Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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mary59sue
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship was pretty and clean, service not as good as in the past cruises that we have been on. The Steakhouse was excellent, the buffets got very tired of these after the 2 days of eating at those. Pizza awful, hamburgers the same. Waiting in ... Read more
Marco007
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
There were good things and bad things. The pink color everywhere was shocking the first day and the ship needs to be updated. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth, no delays. The cabin was a good size and everything in order but again ... Read more
Cptndunsel
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I've cruised a lot in the Caribbean on many lines, including Windjammer (which, sadly, is no longer). I'd never made it to Grand Turk or the ABC islands so we booked the Splendor out of Miami. 1. Embarkation: a lot of people milling around ... Read more
TwiceAYearCruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I have been on 3 other cruise lines but this cruise on the Splendor was memorable - not just because of the company we had. Food and dining options were very good: we didn't even have to pay for specialty dining. Our ... Read more
buster66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Choose this cruise because it was going to Jamaica. Don't ever get on Carnival Splendor! The service totality sucked and you couldn't eat what you wanted and when you wanted too. They even dished out the bacon which made my hubby very ... Read more
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marci4tony
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
876 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The itinerary was the reason for booking this particular cruise. Aruba is on my bucket list, and I was in dire need of a vacation. Coming from Montana, we took the red eye (affordability factor) and flew in a day early. We were ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
13 reviews
2,581 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed Carnival a few times and we wanted to try Splendor for her thermal suite/t-pool. I am happy to say that we completely enjoyed the Thermal Suite in the spa - temperature was probably a little too warm for me, but my ... Read more
DOTTIESKIP
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Splendor was great. Beautiful ship, very clean. Balcony room was very spacious, with lots of storage. Bed was more comfy than ours at home. Room steward was the best we have ever had, and went above and beyond to make it our home away ... Read more
j5taylor70
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I surpassed the 100 cruise day mark on this cruise, and are Platinum members with Carnival. For the last few years every time we have cruised Carnival they have discontinued small things that separate the top of the line ... Read more
Prairie Wolf
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 7th cruise on Carnival and we don't feel Splendor measures up to the other ships we have been on. We had more trouble getting around on this ship. More detours, less direct paths. Embarkation - Although we arrived at our ... Read more
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Kendollzz
Member Since 2016
1 review
Carnival Splendor Cruise was very enjoyable. I traveled with my mom (Jackie) along with the Church Group (Jubilee Cathedral). The cabin was excellent and had great service from our Stateroom Steward Astika (Aye!!) He was awesome, ... Read more
WaynoVike
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This vacation was just the DW and I looking for some relaxation and fun to celebrate our anniversary and we had a great experience! We flew into Miami on Saturday the evening before our Sunday embarkation and stayed at the SpringHill ... Read more
Krystlelee225
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We really loved the Splendor! We did not have a single issue. The staff was great, the food was great, the ship was great! I would totally sail on the Splendor again! We had a ocean view cabin for 2 adults and 2 children. We all had enough ... Read more
mmunoz8225
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have traveled on Norwegian Cruise lines two times prior to Carnival Cruise lines. I cruised for my birthday with friends and it did not meet the standards of our prior cruise experiences. I was very saddened to immediately note that the ... Read more
BOBIEEE
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Post for carnival splendor cruise sailing out of the port of miami oct 8th thru oct 16th 2016. after extensivey d[fficulty of trying to get from richmond virginia to fl. Due to hurricane mathwue projecting many obsticales for us. We ... Read more
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lorim223
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise because of the ports. The ship was def older but had a beauty about it. Yesteryear beauty. The entertainment staff was the best with one person clearly standing out. DJ Sarah B was the absolute best! She should ... Read more
mgoblue01
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The Splendor. I read so many reviews about it before sailing and I kept thinking, gosh! these people get so hung up in bad decor! How can it be that bad?!? They were right. The decor is just plain crazy. The design team apparently ... Read more
pgcasimir
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Carnival seems to have removed the extras that makes cruising special on this ship. Things like white table clothe dining and service every night (now only offered on elegant nights). The quality of the food really disappointed me as I ... Read more
da_p-potts
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We booked an aft cabin with an extended balcony, 7444, and our room seemed comparable to aft cabins on the Freedom and the Conquest. The cruise was really nice overall, just what we needed to relax and unwind in the Caribbean. We had a few ... Read more
chrisgomc
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
As a frequent cruiser of Carnival cruises I have to say that the Carnival splendor was the worst cruise experience I have ever had! To begin with, arriving at the port of Miami was nothing but mass confusion as we were shifted around to ... Read more
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JMAS
Member Since 2005
1 review
34 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise for the destinations of Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, and Aruba. I had previously done the same itinerary on the Breeze. We flew in a day early to Miami in order to do a walking restaurant tour of ... Read more
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cortcase
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
21 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Hi there! Thanks for reading my review. Brevity is not my strong suit, so if you just want the bottom line, here it is: This ship is showing its age, but the service, entertainment and food (mostly) make up for it. If you like lots of ... Read more
dansteeler
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Where to begin? This is our 6th cruise with Carnival and I've always been happy....not this time! Our last cruise with them was 5 years ago so maybe it's just the way things are now with Carnival or maybe it was just this ship, who ... Read more
SMSACE6
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
6,070 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I cruised solo, which is the norm for me now, and overall it was a good cruise with some hiccups, that affected my experience. Due to painful back and hip issues, I now mostly stay on board the ship during port days, so there will be no ... Read more
dshinall
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our 14th cruise and Splendor was AWESOME. What a great ship. Those who are complaining must be hard to please. Service was amazing!!! Food was very good, like always. The shows were great and the ship is extremely clean. We ... Read more
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