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Coll1030
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was out 9th Carnival cruise. We left out of Fort Lauderdale Port.The Splendor is one of the smaller ships of the Carnival fleet, but was still clean with things to do onboard. Food was good, really good burrito bar. Our cabin ... Read more
qzyksw
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise b/c it was a Spring break time frame and it went to a couple places we have not been. I have to say check in and the wait was fair. We had 11-11:30 check in and I think we were on board by 12:30-1. I went to ... Read more
texascharm
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are a retired couple from Texas. We arranged two cruises in Florida before we stayed with family on spring break there when we returned. Seemed to make the long drive more worthwhile! We left the Conquest in Ft. Lauderdale and ... Read more
OshawaJane
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our cruise. Our first one, we were impressed with all of the list of activities. We thought the public areas were crowded, but after awhile we learned there are busy and quieter places on the ship, we just had to ... Read more
RohanE
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
Odd interior décor - lots of pink and gold. Staff at Casino Bar were fantastic. Ship layout was confusing as we generally got lost all the time - especially when finding restaurants (Gold and Black Pearl). Food on Lido Deck ... Read more
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Dreamcatcher1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Looking for a beautiful fun ship for spring break with three teenagers and 3 families. Large ship and we had a family with a older 19 year old, a family with a 17 and y13 year old and grandparents. This ship was fun for everyone and ... Read more
CruiseCapt.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my wife's 30th birthday cruise so I wanted to make it special for her. Its hard to find a practical cruise around her birthday because its spring break weekend but this one was semi affordable. This was my fourth cruise and my ... Read more
Saratoga Girl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this ship because we were going with family friends that had already booked. I have cruised enough to know that this ship was very disappointing with what it offered. THE ENTERTAINMENT was very poor. The nightly shows were ... Read more
ktbug28
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was my first cruise and my husband's second, we also took our 7 and 16 year old boys. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never been on a cruise before and it had been about 15 years since my husband had been. Our ports of call ... Read more
Mashel2811
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My husband and I went on this cruise together and it was our 4th Carnival cruise. Embarkation was a BREEZE with Carnival's new staggered check in. We walked right on with no lines! Our room was ready right at 1:30 PM and our luggage was ... Read more
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Calibra17
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
37 helpful votes
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
carniegirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
We sailed on the Carnival Splendor on March 5, 2017. Three days before we left for the cruise we were notified via email that the Splendor was having technical difficulty and the status to our cruise was in question. Carnival then wrote ... Read more
Jdm13
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for its itinerary which was supposed to be Cozumel, mahogany bay, Belize and grand cayman. However, the day before the trip we received an email that the propeller wasn't working at maximal speed and that there was a ... Read more
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Luckylibra
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
18 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
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Crazpony
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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 March 2017
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
11 forum posts
5 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
3,303 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
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Working 2 cruise again
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
116 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
179 forum posts
7 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
4 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
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