Worst organized buffet ever! Fun otherwise: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by Sherlocked
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Worst organized buffet ever! Fun otherwise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Room service is good on this ship!! We tipped each time we ordered and enjoyed our food on the balcony sometimes.
Dining room food was good and service was great
Hard to get food at night, even after nine p.m. which seems too early to close things down. There's looong pizza lines and hamburger lines and it's not the staff's fault, it's whoever organizes things. Pizza, sandwiches, and burgers were easy to get on the Miracle.
Entertainment was great on this ship. A real band!
If you can find out before you go, don't take a room with a loudspeaker directly in front of your cabin, the cruise director comes on every morning and wakes you up!! We were awakened every morning in 9222 with ten dollar sales and bingo game announcements before nine a.m. which really put us off this ship. It was rude, those activities are already listed in the "fun times" and there is no call to wake people up yelling about them in the morning. Guests without speakers in front of their cabins said they didn't hear it but those who did, were awakened each morning with the annoying sales pitch. How rude. Ruined the restful part of the cruise, it's our only time to sleep in and we won't get on this ship ever again.
The staff is hard working and pleasant on this ship, it's clean and pretty. But seriously, the buffet is annoying and everyone was complaining, not just us. Less
Cabin review: 9 222
Port and Shore Excursions
Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking
The bio luminescent bay was a thrill, the guide was great. When we were there in 2007, only 1 power boat went there per day for the disabled but now they allow the fully able bodied to ride several power boats per day and they practically run over the kayaks and shine bright lights in your eyes blinding you. This will ruin the area according to the guide we had in 2007. Some tours opposite us used no passive lighting also which ruined the view of the glowing water. San Juan in general seems to have a new wealth in many areas since 2007 but they still have poor, starving dogs around and for that reason I won't be back. I don't like that cruelty. Our bus guide told us that locals deliberately dump dogs they don't want on the beach to die and no one does anything about it. There are poor people there too but there is help for them, we saw Salvation Army and other missions but no help for the dogs. Shame on San Juan! it broke my heart.
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