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Calibra17
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
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
Luckylibra
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had originally been scheduled to go to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Grand Cayman. Due to engine issues with the ship on the cruise prior to ours we were emailed and advised the itinerary would have to be altered to going to Nassau ... Read more
chrisg77
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
PRE-EMBARKATION I’ll begin by saying this is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever composed. The time the review covers spans about 10 days with preluding injections outside of that window of service. I started ... Read more
Crazpony
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary, Belize, Routan, Cayman, Cozumel, ended up in Nassua and Freeport, not exactly what we wanted because of ship's engine issues. I've heard prior to cruise Carnival is a "Chicken Nugget ... Read more
Majik
Member Since 2000
1 review
463 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise for the itinerary which was changed at last minute. Still decided to go on cruise because Carnival offered some good refunds and future credits. The food however was not as spectacular has in the past, and was slow at ... Read more
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Katcruiser69
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As most of you have probably heard The Splendor had a mechanical issue on the 2/26/17-3/5/17 voyage. Things happen and Carnival made things right (in our opinion). As for the ship and amenities - wonderful. Been on a number of Carnival ... Read more
Banditswife
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3,218 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it had 3 ports we had not visited before, the price was decent & we had never sailed on the Splendor. My 90 yr old mother & sister joined us for this cruise. Mom had only sailed a couple of times ... Read more
Mrsh81980
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was my 10th cruise, third time with Carnival; cruised with RCCL over 10 years ago. Traveling with high school classmates! Explored port city before and after cruise, Miami. Embarkation went smoothly. Debarkation in Miami was slow ... Read more
Working 2 cruise again
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
109 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was the first cruise that my husband and I have taken that was just the two of us. We did not bring our kids or any friends along this time. We wanted to do this Itinerary because we are both certified scuba divers and wanted to dive ... Read more
Leer
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
176 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because w/love the ports and it was also our first cruise on this ship. We flew from La Crosse, WI. to Miami on 2/11/17. We stayed the night before our cruise at the Embassy Suites Airport in Miami. We have stayed ... Read more
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cruise214
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Carnival check in at Miami airport was great, after we finished,we just took the shuttle to the port and went thru security. Around 1pm our cabin was ready, our Stewart was so friendly and knew us by name. We had a small issue with the ... Read more
BB Huey
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have been on 1/2 of Carnival's fleet, from Paradise to Breeze, all shapes and sizes. This ship is awkward. The option to retract the roof ruins the 11th floor view. You can't see the Lido pool area due to the drive mechanism. Random ... Read more
cbspence33
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have been on 7 Carnival cruises and this is the first I would not give an excellent rating for. We were scheduled for an early check in after arriving in Miami at 8:00 am. They were very late (after 12) getting everyone off the ship so ... Read more
DJL2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Embarkation was the worst thing about the whole trip. People were backed up outside and inside. Did not go smoothly. It was supposed to be a new system with specific times to embark but ... Read more
mfd2210
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was the 4th time I have cruised on Carnival Cruise Line and to be honest I will be back again to cruise with the, Don't know if the next one will be or not, but I will be back. A Fascinating feature of this ship in the center of the ... Read more
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disgruntled Grandma
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose to share long time anniversaries together with another couple. It was the right dates and only a few at sea days which i hate and should be formal on.not excursion days. But why bother. Two tuxedos a few gowns and the rest in ... Read more
bodywork
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Well, we are a family of 5. we have sailed a few times with Carnival but this time the service was not up to our standards. the Check in was a breeze but we waited a good hour and a half at Miami port just to get in the ship. The rooms ... Read more
dilpuri
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were a group of 20 family members. Joined group from canada, california and india. Very economical package with maximum fun with complete family. Would love to go on cruise every year, may be different locations. Whole show is well ... Read more
lmbcox
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We went on a cruise with dear friends. We had been on a few cruises before but not on the Carnival Line. The product feel far short of the expectation. We truly enjoyed the shows, the bands and singers. They were all wonderful, ... Read more
boatsnhose
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My friend chose this cruise and I agreed to it only because of the ports. Based on others feedback about Carnival cruises they have been on I should have known better. I was reluctant at first so I wasn't expecting much. After the long ... Read more
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Mark&MaryAnn
Member Since 2005
1 review
66 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Eating We were very pleased with our dining room experience and loved the American Table menu at dinner. Our section of the dining room (Golden Pearl, Upstairs, late dining) was not very crowded and had very good service from an ... Read more
momconch
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
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
ekellyf
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our flight was delayed getting in to Miami and we called Carnival to notify them. As a result, they were ready for us when we arrived which was a relief! It was a 40th anniversary trip that left on Dec. 26. We visited four ports ... Read more
jmtzen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
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
6 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
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