and usually it was anywhere from 3am to 4:15am for the nightly ritual. I have no idea where this machine is located or why it was so loud in our room. I have to assume it was housekeeping doing laundry nearby or above--maybe they put athletic shoes in the dryer with the duvets to fluff them up? I don't know, but it was absolutely awful. Had the ship not been full, I would've requested a new room. Yes, it was that bad.
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Cabin 6218
May 2016
We originally booked an interior and then upgraded to a balcony a few days before. We were not sorry, this was Forward, so we felt a little more movement than we usually do, but nothing too bad. It was our first balcony experience and now we might just be ruined for another interior! There was a sofa, where perhaps 2 bunk bed might have been, so we felt it was very roomy, 3 closets not the 2 we normally get in an interior, and extra drawers too. The bathroom seemed like the standard size, the water pressure was great, and their was plenty of hot water. We liked the little retractable line in the shower to drip dry wet bathing suits as I know they frown upon clothes being left on the balcony. We would have preferred liquid soap rather than the bar soap, but that was no big deal. We requested one bathrobe and a couple extra washcloths and they were in the room. One thing to remember is that after the first night when the steward starts leaving towel animals on your bed...you'll always have plenty of towels! As silly as they are, we really like those little animals, and hope they never get rid of them, as it's a signature Carnival things. The bed was very comfortable, great pillows, the a/c worked well. This cabin had metal dividers, so we could see the reflection of our neighbor's bottom half (that and the fact that he was rather loud) when he was on his balcony. The banging of the balcony door (it's windy) is so irritating, we took extra care to hang onto ours so as not to add to the irritation. This cabin is close to the bridge, it was fun to watch the captain/officer stand against what would be his rear window, and look out to sea. One evening we saw him with binoculars and got ours out too - we thought we was watching what appeared to be another ship in the distance on fire, but then we decided it just had lots of bright dancing lights. Note to others, on a balcony, there are people above you (we were on the 6th deck) that can look down on you, even if you can't see them. We liked that the safe was not in the closet but in a little cupboard under the desk, next to the fridge, which also was in a cupboard. Made the whole cabin look much nicer. There was lots of desk space, huge mirror, telephone, 2 bedside cabinets, 2 bedside lamps plus a lamp over the sofa. Even though on the map, there was a small white space directly below us (the phone rep. told us it might be a dressing room for the theatre) we never heard any noise from the theater (although we were at dinner during the first show, and attending the second show), we never heard any rehearsals or noise from it and we took naps on sea days. Although it was easy to get to the theatre, it was a little bit of a hike to the dining room which was Aft and therefore at the extreme opposite of our cabin. We would definitely recommend 6218.
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Cabin 9210 9212
Mar 2016
Location great. Cleanliness and maintenance great. Two problems fixed immediately (cabin safe didn't work and electicity out in the children's cabin.)
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Cabin 9178
Nov 2015
Aug 2015
Just OK By: NJtavern
Very Nice, Nice balcony. Private and quiet. Only issue, it only had one electrical outlet.
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Cabin 9218
Apr 2015
We had a balcony, not sure what category. Cabin was good, bed so comfortable! Service was very good. I did call my room steward, but he never returned my call or came to my room.
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Cabin 6208
Apr 2015
Because they took the extended balcony cabin away I was forced to store my scooter in the shower while in the cabin .. There wasn't enough room on the balcony we had nor was there enough room to keep it in the cabin itself .. So every night we had to move the scooter out of the shower and move it into the cabin blocking me from moving around in the cabin until my husband was done in the shower and vise versa and I took a shower
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Cabin 8352
Apr 2015
A Splendid Adult Getaway By: Warm Breezes
We were a balcony cabin mid-ship just under the Lido where you entered the buffet. There was a little noise during the day but not bad at all at night. It was nice having the stairs up to the Lido so close to either get a drink from the drink station that was right there or head out to the pool area.
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Cabin 6285
Feb 2015
Gary & Kris By: utah cruz luver
Cabin: This was our first experience with a balcony cabin as we took advantage of the balcony guarantee specials. We are very frugal and always book inside and this time, because of the early saver discounts we received we actually paid less for the balcony cabin than we had originally booked our inside cabin for and we had a $258 OBC. We loved our balcony cabin. It was 6th deck mid-ship on the starboard side. The cabin was very spacious and I really like all of the extra storage. That being said, we will be booking our next cruise within the next couple of weeks and we will go back to an inside cabin, hope for price drops, and hopefully work our way up to a balcony, but if we don't get a balcony, it's not a big deal to us.
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Cabin 6428
Feb 2015
Great cabin. Didn't use the balcony much except for some photos and to have a quick look, since smoking not allowed there anymore.
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Cabin 6455/8443
Sep 2014
The cabins are standard for the industry. No surprises here. Bring your power strip because cabins only have one outlet (not two together - just one).
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Cabin 6212
May 2013
Magnificent Splendor By: Tripper Madison
Room for 3, two singles made up into king and a convertible sofa bed. Clean and well maintained. Bedding was white and gold. Most of the room was pink but more of the salmon color than pink. Artwork was tasteful. Bathroom was sufficient, green tones, with a shower, toilet and adequate vanity, and plenty of light. Three closets and ample drawer space. Included a stocked fridge, robes and beach towels. Room steward did a great job. Towel animals, chocolates, and turn down service nightly. Balcony contained 2 chairs and a small table. Room also had a coffee table and a vanity stool, as well as a safe.
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Cabin 6222
Jul 2012
We loved having a balcony to enjoy some quiet privacy on the ocean! There were three adults in our room but we never felt crowded. I would choose this room again.
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Cabin 8354
Jul 2012
Splendor By: jtaylor2
8354 is near the very busy stairs from the Lido pool area. The noise was pretty high at times. You can also hear the rumble of carts on the deck above. It was our first balcony cabin and we won't sail again without one.
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Cabin 6483
May 2012
The cabin had a lot of vibrations. We didn't hear any thing from the lounge below us. Balcony had 2 chairs and table, and a lounger. Didn't like the double doors. There is a door to the cabin and one to get to the hallway for our cabin and the corner cabin.
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Cabin 9278
Apr 2012
Ahhh Splendor!!! By: moon girl
Room number 9278. Great location! No noise at all!
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Cabin 6225
Apr 2012
Cabin 6225 is over a corner of the showroom. You can slightly hear during the shows in the bathroom, but not at all in the main part of the cabin. I was listening very closely and could not hear anything from the showroom. Outside of the cabin in the hallway, you could hear. Whatever they did to dampen the sound in the cabin really works. There is noticeably more motion being this far forward when the seas were a bit rougher.
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Cabin 7358
Mar 2012
Carnival Splender By: dissapointed cruiser
Cabin 7358 was nice, plenty of room for storage. I wish the balcony door was not so heavy though, I am sure it needs to be. Interior rooms for 4, need to be very warned they are very small and no room to eat at all in your cabin, especially for 4 people.
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Cabin 6433
Jan 2012
Lots of storage space. Found the cabin to be very noisy, both outside noise from adjacent balconies and noise from the hallway. I believe there is a service kitchen on the other side of the hallway and this generated a lot of noise.
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Cabin 6255
Nov 2011
Lots of storage space, quiet and convenient location on ship.
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Aug 2011
The closet was small but the balcony is the way to go!! We were on the 8th floor midship. They had nice little toiletries in the bathroom - like toothpaste sample, razor, etc. The TV wasn't very good and the volume kept turning up and then down.
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Cabin 6255
Jun 2011
balcony #6255 carnival splendor starboard aft location, 3 closets, ample drawers, fridge not as cold as usual, overhead letdown bunk reported as comfy by 18yo, plenty of storage in bathroom for toiletrys, only one plug in bathroom for razor(two prong only)flush is loud but works good,cant take a cold shower-wanted to in hot climate,cabin noise is bothersome to light sleepers- noise is from splendido theater and ship engine vibrations. easy access to stairs/elevators, easy access to front of ship thru forward doors.put suitcases under beds easily, tv controller a pia-did not go up or down when button pressed to do so, repeated pressing. did not try safe.balcony good for seeing dolphins, good blackout curtains.
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Cabin 7339
May 2011
7339 is located by the elevator and diagonally across from a guest laundry room. Very convenient but occasional noise from the hallway and the dryers. It usually dies down at night.
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Cabin 6335
Jun 2010
We got our Splendor on. By: purplekisses
Our cabin had no problems. It was layed out great.
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Cabin 8305
Nov 2009
Cabin 8305 is directly under one of the Lido bars. That said, you heard nothing from the activities above unless you were on the veranda. Loved the layout as stated in my review. It is nearly half way between two elevators - a great location as one brings you to the lobby or front of Lido, the other brings you to front of the buffet on Lido. Loved it!
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Cabin 6271
Oct 2009
Cabin 6271 was very conveniently located, but very near the atrium elevator/stair lobby, so was at times noisy from people gathered at the elevators.
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Cabin 6220
Oct 2009
Beautiful balcony spring for a balcony if you can afford it, the views are great.
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Cabin 6455
Sep 2009
thin walls-we could hear everything on either side. good beds. too cold
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Cabin 6292
May 2009
3 closets, one with just shelves, one with bottom shelf and hanging space and 3rd with just hanging space.  3 or 4 drawers, didn't open too easly.  Quiet location.  Small balcony.
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Cabin 6226
Mar 2009
My balcony stateroom (Category 8A) was on the Upper Deck, cabin 6226. It was close to the bow and on the 6th deck. The room was quite large (approx. 220 sq. ft.), very bright with a wall of glass overlooking the balcony, and could easily sleep 4 people. It had a very comfortable king-sized bed (two twin beds pushed together) with lovely linens, etc. There was a sofa that converted into a single bed and also a "Pullman" bed secreted in the ceiling. There was plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom was a decent size (shower only; no tub) with lots of room to put away toiletries, etc. The towels were plush and the bathrobe was very comfortable. There was a desk/vanity and chair, a flat screen tv and a refrigerator. There was only one electrical outlet in the room (above the desk) and one outlet in the bathroom (up high near the ceiling). There was a hairdryer in the top drawer of the desk/vanity that worked quite well. All in all, it was a very comfortable room. My only concern with the cabin was the noise from the Spectacular Lounge located directly below it. The sound-proofing was mostly non-existent, and so I heard all the rehearsals during the daytime, and also the late show at 10:30 pm each evening. It was very loud; so if you book this cabin, be prepared to live with the noise level.
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Cabin 6483
Feb 2009
Carnival Splendor - WOW By: juanshawn7076
Our cabin was great...very spacious...loved the balcony. Our room stewards were above reproach...i loved coming in every evening to find a different towel artistry on my bed...I still don't know how they do that...and they kept our rooms cleaned...loved the service!
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Cabin 6288
Sep 2008
6288 perfect. close enough to elevtors but not close enought to have to hear them all night. one floor away from laundry. Nice balcony. Just great! Our cabin steward "Joseph" was wonderfull!
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Cabin 6491
Aug 2008
Smaller cabin than neighbor cabin by a foot. Noise from live band in lounge below spoiled the Cruise experience. Great bed, linens & robe.
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