Splendor is more than Splendid!: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by kaganrice
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Splendor is more than Splendid!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship - BIG AND PINK! Once you get past the pepto bismol pink, it's fabulous. Very pretty and we really enjoyed the big screen, More especially since the Steelers were playing the Ravens.
Activities - okay. We entertained ourselves! We did frequent the shops on the boat (we ended up knowing the people in the jewelry store by first names). If you have a travel game, I suggest taking it. We liked to play Yahtzee on the Lido deck a lot.
Service - We did comment that the bar service was not like we had experienced on prior Carnival ships. We usually end up knowing a few by name and they seek us out for drinks. The "bar wait staff" was not very friendly and really didn't make an impression on us this time. That was a little disappointing.
Port and shore excursions - Whatever you do, in St. Thomas you must go to Mountain Top and have a Banana Daiquiri...they are fabulous and the view up there is priceless. It was a short, $8 taxi ride and the driver waited on us. There are shops up there and the people were very friendly. In NASSAU, take the Catamaran Sail and Snorkel...these guys took us out (way out) and let us snorkel for about an hour. Then they cranked up the music and started pouring rum punch...15 gallons/ 2 hours/ 55 people...This was the real party boat! We had a blast!
Stateroom- our steward was the best. We had a really clean room and enjoyed the turn down service. Note: take advantage of the $10 deal...put as many clothes as you can in a bag and they will wash/dry/fold them for you while you enjoy the day. We found this cheaper than doing them yourself. It took us about $7 to do the same, plus our time. For the extra $3, someone can do it for you! Ask your steward for the paper! All in all - our cruise was very memorable! We have always been very pleased with Carnival and their staff! Note: unless you don't mind A LOT of older people, don't go in January. Less
Cabin review: 8D Balcony
Noisy...under the Lido deck (Verandah) and heard a lot of chairs being moved, dishes being washed, glasses being stacked, etc. It was irritating when it happened at 5:00am when we were on vacation.Read All Balcony (8D) Reviews >>
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