Carnival Splendor Review: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by ad1992
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Carnival Splendor Review
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
If you're an older couple or a younger couple with no kids, this ship isn't really for you. A lot of children running around and when you're at sea the serenity lounge for adults (21+), and the adults only pool were jam packed. The main pool was always jam packed and always had kids running around, jumping in the pool and hot tub. By what it seemed like, the kids didn't like camp carnival very much either. Serenity remained serene and quiet despite it being crowded, all the adults were there for the same reason after all, to relax. The mini golf was fun but it was very windy up there and the boat sometimes rocked the wrong way which I guess added to the challenge. The slide was a blast, as well. A late night hot tub session was very nice though.
The staff on the ship was amazing. The stewards were very energetic, clean and did a good job. They left nice towel animals for you. The entertainment crew was fun all along. The restaurant staff was great, but the steak house staff was much better.
The comedy club for 18+ was packed but totally worth going to and a total blast, with the exception of clearing the lounge after every comedy show in between. The showtime shows in the theater were for the most part good, but sometimes a bit corny. But fun. The comedy was by far the best thing in the night life though on this ship.
Cloud 9 spa is another thing you must indulge in on this ship, I can't say anything bad about this lounge as it was totally worth the money.
The drinks were no more expensive than your local bar and the bartenders were fun. It's simple to sneak alcohol onto this ship, just get a rum runner and stick it in your carry on, they do not search carry-ons and my luggage wasn't touched.. They put everything through a medal detector.
Cabin review: 8C8212 Balcony
Our cabin was great, the balcony was totally worth it and perfect for two people. I'm sure it would work for three or four people as well. I have no complaints about the stateroom at all.Read All Balcony (8C) Reviews >>
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