On balance it was Excellent: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by shepsm001
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On balance it was Excellent
Destination: Baltic Sea
Again the ship is beautiful. They used the extra tonnage to give it far more room. The rooms More themselves are spacious!. Nice beds. 20 inch new LCD TV's with excellent programming! Even liked my portholes which could be shut to completely darken the room. Good friendly service. Some negatives. Carnival ships are never ever really new. Saw stains on the carpets, some of the exercise equipment was already broken, etc. But who cares?
The meals at dinner were real size meals. Didn't even have to ask for seconds on the lobster tail as it was big and good! Carnival has the best entertainment at sea. John Heald was a superior cruise director contrary to what some negative reviewers have said. The orchestra was a real orchestra not taped. The lead singers who were excellent actually sung and did not lip-sync which is a problem for many cruise lines.
The price is more than fair. If you want to pay double go on a supposed better cruise line and you won't get anything better. Oh, yes. I really liked the people I met on the cruise. Fortunately I didn't meet some of the stuffed shirt reviewers I have just read and hopefully you won't either. Try it, you will surely like it. Less