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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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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
19 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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sarahjcapps@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This cruise had so many little and big things wrong with it I couldn't wait to be off the ship. Definitely not the ideal wedding anniversary. The boarding process is clunky and slow - I don't know if this is the port or the cruise ... Read more
tgr51698
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were on the Splendor sailing on March 20, the first sailing out of dry dock. Originally, I would have thought this was a good thing to have everything clean and no one on the ship to delay boarding. Boy was I wrong. It started when we ... Read more
KARINAKAYPA@GMAIL.COM
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
the general service in the ship was bad, the waitress were not friendly at all, in fact we were only once to the restaurant because of that, the rest of the days we preferred go to the regular buffet, nobody in the ship knows nothing you ... Read more
Jasonbst
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Day 1 no hot water. Day 3 fire at 445 AM People in my group have had NO TV the entire cruise. Friends in that cabin along with others on their floor have roaches. A passenger died and they announced that we no longer had to stop in ... Read more
agroulx
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
A group of six of us went on Carnival Splendor from February 28th-March 6th. We are not big cruisers but the majority of us had been on cruises prior to this. First of all, this ship was EXTREMELY clean. The staff could be seen at all ... Read more

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suedon12003
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was NOT our first cruise by any means, however, it was our first Carnival cruise , and I can ASSURE you it will be our LAST Carnival cruise!!! The worst part is that it was our HONEYMOON, something that can never be re done!! ... Read more
GrammaPatti
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
What a wonderful 7 days we had on board the Carnival Splendor. Six female friends all celebrating our 70th birthday so right there you know that we would have a great time. But to be specific, here are the highlights: 1. Kevin the ... Read more
wannago2
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
I liked the covered dome as the last three days were cold. The covered area made it feel comfortable. The pizza pirate was very good and was a short wait most of the time. The black Pearl was very enjoyable. This was the first cruise we ... Read more
audrosemart
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
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

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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
1,009 forum post
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
63 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
wisnir
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
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

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