Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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PaulaFloyd
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I loved this ship, I thought she was clean and spacious. After you get used to the decor, the ship is very beautiful. The food (except the buffet) was great. I love to et breakfast and dinner in the main dining rooms. The servers were ... Read more
kristant1
Member Since 2011
1 review
90 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Couldn't get a drink server in the casino. I chased them down, told them where I was sitting, and they still didn't come my way. Lines too long to get into the late shows for the comedians, had to make due with the earlier PG shows. ... Read more
ambitiousgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My Family and I decided to have a family cruise this year for our annual family vacation. Would I ever participate in a Carnival Cruise again? NO!. Was it worth the money we spent? Yes! First of all, the food that they serve during ... Read more
Vwilkin122
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I was traveling with a friend whose group was celebrating a family reunion so I had no choice in the cruise line. The service on the ship was very good. The food lines could have been a bit shorter but not unbearable. The food in the ... Read more
tempocontour
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
Just got back from a beautiful 8 day cruise off of Splendor (Aug 13 - 21, 2016). Splendor is very typical with other Carnival ships like Liberty and Legend down on the deck where the casino, clubs, piano bar is located. The ships ... Read more
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pjcag
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We most always use Carnival. We liked the itinerary. So, it was disappointing that Grand Turk was just 4 hours in port! We didn't notice that ahead of time. Aruba, on the other hand, was 1pm-10pm...we thought great..night life in aruba, ... Read more
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DJW8385
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
207 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My family and I stayed two days in Miami prior our cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly and so did the disembarkation.The ship was great and the staff did an excellent job maintaining the cleanliness of the Carnival Splendor. Despite ... Read more
bonbask@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarkation where terrible. The food on the Lido with the exception of the Deli and Pizza was not very good. Lines were long and very disorganized. Our room steward was not very good. However, we did find ... Read more
silverpearl25
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Pros: The convenient Carnival check-in desk at the Miami International Airport was fantastic, as was the expedited embarkation at the cruise port. The debarkation process was also very smooth and efficient The food in the main dining room ... Read more
nabetsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. I loved going to Grand Turk, Aruba and Curacao. The days also worked really well for our schedule. Embarkation was very smooth and quick, other than an uninformed employee, we were able to embark ... Read more
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onotazz
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 7 cruise on a Carnival cruise ship and my 14 cruise in all. I went with my 85 year old mom who has been on quite a bit more cruises then me. She was not able to get of the ship at the ports but we still had a great time on ... Read more
Skippy
Member Since 2001
1 review
67 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise for the ports and the price. We sailed to Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao and Aruba. Embarkation: We arrived at the Port of Miami right around our check in time so we were able to head straight into the building ... Read more
cruiseenthusiastic2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Having cruised many times, this was my first Carnival cruise. I chose Carnival because of my grandchildren (11 & 9), thinking they would enjoy it. It was their first cruise and even they weren't particularly impressed. The decor of ... Read more
CARNIVALCRUISE3
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
236 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I always sail out of Miami since I live 30 minutes away from the port. I always cruise with my mother and nephew, but they couldn't make it this time. I got to port at 11:00, and was on the ship at 11:30. This has been the earliest ... Read more
mbz500girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
the worst experience we ever had so far at Carnival cruises . we had overnight flight and arrived at 6 am , embarkation didn't start until 10 am . the room was not ready until 2 :30 pm . The cabin need upgrading . ( small TV. old ... Read more
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carl.becks@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
In general a funny cruise with good entertainment.Cabin spacious and service in general good. Food abundant of fair quality. Better food quality in the evening. Kind serving staff. Some business processes should be improved ... Read more
lovetocruisejakedeb
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Everything on the cruise was awesome. The staff except for customer service were very friendly and always willing to help you and make your trip enjoyable. I have found this to be true on a couple of ships we have traveled on with carnival ... Read more
Fitzmar
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
23 helpful votes
This was our 5th family cruise with Carnival, and our 3rd Caribbean cruise. We decided on this cruise because it stopped in Aruba - it was a toss up as to whether we wanted to just spend a week in Aruba or stop there on a cruise. As we ... Read more
Awomanwithscents
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time cruising, this Ship allowed me to enjoy myself while the kids enjoyed themselves at Camp Carnival. There was an amazing choice in all of the buffet areas. The service, food and menus were also excellent in the Golden Pearl ... Read more
Binks88
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to go on a cruise with our best friends. We chose the Splendor because of its itinerary and their spa. We were very hesitant to sail out of Miami but decided that it couldn't be that bad. We drove there from ... Read more
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Danielle6510
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise has a family vacation. This was me and my husbands 2nd cruise and my 6 year old sons first cruise. Going through check in and security was pretty smooth and planned out very well. We weren't able to go right away to ... Read more
jamzmama4
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
30 helpful votes
We just got back from our Carnival Splendor cruise and it was great. It was our first time sailing on Carnvial and we were very pleased our experience. We are family of six - me, my husband and our four daugthers ages 17, 16, 11 and 9. We ... Read more
Prometheus1
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed June 2016
Got a deal on this cruise so I took it. We usually cruise out of Jacksonville. Will say for the price you can not beat it. The food was good, casino hosts and waitstaff were good most nights but.....this ship is ghastly pink with pearls ... Read more
starlink1717@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
26 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I like Carnival. Most of my cruises have been with them. I am Platinum member with Carnival and RCCL. Having said this, Carnival Splendor, was a huge disappointment. Decor: I liked it. You want to see ugly ships go on the Imagination or ... Read more
Pixandbell
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Overall Carnival offers a average cruise for an average price. The staff is overworked and under trained. it is very obvious that the cruise line cuts every corner to save money. The worst experience is walking past the casino to get to ... Read more
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