Wear the Long Johns!: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by lftrosebud
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Wear the Long Johns!
Destination: British Columbia
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Well hey we took jackets and long pants but were unprepared for the wet snowflakes that graced our faces in Astoria!
We got of the ship for about half an hour to go through the mini swap meet that local crafters had provided for us. Not very good weather for sure, but still needed to get off the rocking ship for a bit.
Victoria and British Colombia were a bit better with the weather but sight seeing was limited and prices were high. Someplaces refused to sell to us because we had American money. There for I put back most of the souveniers I was going to buy.
As far as the ship goes if you like pink, believe me you will be sick of it by the time you get off this More ship. pink everywhere! and red and how gross !
Nothing matched! nothing at all there were pink and silver polka dots with striped wallpaper of man different colors . Looked like someone went to a closeout sale and bought whatever was available and put it in there!
The food was eh ok. Some people were impressed with it I was not. The best place to eat on board the ship was the snadwich deli. The buffet was horrible and the dining room was only open for breakfast and dinner.
I must say though the staff was better this time than in previous cruises on Carnival. Kudos to most of the staff!
Our stateroom was spacious and comfy although the bed we had was like sleeping on a board it was so hard!
The noisey corridors were disheartening! Children running up and down the corriders screaming at 11:30 at night was most unacceptable. Security was called but did little or nothing to alleviate the problem. Nor did anyone do anything about the children in the casino area at midnight one night. Appalling that people would allow their children to do such things at these hours! We are not talking about rebellious teenager here we are talking about young children 3-8 years old!
Entertainment was eh ok. nothing great with the exception of the stand up comedian shows. they were great but not for the faint of heart! If you have been on a cruise before with this cruise lines you've seen the shows!
Disembarkation was a disaster! We were supposedly VIP's that were to congregate in the red carpet room and be escorted to the gangplank . Well we endend up playing cards with each other for 2 hours there while the crew tried to fix the gangplank which they said was not working. When we finally got our turn to leave the hsip it was almost after 10 am.( We were among the first ones off) we ended up walking down 3 flights of stairs amongst people dagging suitcases with them and other peoples feet. when we finally made it to the area where we were to pick up our suitcases a porter helped us to the curb by running ahead and dropping our suitcases att he closet curb he could find, grabbed a healthy tip for us and left without a thank you or anything!
there we stood with suitcases on curb waiting for our car to be had from the parking lot ( this took another hour) FYI $15.00 a day parking!
Finally a bit after 11 am we were able to get on the road. I never have seen such a mess with disembarkation as this was! This cruise was a last chance Carnival cruise for us but they failed to redeem themselves in our eyes so off we go to find a different cruise lines. This one has had all they shall have of us.