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sideshow015
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The trip was great, the service was excellent. There were a few items that were brought to my eye. Tables in the on deck aft quarter, always felt sticky to my touch. Crumbs and dried up Ketchup was noted on more than one occasion. (always ... Read more
Rubberboots
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
First off, we selected this cruise as it suited our schedule and for the stops. As for the stops, we enjoyed all of them (Nassau, Half-Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Amber Cover). As for the ship Carnival Splendor - it did meet our ... Read more
carolieqzy
Member Since 2017
1 review
not a big fan of cruises, yet this is the 4th one- use cruises to explore other destinations where we may want to return- Have been on royal caribbean x2/ princess x1 -we prefer buffet style dining- at lunch the food options were ... Read more
cleveld
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Faster to the Fun: We did not use this for embarkation because we arrived later than planned. However, very glad we purchased this when standing in line for Guest Services and debarkation. Ship: The Carnival Splendor is not my ... Read more
2cwatkins2
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked this cruise because it had 4 ports. We are not big for "fun days at sea" (we lose to much at the Casino) The Good. Staff. Friendliest staff ever in 17 years. Freddy, from Indonesia, our main waiter was fantastic. ... Read more
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bruce banner
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Let me start by saying take all reviews with a grain of salt. You just can't please some people. Is the Splendor and older ship? Yes. Is it need of some cosmetic repairs? People have seriously over stated the pink décor, I didn't ... Read more
Boopoopadoop826
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
To start off this was my and my husband first cruise ever! Our experience on the Carnival Splendor was not a very good one! First off we arrive to our room and hours later when we get ready for bed I noticed there was blood stained linen ... Read more
HAWKSBY
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had never cruised on Splendor, altho we had cruised many times on various Carnival ships. This was our second time visiting the western Carib. Splendor is an older ship but very well maintained , The service was excellent as with all ... Read more
smallsey18
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This trip was choosen because it fell on dates that my son was out for spring break. It was our first cruise and we had a wonderful time! Our ship stewart, Heri, was amazing! always made sure we never went without anything! he was very ... Read more
JazzCruiser17
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We picked this cruise in order to travel with 11 family members during the kids’ spring break. Some of the family lives in New York, and the rest live in California, so we spent the night before the cruise in Miami at the Marriott ... Read more
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Webmommy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I arrived the day before in Miami and relaxed so that embarkation would be stress free. Embarkation is crowded, but very well organized. They make sure to keep you well informed and keep the process moving. The waiting area is comfortable ... Read more
IntrepidFromDC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
278 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Service was not up to the usual smiling friendliness I have become used to on Carnival, or maybe I'm paying more attention to all crew. Cruisers have complained about the pink overload/décor but to me it's typical "fun" ... Read more
RickinFL
Member Since 2005
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Went with 12 family members and price was good for this itinerary. Embarkation was smooth with no issues. Over all cruise was good. Had a ocean view room on main deck which was nice. Room was clean and was kept that way during the entire ... Read more
sbmommaut
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a first cruise for us and we are HOOKED! The ship was beautiful and the crew were fantastic. I know some people have commented on the amount of PINK on the ship, but I really liked it. It is an amazing vessel. It was over ... Read more
Coll1030
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was out 9th Carnival cruise. We left out of Fort Lauderdale Port.The Splendor is one of the smaller ships of the Carnival fleet, but was still clean with things to do onboard. Food was good, really good burrito bar. Our cabin ... Read more
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qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise b/c it was a Spring break time frame and it went to a couple places we have not been. I have to say check in and the wait was fair. We had 11-11:30 check in and I think we were on board by 12:30-1. I went to ... Read more
texascharm
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple from Texas. We arranged two cruises in Florida before we stayed with family on spring break there when we returned. Seemed to make the long drive more worthwhile! We left the Conquest in Ft. Lauderdale and ... Read more
OshawaJane
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise. Our first one, we were impressed with all of the list of activities. We thought the public areas were crowded, but after awhile we learned there are busy and quieter places on the ship, we just had to ... Read more
RohanE
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Odd interior décor - lots of pink and gold. Staff at Casino Bar were fantastic. Ship layout was confusing as we generally got lost all the time - especially when finding restaurants (Gold and Black Pearl). Food on Lido Deck ... Read more
Dreamcatcher1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Looking for a beautiful fun ship for spring break with three teenagers and 3 families. Large ship and we had a family with a older 19 year old, a family with a 17 and y13 year old and grandparents. This ship was fun for everyone and ... Read more
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CruiseCapt.
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my wife's 30th birthday cruise so I wanted to make it special for her. Its hard to find a practical cruise around her birthday because its spring break weekend but this one was semi affordable. This was my fourth cruise and my ... Read more
Saratoga Girl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this ship because we were going with family friends that had already booked. I have cruised enough to know that this ship was very disappointing with what it offered. THE ENTERTAINMENT was very poor. The nightly shows were ... Read more
ktbug28
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my first cruise and my husband's second, we also took our 7 and 16 year old boys. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never been on a cruise before and it had been about 15 years since my husband had been. Our ports of call ... Read more
Mashel2811
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My husband and I went on this cruise together and it was our 4th Carnival cruise. Embarkation was a BREEZE with Carnival's new staggered check in. We walked right on with no lines! Our room was ready right at 1:30 PM and our luggage was ... Read more
Calibra17
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
36 helpful votes
This was our 10th Carnival cruise out of 14 total. The others being with RCL, Princess, Celebrity and Costa. Cruising since our mid twenties and we live in Florida! After reading a lot of negative reviews on the Splendor, we were a ... Read more
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