Carnival Splendor - Mex Riv: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by kjsmama
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Carnival Splendor - Mex Riv
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
We went to most of the nightly shows and we gave the entertainers an A+ for effort, but they were really a motley crew and just didn't have it together to be considered great.
Our room steward did an excellent job cleaning our room, but usually we get to know our room steward and see him and chat, this guy was always quick and efficient, so much so that we never saw him, we would leave and he would be in and out so fast we never caught up with him to thank him.
I wonder if service has plummeted due to the fact that the tips are now tacked onto the room charge? I wonder if the cruise lines are even giving all the tips to those working for them? If we do decide to sail on Carnival again, next time I would have them remove the tips from our room tab and pay those who deserved them, I think this prepaid tip thing is really not helping motivate the crew. I believe in tipping well, it's not about stiffing the crew, just the opposite, I think the crew is getting stiffed by the cruise line. Less
Cabin review: 8p1841
Our cabin 1841 was a super location, we had a balcony and were just one floor down from the lido diner. The only drawback was, we heard ALL the ships announcements every few hours, it woke us up from naps, kept us from sleeping in. This could have been alleviated by making fewer announcements.