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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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989 Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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

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audrosemart
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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

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wisnir
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 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
NeedToVacation
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
31 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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