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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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954 Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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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
2 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
2larryr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Got off the ship yesterday after a 7 day Western Carrib. cruise. Had to wait in line 2 1/2 hours (yes 2 1/2 hours) to board because of some malfunction. Asked for some sort of compensation in form of onboard credit but was denied. ... Read more

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flcruiselovers
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
127 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Carnival is reaching new lows each yr. Hard to book em any more, but we wanted to see Bermuda. The Food was a severe dissapointment. Service just as bad. We expect freshly cooked food in Dining Room, but this was not the case. ... Read more
Crustybucket
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first time on SPLENDOR, and our seventh on Carnival, and I will have to say, the Fantasy and Spirit Class of ship is MUCH more to our liking. The first thing to hit you (slap you in the face kind of way) is all that ... Read more
CruiseToSmile
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We are 65 yr.old fit seniors who booked this when first offered since Norfolk is 2 hours from home. We self-parked in the closest Main St. garage across from the Port at 10am for a flat cruise rate of $105. Convenient with easy walk across ... Read more
dputland
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a Bermuda cruise on the Splendor. We had a blast! Yes, it's the pink biscuit ship that needs a facelift, but everything was great on our trip! Our stewart Gede was fantastic! Our inside cabin was small of course, but had ... Read more
ebaraldi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First the weather was terrible, can't blame Carnival for that. Embarkation was quick and easy. I've got to hand it to Norfolk they did a great job. This was my wife and I 14th cruise with Carnival but this was the worst ship we've been on ... Read more

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TTAM
Member Since 2010
1 review
426 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
we were on our 11th cruise, and this was one of the worse one we took ( we took the hurricane cruise on glory a few yrs ago) .Some of the staff did not care if the carts ran over your feet, when we said something they blew you off and ... Read more
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bm6pm5
Member Since 2007
1 review
511 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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
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

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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
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

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