Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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momconch
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
We had a group of 25 family members. Ranging in age from 6 to 66. The majority being teens and young adults. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We were all very happy with that. The ship itself was in nice condition ... Read more
jmtzen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed from December 26th to January 3rd, 2017. The route was Turk Caicos, La Romana, Aruba and Curazao. This was fine. But: 1- Poor meal variety 2- No a great quality of shows 3- The new year's eve was boring. The music ... Read more
kconstantine
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I just wanted a cruise that would cross through Christmas and the children suggested we try Carnival.Firstly were left 2 hours late 6pm instead of 4pm so after getting to Miami and staying at a hotel a day in advance to be sure you are on ... Read more
Fun in the Florida Sun
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
Sailed December 2016
We selected this cruise for price and ports. It was very reasonable for an eight night cruise and visited five ports. I just finished a major renovation of my condominium so I did not want to spend a lot of money on a vacation this year. ... Read more
Lilac18
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because of itinerary and price. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. We were a little hesitant about the cabin because it was the bottom deck in the back but it turned out to be fine. The ocean view ... Read more
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traveller
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
128 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose the cruise due to cost and days cruising. Had cabin 1410...AVOID this cabin at all costs..the water coming out of the faucet to brush your teeth smelled like sewage...and one of the smaller Karaoke lounges was known as the ... Read more
Lorrelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I went with 4 other people. Our friend did the booking and arrangements. We loved it. Enjoyed the upper decks , laying in the sun. The service was wonderful and we never did without . Our first port stop was Isle Rotoan. My ... Read more
dutt7528
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2016
The cruise ship was ok, it meet our expectations. The color was not bad. I wish they put signs by the elevator for odd and even numbers. I did notice some of the staff were going thru the motions; but most were very nice. The food ... Read more
leathgirl
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
34 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I choose this cruise because I love Miami and to sail out id the winter at night. I went To Tulum Ruins which was on my bucket list. The Ship was Crazy Pink Decor. But The staff was sooo good and genuine. The food was amazing I would ... Read more
barbzeee
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise on Carnival but our first on the Splendor. Prior to our cruise, I read that this was not your typical Carnival ship and that was very true. It was originally commissioned as a Costa vessel but changed to Carnival ... Read more
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Centennial 1
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was the second of 5 cruises we have planned this fall/ winter. After having a fantastic week on the Vista, we experienced our worst sailing ever. Boarding was terrible it took hours. There was a very rude SMS employee ... Read more
Bambi75
Member Since 2016
1 review
Embarkation was a nightmare. I arrived at 11am to ensure I wasn't late for my scheduled time to board the ship at 1pm. I didn't board the ship until after 5pm! the service from some of the bar staff was not good. Some were rude and ... Read more
gjvn
Member Since 2006
1 review
173 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not many kids on this cruise, the week after Thanksgiving. Got a great price for 7 day cruise $650 pp. for a balcony room center ship, empress deck. Carnival has made some obvious cutbacks on food in the dinning room, and on lido deck but ... Read more
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redsoxnel
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Sometimes when I read these reviews I wonder what people expect from other people! The people on every cruise ship I have ever been on work day and night to provide wealthy individuals, (if you are on a cruise you should consider yourself ... Read more
mary59sue
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
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
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Marco007
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
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
3 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
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
marci4tony
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
876 forum posts
7 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
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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
6 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
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
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