The on-board sickness appeared early on the Carnival Splendor.: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by smh444
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The on-board sickness appeared early on the Carnival Splendor.
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Yet, despite all of this, I was amazed at the following. During one of the evening shows, an entertainer while singing his first few songs, went through the audience row by row shaking the hands of every single person (over one hundred people). And we were at the second show. The cruise director was sitting up front on the far right watching this. I could not believe what I was seeing. With all the sick people on board, he allowed the worst possible thing you could do in a situation like this. BTW if no hands had been shaken the performance would not have been any different except safer. When questioned about this on the last day of the cruise, the CD repeatedly insisted that it was the responsibility of the passengers to wash their hands regularly. A policy that clearly didn't work.
About the comedy club There are numerous shows of two different varieties each night, early shows for family and late shows for adults (very packed and you have to line up early). Regardless of the comedian, 100% of the adult jokes centered on farting, defecating and masturbation. 90% of the family jokes were about farting and pooping. Well, maybe it’s just me.....
Outside of that, the service on board was up to Carnival's usual very good standards, the food was consistently good and varied in the buffet as well as the MDR, and the maitre d' put on some good shows during dinner. They finally (after our last cruise on Carnival) have moved all of the day’s entertainment out of smoking venues and we did have a great cruise. Less
good storage, very small shower.
Port and Shore Excursions
Always a good port. Walked to Junkanoo Beach and rented chairs for the day. For us, from getting off the ship about 30 minutes. You can get a bus #10 back for $1.25 right in front of the beach. To catch the same bus to the beach you have to you exit the terminal, continue one block away from the water, make a right and walk a few streets until you see the busses on the left hand street. Very easy to find. Great drivers. This same #10 continues on to Cable Beach, just tell the driver where you want to get off.