Overall Impressions of Carnival Splendor, Aug 21-28, 2011: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by water-logged
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Overall Impressions of Carnival Splendor, Aug 21-28, 2011
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Other than that one thing, we both enjoyed our trip. The ship was clean, the food was very good, and the crew was exceptional. However, like other Carnival ships with huge atria, getting from one place to another was still a problem, especially when you had to change decks to get there. In addition, excessively-long waits for the elevators made "taking the stairs" More a much more frequent activity. I pity those folks who were not as mobile as us.
Even though there is a *lot* of pink used in the interior decor, its possible overuse did not bother us as much as it apparently does others.
One big recommendation is to take the 4-hour "Behind the Fun" tour of the ship on its last day at sea. If you've always wondered how everything comes together on a vessel that size, this tour is for you! And, at the end of it, you get to have your picture taken with the Captain who, incidentally, has just learned that he will become the Captain of Carnival's "Magic" when it begins sailing out of Galveston later this year. Less
Cabin review: 4B7298 Interior
Cabin 7298: the shower overflowed on to the bathroom floor every time we used it, regardless of how long we ran the water. I didn't mention this to the cabin stewards because the drains did not seem to be clogged; rather, I suspect it was a design flaw in the drainage system. One easy remedy might be to add an inch-or-so taller "lip" to the outside edge of the shower.Read All Interior (4B) Reviews >>
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