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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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bm6pm5
Member Since 2007
1 review
510 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Enjoyed the Splendor very much. It is a lot like the Conquest style ship but has a few nuances that the others don't. There is sooo much pink in the decor. My wife is legally blind and the crew was very good in helping her when I ... Read more
757beachgirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my husband and I's first cruise. We had researched quite a bit before we left, but we still learned a lot on this first time of what we like and don't like. In previous reviews, other posters had commented on the decor of the ... Read more
Bob E
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was my tenth or eleventh cruise. It was wonderful. It was a short cruise, 5 days, so we extended the vacation a bit by staying at the nearby Marriott the night before. Embarkation was well organized and the room was available ... Read more
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LucilleNancy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is our 6th cruise, first on Carnival. It was a difficult decision to go with Carnival, the upside is we recently moved to Suffolk VA and it was a very convenient cab ride to Norfolk. We had a Grand Suite which was huge as was the ... Read more
mpleon757
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our third Carnival cruise. Our main reason for taking this cruise was the port location (local to us). We knew the ship had not undergone the 2.0 upgrade, but we were prepared for that. The overall cruise experience was great. I ... Read more

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Neecieamber
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The room steward was GREAT! The food at the buffet was not good at all. The pizza & grill food was very good. In Nassau we took a tour of the town with a local taxi, Alexander, he was GREAT! We were to have him for 2 1/2 hours anvery ... Read more
David69
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We really enjoyed ourselves on this cruise. I would say the staff made the trip. First our Cruise Director was Kevin. He kept it light, and fun. Basically he had a great sense of humor and could take it as well as give it. Second we ... Read more
alaskalu0720
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was by far the worst cruise I have ever taken. It started off bad and ended bad. First of all, I just getting to the ship on October 4th was a hassle. Months and weeks before the cruise, Carnival stated in their emails to plan on ... Read more
NiceBob7
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our second cruise on the Splendor this year we when on the vehicle back in August to the Carb (see my review on that) Getting there was a horror as NYC had bike race outside closing down the West Side Highway and took us extra ... Read more
potters2308
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Hopefully our telling this critic review will be helpful to others .. We are just getting back from our trip on Carnival Splendor 7 days from NY to Canada/New England date of our trip 10/04/15 to 10/11/15 .. We booked spa cabin ... Read more

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queenoftwdw
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was wonderful---I have always enjoyed reading all the reviews and after 27 Carnival cruises i guess it's time to start speaking up!!! Went on the Splendor 10/4 Canada cruise The ship Splendor is one of those ..you ... Read more
Clamshell
Member Since 2004
1 review
105 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Splendor cruise ranked right down near the bottom of my nearly 40 cruises. I'll not blame Carnival for the 'rocking and rolling' caused by weather, they have no control over that. The staterooms were kept clean by the overly ... Read more
awdcruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We loved all the staff we came in contact with, everyone had smiles on their faces! You could tell each of them really loved what they did! They made it fun! We were disappointed in the quality of the ship, the condition it was in, ... Read more
busyone
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We planned this cruise for more than a year to celebrate our retirement so we were really looking forward to it. I wish I could rate it better for the sake of the outstanding crew, but it was a bit of a disappointment. Not everything was ... Read more
Ohio gran
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Well, let's start with the good: food was mediocre, dining room service was excellent when they remembered what we ordered, the casino.....ok so that's about it. Now the bad: there were more canes, wheelchairs and walkers than in a nursing ... Read more

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gomgar38
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I had been on the Carnival Legend twice 2003 and 2004. I didn't find the Splendor to be as outdated and worn as some of the reviews I read on this site. Embarkation was very smooth and went pretty fast. We were on the ship be about 1:15. ... Read more
TorontoFireFighter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife (Cunard-1, Carnival-3 cruises) and I (Cunard-1, Carnival-2 cruises) are 44 and 47 and we sailed without the kids for our 10th anniversary celebration. We drove to New York from the Toronto, Canada area and found cheap ($10 a day) ... Read more
sueelward
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
What is this obsession with fun? And why do Carnival think that loud pop music, gambling and smoking constitute fun? And what is a fun shop? It's just a shop! Perhaps it is just cultural thing because we were Brits on an American ... Read more
laura8951
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise and my second experience with Carnival (previously cruised with them in 2009). I made my choice based on New England/Canadian itinerary and positive reviews I read about the ship. Overall, it was an enjoyable ... Read more
1lucanohk1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I are frequent cruisers and this is our second voyage on the Carnival Splendor and our twelfth cruise with Carnival which makes us VIFP with Platinum status. As such, embarkation was a breeze and our stateroom was ready for us ... Read more

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JEB0114
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We booked a cruise on Splendor after enjoying a trip on Pride. Splendor is quite a bit larger, and the ship moves easily through the water, with little motion. But the overall experience was nowhere near as good as Pride. Food was just ... Read more
haka888
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This will have been about our 15th cruise. We have sailed various cruise lines, Carnival being our most frequent. Embarkation was quick and efficient. Lunch in the Lido was the usual. My issues begin with the Cruise Director. He made the ... Read more
Steady Shaikh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Carnival Splendor was sold to us as a "party ship"! Two comments: 1. It was definitely NOT a party ship. (We are not spring chickens but the majority of the passengers on board had difficulty keeping up) 2. "Hurry ... Read more
MsTabbyKats
Member Since 2008
1 review
2,001 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We were on the 7 day Splendor to Canada/New England from NYC. This was our third time on the ship Embarkation was very fast. We got to the port about 11:20 and were walking on the ship at 11:45. Self assist disembarkation was also ... Read more
LOU
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
68 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and i just returned from our 25th cruise. This one was aboard the carnival splendor. Although not all of our cruises have been with carnival, we have noticed so many changes over the years. All of these changes seemed to have ... Read more
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