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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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987 Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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tmapp002
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it fitting in prior to another cruise sailing on 5/27/16. We have sailed Carnival before and this was the worst ship yet. Employees seem unhappy and agitated. Bar tenders are rude if you correct them on a ... Read more
Ksouderbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Too many entitled people sail from Miami. Carnival Splendor was not so special. The cruise staff was friendly and nice but the other cruise guests were fighting in the next room and we had security there three times. Carnival did nothing ... Read more
Cbgiles1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was chosen for our 25 year anniversary and the dates were right. We booked a suite room which was the best thing we did and well worth the extra money. The cabin was spacious and well equipt. The bathroom was full size with two sinks ... Read more
84Cheif
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
15 helpful votes
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

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ScoopVermont
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
Quintin53
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The worst cruise I ever been on,we took my 22 yr.son and he was bore out of he's mind the only entertainment the ship had was the casino and a late night comedy show I rate this one from 1 to 10..........1 everyone who we talked to all ... Read more
Tracey/Thom
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
237 forum posts
22 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
traveling nannie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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

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NatalieHindley0407
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
11 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
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
9 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
i retired in 2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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

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sarj04
Member Since 2011
1 review
25 forum posts
8 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
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
74 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
environ0103
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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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
17 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
16 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
p30pilot
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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