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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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Cherlynn
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,004 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise on Splendor, so knew about the pink! The ship is going in dry-dock soon and in some places, it showed. Not that the ship wasn't clean, it was. But there were worn and stained carpets as well as chairs and sofas. ... Read more
NeedToVacation
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We flew in to Ft.Lauderdale the morning of the cruise, rented a van around noon, and drove to Miami. Stopped for lunch in Hollywood. Boarded ship by about 2:30 / 2:45. There were NO lines at the terminal, nobody dropping off luggage with ... Read more
lgossen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I knew when I booked this cruise that we probably would have to look past the décor, and we did. There was nothing I liked about the décor of this ship, and I won't book another cruise on this boat for that reason. ... Read more
jmswan29
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 6th cruise and we have only gone on Carnival. I was curious about the pink circles, as so many reviews had made a point about, but actually kind of liked them. After a day or so on the ship, I never even noticed them again. I ... Read more
Creusycanadiangang
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had seen quite a few discouraging and negative reviews regarding the Splendour so we were a little nervous. Our group was made up of people between 21 and 83 years of age. All had cruised before. Some of us had cruised with Carnival ... Read more

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chicagogirl1221
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My family and I cruise once a year but I can honestly say after our experience on the Carnival Splendor last week, we will never cruise Carnival again, and maybe never cruise again. I can pinpoint the undercooked over-easy eggs I was ... Read more
1216jk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Having been on at least at least 9-10 Carnival cruises and probably 20 or better I have experienced a lot. The good the bad and the best. Our "Suite" #7282 was nothing more than an overgrown Balcony cabin with extra closet space ... Read more
2ndCruise4Me
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall I would rate this cruise average and about as expected. The Ship - The Splendor was very similar to the Glory and the Valor. We could not really figure out the motif and pink permeated the decor. I had enough pink by the end ... Read more
kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
1 review
542 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Boarded in Miami on Sunday afternoon. Used Premier Parking and was surprised to see a huge line up of cars waiting to park. After 90 minutes, we finally boarded a shuttle to the port. Can't say anything bad about Premier though. They guys ... Read more
madmeco
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Cons: Shuttle/Parking: Did NOT use Carnival transfer, but Premier Parking. Premier only had TWO shuttles to haul 100's of people/luggage. We waited just under two hours in the hot sun to get to the port.Thank god it wasn't raining. ... Read more

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travelqueen101
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
259 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I just returned from the 11/29 sailing out of Miami and had a great time. We were a group of six (family & friends). I know there have been a number of negative reviews and in my opinion never experienced any of them. The day of ... Read more
lizzybidgood@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It was my husband's 60th birthday. We traveled with 5 of our friends. We had a blast. The pizza was nasty! The burger joint was pretty good, but the hours were never regular. The food at the breakfast buffet was cold. I won over $300.00 ... Read more
ellezoraalex
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
There were 14 of us all together and we had a great time on the Splendor..My daughter is a vegetarian so she felt the food could have been better** I actually enjoyed the food. The Pizza station could have been manned with more people to ... Read more
bobnlisa64
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We went with five friends..they all were 1st time cruisers. everyone was displeased with it.. food places closing early pizza not open 24 hrs.. buffet not open sometimes.. fights on deck, reataurants.. carnival has to many wanna be ... Read more
leslie.gibson21@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
The crew wasn't as friendly as I've experienced before (the dining crew). My stateroom cleanup crew was great. When I had a question, guest services helped a lot. The embarkation took a little longer than usual, but debarkation was done in ... Read more

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Razz21
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our second time this year we took a cruise on the Splendor. Our first cruise was mid March during spring break. Unless you are in your 20's skip spring break. We have been on 39 cruises. NCL, RCL, Holland and Princess. We ... Read more
Dlow
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
For my Wife it was her first cruise and my second. I had done a previous one on a Royal Cruise. The process for getting on the ship was extremely slow, luckily we were checked-in at the airport and got to be fairly early in the boarding ... Read more
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Larry0024
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my 5th cruise, but first with Carnival. We sailed from Miami, on the Carnival Splendor to the Western Caribbean on November 1st. I had read the reviews prior to going, so thought i had some idea what to expect. I knew that because ... Read more
2larryr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Got off the ship yesterday after a 7 day Western Carrib. cruise. Had to wait in line 2 1/2 hours (yes 2 1/2 hours) to board because of some malfunction. Asked for some sort of compensation in form of onboard credit but was denied. ... Read more
flcruiselovers
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
127 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Carnival is reaching new lows each yr. Hard to book em any more, but we wanted to see Bermuda. The Food was a severe dissapointment. Service just as bad. We expect freshly cooked food in Dining Room, but this was not the case. ... Read more

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Crustybucket
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first time on SPLENDOR, and our seventh on Carnival, and I will have to say, the Fantasy and Spirit Class of ship is MUCH more to our liking. The first thing to hit you (slap you in the face kind of way) is all that ... Read more
CruiseToSmile
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We are 65 yr.old fit seniors who booked this when first offered since Norfolk is 2 hours from home. We self-parked in the closest Main St. garage across from the Port at 10am for a flat cruise rate of $105. Convenient with easy walk across ... Read more
dputland
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a Bermuda cruise on the Splendor. We had a blast! Yes, it's the pink biscuit ship that needs a facelift, but everything was great on our trip! Our stewart Gede was fantastic! Our inside cabin was small of course, but had ... Read more
ebaraldi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First the weather was terrible, can't blame Carnival for that. Embarkation was quick and easy. I've got to hand it to Norfolk they did a great job. This was my wife and I 14th cruise with Carnival but this was the worst ship we've been on ... Read more
TTAM
Member Since 2010
1 review
423 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
we were on our 11th cruise, and this was one of the worse one we took ( we took the hurricane cruise on glory a few yrs ago) .Some of the staff did not care if the carts ran over your feet, when we said something they blew you off and ... Read more
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