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Carnival Splendor is a big vessel with a huge personality -- and it sets itself apart from the Carnival pack in grand style. For starters, Splendor inaugurated a new cabin category for the line, the spa cabin, ...
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954 Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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84Cheif
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a cruise formy parents (regular cruisers on p+o) myself and my 7 year old daughter on her first cruise. Couple of negatives to start with. Embarkation was slow and long and you queue outside Miami port which is very hot, get an ... Read more
Mnirom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 7th cruise overall. The previous cruises were 4 with Royal Caribbean and 2 with Princess. The only reason we chose this cruise was because the original ship we booked was still uncertain renovation and dry docked. So the cruise ... Read more
ScoopVermont
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Looking to visit new ports and this one did not fail. Grand Turk, Domincan Republic, Aruba and Curacao. Carnival many times has lots of children with families but this one was before school's let out and the children were minimal. ... Read more
Tracey/Thom
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
199 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We purchased this cruise on a flash sale the month before, so it was a bit of a rush, but we'd been researching Southern Caribbean, so it all worked out. A few days before we upgraded to a balcony from an interior (someone called us and ... Read more
jrussell69@cfl.rr.com
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
have sailed several times all cruise lines, 3rd and last time on carnival, picked this boat for it's destinations. had balcony room on 8th floor. was fortunate to have some real partiers next to us that would start raising hell at 3 am ... Read more

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traveling nannie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Getting from the airport to the ship was a bit of an ordeal. We had Carnival transfers but had to drag our luggage across the terminal to the bus area. When we got to the pier we had to drag the luggage from the bus to the pier, with ... Read more
NatalieHindley0407
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We went on the Carnival Splendor to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel on a 6 night/7day cruise. I booked a balcony cabin for 4 people - 2 adults, 2 children. As expected, the cabin was small. However, I did not expect the outdated, tacky ... Read more
Sfish1028
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We love to cruise. This was my 9th cruise and my husbands 7th. We have spent the majority of our cruises on carnival. This cruise we were also taking our 6 year old and my husbands parents who had not taken a vacation in many years. ... Read more
pg81
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I traveled with my mom and she has been on many cruises. She thought this would be a nice ship to go on for my first cruise and she chose to sail to the Western Caribbean. I really enjoyed the ship. I read negative reviews prior about the ... Read more
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Mrs.Mora
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My housband firts & my secund cruise. We both love it. Our major interest was to visit mayans ruins and we chose the Splendor before start reading reviews, thanks God. Our vacations were great. Nice weather the all trip. I read ... Read more

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i retired in 2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 4th Carnival cruise, first time on this ship. I read lots of negative reviews but my daughter and I loved it. This was her first time cruising so I choose Carnival and the Western Caribbean as I was familiar with the ports. ... Read more
sarj04
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Overall, this was a great week that exceeded our expectations. I’ll break this down into a few categories: BACKGROUND: My GF and I are 25-30, fairly experienced travelers. I have cruised with Carnival, HAL, and Celebrity ... Read more
d0rin31978
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We chose the splendor for our Honeymoons and we feel we made the perfect choice! We loved our steward Tedhi on Spa level 11 he was the best! very nice and was there in a blink! Nalya from the Ukraine that worked in the bar on level ... Read more
spanky44
Member Since 2012
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my second time on the Splendor, but this is the first time I traveled with 28 other family and friends. Seven of them were children ages 2-10 and the rest of us were between 17-77 and we all found things to do and had a blast. ... Read more
caligirsb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Food was average - carnival has had the same menu for years - change it up a bit. On last night there were 2 pasta dishes as main entrees - mac and cheese? That cost all of about 20 cents to make - maybe less. The pasta dishes i tried ... Read more

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environ0103
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was a really great cruise for my husband and I, as well as my parents. It was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to take both him and my mom on their first cruise. So, where do I begin? First, this has to be the cleanest Carnival ... Read more
celtic1950
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This ship has hits and misses. They shows were great. The staff the first night was lacking. But the next day things went from poor to perfect! I don't know if everyone had a rough day the first night or what. Robert, our head waiter, was ... Read more
ctsmith22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was my wife and I's first cruise ever, so I'll do my best to review the ship, answer some questions we had or things we found interesting. Overall it was a lot of fun and we'll be cruising again. The ship was very clean. We ... Read more
Grammys8
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 4th cruise on the Carnival Line. We select Carnival mainly for the price and what we hear of other cruise lines. This was our first sail on the Splendor. I was a little leary of taking her as I'd read several reviews on her. I ... Read more
pmckee7
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
This is my family's eighth spring break cruise. Three generations. We had a great set of cabins forward on the Lido deck. First the good: Splendor is spotless, the cabin stewards are diligent and friendly and we had a great team of waiters ... Read more

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p30pilot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 8th Carnival Cruise, and we chose Splendor because the cabin was reasonably priced and we aren't that picky anymore where we cruise to, we really enjoy a lot of time on the boat. This cruise was disappointing in a few ways, ... Read more
sarahjcapps@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This cruise had so many little and big things wrong with it I couldn't wait to be off the ship. Definitely not the ideal wedding anniversary. The boarding process is clunky and slow - I don't know if this is the port or the cruise ... Read more
tgr51698
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were on the Splendor sailing on March 20, the first sailing out of dry dock. Originally, I would have thought this was a good thing to have everything clean and no one on the ship to delay boarding. Boy was I wrong. It started when we ... Read more
KARINAKAYPA@GMAIL.COM
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
the general service in the ship was bad, the waitress were not friendly at all, in fact we were only once to the restaurant because of that, the rest of the days we preferred go to the regular buffet, nobody in the ship knows nothing you ... Read more
Jasonbst
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Day 1 no hot water. Day 3 fire at 445 AM People in my group have had NO TV the entire cruise. Friends in that cabin along with others on their floor have roaches. A passenger died and they announced that we no longer had to stop in ... Read more

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