Love you Carnival Splendor and crew!: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by LeeO
Overall Member Rating
Love you Carnival Splendor and crew!
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Weather was great and seas mostly calm for our 7 day adventure, had a bit of ocean slop as we powered back on Sunday 3-28 doing 21 knots, but stabilizers are good and was barely noticeable. Except in the Theralossopy pool which exhibited a bit of slosh! Not dangerous, just fun. For us our over all experience was a 8 or 9 out of 10 as compared to 3 other cruise lines. Most areas of the ship were a solid 10; some the Thera suite and serenity area a 14-15! As a firm hater of cigarette smoke walking through the casino and past cigar bar was a bummer, but there are ways around those areas once you get the "lay of the ship". not always convenient, but better then the stench. Happy cruising, she (Splendor) was well worthwhile for us! In Puerto Vallarta I'd booked directly on line with Chicosdiveshop.com for a Los Arcos 4 hour snorkel trip(10AM-2PM) which was the highlight for us of our port stops at a very good price which included a quite fresh and tasty ham/cheese and tomato sandwich plus water and soft drinks and 2 or 3 kinds of beer available, this was the deal of all deals. Fish were plentiful and beautiful and we were never rushed for this wonderful trip. Several saw manta rays, but not me, darn! Upon return to their dive shop right on the Malecon we walked a bit and enjoyed the sculptures and a some shopping before returning to the ship in time for our 6PM seating and the local mariachi band which strolled through the Black Pearl. I was so disappointed as missed the 9PM Spectacular theater Marichi presentation as we all fell asleep watching March madness in our cabin after dinner! One night in the Spectacular theater was a very funny flown in comic who'd previously appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and an amazing electric fiddle & guitar player flown in from Las Vegas who was as handsome as talented! VERY on all counts! I'd name them ( performers) except we just flew to Portland, Oregon from Long Beach yesterday and unpacking with my saved daily Carnival times is not yet complete.
Our cabin location #1115 was truly lovely and very quiet and convenient to the Lido deck activities we joined in! Most action and Spring break noise and mayhem was aft Lido deck. The spa cabins are well worth the up charge as the included spa amenities must be experienced not described, the Thera pool followed by the 3 warming rooms with lovely music and oh so calming vibe was simply transporting. Loved being able to step out on my private balcony and enjoy that before dinner glass of wine or morning cup of tea Less
Cabin review: 8S1115 Cloud 9 Spa Balcony
Cabin 1115 Ultra quiet and would be more then adequate storage for 2 a little challenged with our 3, but we managed fine Non smoking floor was wonderful and access to spa & fitness areas fabulous. no excessive sway despite being so high on the ship Thank you Carnival for an AMAZING TIME!Read All Cloud 9 Spa Balcony (8S) Reviews >>