Less than Splendid: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by oburggirl43
Overall Member Rating
Less than Splendid
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The first elegant night we went down to dining room and there wasnt enough chairs for us or people were in our designated seats im not sure which was the case because we never went back. The Maitre' D sat us almost right next to his desk away from the rest of the people and our waiter didnt even ask if we wanted a starter, it was obviousl he knew the tip would go to our designated waiter. We didnt even stay for desert. Our cabin steward and crew were the only friendly people we encountered. I think they are totally overworked and the service and the crews attitude has negatively been impacted by that. I know times are tough but Carnival is making cuts in the wrong spots.
We listened to Maria Carey..Phil Collins..Billy Joel...and Beyonce on the movie screen over and over for 8 days. One time on the way BACK home from the islands they put Bob Marley on the movie screen. That made no sense at all.
Malcolm our cruise director(woohoo) was never around..On the Miracle he was very involved, now he is just on the movie screen. They are using the Movie screen way too much. At night after dinner it is a great thing but not all day long, it gets very old very fast.
Although I love to cruise and will definitely be going again, I was disappointed this time and hope that Carnival wakes up because I really did prefer them. If not I will be going Royal from now on, or try NCL. Less
It was comfortable and the Steward did a great job