Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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va.rdrnr
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Price was right and just wanted to relax. Have always enjoyed cruising on Carnival. However we were disapponted this time. Let me first list the positives. First, our room steward was very attentive. It felt like he was always there ... Read more
DreadPirateRobert
Member Since 2003
1 review
6,519 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We picked this 8 day on the Splendor because of the itinerary. Only San Juan was a repeat for us. At first all I saw were complaints about the decor. Really, you pick a cruise based on the decor of the ship? Yeah, it's pink all right. ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was an average Carnival cruise. Have recently started sailing Carnival again after a few years on another line. The quality and cuts are noticeable. Embarkation with staggered check in was a disaster, first time with it and waited ... Read more
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Tom Cruiser 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise. Staff was mostly friendly. Food wasn't quite up to par. Service in Dining Room needed work. Ship's captain and crew were outstanding. Ports were mixed. Sailed last month to Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba ... Read more
Zatarra
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because of the length (8 days) and the Ports of Call (Grand Turks and Caicos; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Aruba; and, Cuaracao). If you are expecting a nice, shiny, new ship, the Carnival Splendor is not for you. She ... Read more
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Suzie2672
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I selected this cruise primary for the ports it was visiting. I was very pleased to find the Splendor had the best all time cruise director I've ever experienced. MarQ was everywhere! His energy and excitement of the ships events was ... Read more
SeaMan92
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Cruised from Ft. Lauderdale to the Southern Caribbean stopping at Grand Turk, La Romania, Aruba, and Curaçao. I have cruised on Carnival many times and it was my girlfriend's 21st birthday and it was her first time. We got an inside ... Read more
NC Beagle
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was a great week with lots of activities and wonderful food. We were assigned gold pearl dining room late seating and enjoyed every dinner! We were served various dishes such as prime rib, lobster tail, shrimp, grilled beef ... Read more
MsPettite
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We planned a trip to the Eastern Caribbean with a family of 10. Some of our family had cruised before, others, like my husband and myself, had never cruised before. I have to say that now that we have experienced our first cruise, we are ... Read more
AngelaSmith764
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Cabin was clean, however our bathroom flooded on the last day and it spilled out and flooded the hallway as well. Also, the balcony door had a leak and our floor near the door and bed was soaked. We had a group of 8 and nearly all cabins ... Read more
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sideshow015
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
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
2 helpful votes
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
PompanoSunnyCourt
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it was western Caribbean, which we prefer over eastern. Carnival is always a terrific value and we were not disappointed at all. Food was fine, cabin steward Bodi was a treat. Met nice folks at dinner in the MDR. ... Read more
carolieqzy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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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
bruce banner
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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
3 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
3 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
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JazzCruiser17
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
7 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
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
325 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
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