Virgin cruisers - wasn't blown away: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by bhrjnq
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Virgin cruisers - wasn't blown away
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Housekeeping - It took 45 minutes and 3 different staff to get the mini bar fridge unlocked (we never asked for it to be locked)
Room Service - breakfast 90 minutes late is not acceptable in any hotel. Especially when its ordered the night before because I had a spa treatment booked. Non responsive room service and hotel staff. This happened twice - we didnt bother again
The buffet - be prepared to wait up to 25 minutes to get your tray up to some food. But then once you get there the food is very average. To be honest a total pain to line up for very average food
Pizza Bar - Pizza tastes good More but you need to get a piece just out the oven. Several times I was given a cold/old piece.
The indian bar - completely disgusting. I attacked it fresh from being stocked - found flies in some of the sauces and the food was completely cold. I threw it all away.
Sushi bar - Only open a few times during the cruise for a short time and guess what - massive lines. UGH
The dining rooms - Nearly every meal served to us in the main dining rooms was barely warm. They were all brought to waiters station on stacked trays with a plastic plate covers just like in hospital. So it lost any appeal with the hospital trays and mass produced cold food especially on a 'dressed up evening'. Some of the service was very much throw the food done and get you out as quick as you can.
Pools - The two pools I felt were way too small for the amount of people on board. When we wanted to go for a swim while others were on shore of course the pools were emptied. Frustrating.
Gym - looked like a good gym but there was always a line to get in
**The best bits**
The Steakhouse - The best food you'll get on board. The steaks were amazing, nice cuts of meat and the service was impeccable. No complaints about the steakhouse.
El Mojito Bar - Siraket behind the bar was a breath of fresh air. Always looked after us, made us feel welcome and gave us something to look forward to every night.
My advice - be prepared to wait for every meal, line up for anything you want to do.
You're not going to get 5 star service or food on this cruise. I think I expected way too much Less
Cabin review: 8D9249 Balcony
Our room was on the Lido deck but was in a very quiet location. So relatively pleased with the room.Read All Balcony (8D) Reviews >>