Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by mj6743: Carnival Splendor - Mexican Riviera
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Carnival Splendor - Mexican Riviera
Embarkation in Long Beach was ok. We weren't sure why we had to stand in no less than 4 different lines to board the ship, but we did, all but 1 line being outside. Once we finally got into the building we noticed that there was the usual windows for checking in, not sure why they weren't being used.
The Splendor is laid out identical to the Liberty, which we sailed on last year and really enjoyed. That was the plus, that and we liked our balcony room.
Now the minus's: the food in the MDR was ok the 1st night we ate in it, the 2nd night we ate in the MDR, it took quite a while to get our food. When we finally got our meals, I noticed something missing from mine. I had ordered the grilled chicken served over angel hair pasta in a mushroom cream sauce. Mine came minus the chicken. I was never able to get anyone's attention to get it corrected so we ate what we had and left.
The food on the buffet line was ok, nothing that caused me to stack up food on my plate like so More many other people were doing. We were able to hit the Deli once, the Rotisserie once and the pizza grill several times, all serving good food.
Entertainment: We stopped in and watched the juggler/magician, he was entertaining. We saw 2 comedians and they were pretty good. We watched 1 of the shows featuring the dancers, also not bad.
We would have liked to sit and listen to the musicians entertaining around the ship but they played so loudly that few people stopped, most just kept moving.
As far as onboard activities: not much to speak of. Yes they had the usuals, and one night they had a Mardi Gras party on the lido deck, but other than that, nothing. No "Bon Voyage sail away party, no pool parties on the lido deck on sea days. No deck competion, (the Liberty had a contest with the decks split into 3 teams, where each team would hit all the spots around the ship and perform dances, gathering items to come in first).
Overall a dissapointng cruise. We were actually glad it was over. Less
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