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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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audrosemart
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
this cruise was a complete disappointment. most of the staff was rude, except for a handful of people. Customer service was condescending and very unhelpful. The DJ was untalented and sexually harassed me right in front of my boyfriend. ... Read more
reesy222
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
In June 2015, I had gone on this ship and had a fantastic time so I wanted to go on it again to celebrate mine and my boyfriend's birthdays in February 2016. We stayed on Deck 2 with an ocean view cabin and had great cabin attendants. This ... Read more
JustALookin
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Cruised on the Carnival Splendor from Miami to the Western Caribbean with me (39yo) and six family members. Room 8293 was nice as it was close to the elevators. Never had an issue with noise. The outdoor movie screen by the pool was a hit ... Read more
Paddy41
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
997 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Stayed overnight at Holiday Inn, Hialeah Gardens which was a Howard Johnson when we booked. Completely renovated, excellent stay except the free shuttle offered when booked was no more. Arrived at port around 11:45 and after checking ... Read more
Shilee11
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
62 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our 7th carnival cruise, and we decided to get faster to the fun so we got on the boat very quickly, we missed the huge line up to check in. We had a balcony cabin on the lido deck 9275, which I should of never booked so close to ... Read more

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wisnir
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was my second cruise on Carnival, the first was a 15 day cruise from LA to Hawaii and back and that was great. I want to compare this cruise to a fall 2015 cruise on Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas to New England and Canada with ... Read more
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
6 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

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Creusycanadiangang
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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
chicagogirl1221
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
Nalla
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was cruise #21 for me, #3 on Carnival. Based on my first 2 Carnival cruises, I did not have high expectations, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The ship was in good repair, the food was of adequate quality and plentiful, and ... Read more
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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

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kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
1 review
562 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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

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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
Razz21
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
11 forum posts
3 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

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