Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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Krystlelee225
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We really loved the Splendor! We did not have a single issue. The staff was great, the food was great, the ship was great! I would totally sail on the Splendor again! We had a ocean view cabin for 2 adults and 2 children. We all had enough ... Read more
mmunoz8225
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have traveled on Norwegian Cruise lines two times prior to Carnival Cruise lines. I cruised for my birthday with friends and it did not meet the standards of our prior cruise experiences. I was very saddened to immediately note that the ... Read more
BOBIEEE
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Post for carnival splendor cruise sailing out of the port of miami oct 8th thru oct 16th 2016. after extensivey d[fficulty of trying to get from richmond virginia to fl. Due to hurricane mathwue projecting many obsticales for us. We ... Read more
lorim223
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise because of the ports. The ship was def older but had a beauty about it. Yesteryear beauty. The entertainment staff was the best with one person clearly standing out. DJ Sarah B was the absolute best! She should ... Read more
mgoblue01
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The Splendor. I read so many reviews about it before sailing and I kept thinking, gosh! these people get so hung up in bad decor! How can it be that bad?!? They were right. The decor is just plain crazy. The design team apparently ... Read more
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pgcasimir
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Carnival seems to have removed the extras that makes cruising special on this ship. Things like white table clothe dining and service every night (now only offered on elegant nights). The quality of the food really disappointed me as I ... Read more
da_p-potts
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We booked an aft cabin with an extended balcony, 7444, and our room seemed comparable to aft cabins on the Freedom and the Conquest. The cruise was really nice overall, just what we needed to relax and unwind in the Caribbean. We had a few ... Read more
chrisgomc
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
As a frequent cruiser of Carnival cruises I have to say that the Carnival splendor was the worst cruise experience I have ever had! To begin with, arriving at the port of Miami was nothing but mass confusion as we were shifted around to ... Read more
JMAS
Member Since 2005
1 review
34 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise for the destinations of Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, and Aruba. I had previously done the same itinerary on the Breeze. We flew in a day early to Miami in order to do a walking restaurant tour of ... Read more
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cortcase
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
21 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Hi there! Thanks for reading my review. Brevity is not my strong suit, so if you just want the bottom line, here it is: This ship is showing its age, but the service, entertainment and food (mostly) make up for it. If you like lots of ... Read more
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dansteeler
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Where to begin? This is our 6th cruise with Carnival and I've always been happy....not this time! Our last cruise with them was 5 years ago so maybe it's just the way things are now with Carnival or maybe it was just this ship, who ... Read more
SMSACE6
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
6,092 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I cruised solo, which is the norm for me now, and overall it was a good cruise with some hiccups, that affected my experience. Due to painful back and hip issues, I now mostly stay on board the ship during port days, so there will be no ... Read more
dshinall
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 14th cruise and Splendor was AWESOME. What a great ship. Those who are complaining must be hard to please. Service was amazing!!! Food was very good, like always. The shows were great and the ship is extremely clean. We ... Read more
PaulaFloyd
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
15 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
3 reviews
92 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
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ambitiousgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
pjcag
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
10 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
228 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
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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
onotazz
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
113 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
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