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Carnival Splendor for Families

Carnival Splendor
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  • Sails out of NYC to the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas
  • An original -- only ship in its class
  • Pool deck has retractable roof and hot tubs with views
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Carnival Splendor for Families

Editor Rating
Families
5.0
It's difficult to imagine how Splendor's programming for kids and teens could get much better.

Camp Carnival, for ages 2 to 11, is a 5,500-square-foot playroom on Deck 10 that has an arts and crafts component, a plasma movie screen and video and board games. Just above the playroom, connected by a private, secured stairway, is a fun-filled water-spray park. Age groups for supervised activities are 2 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. Specialty programs include H2Ocean, a science-based program that involves hands-on projects; SeaNotes, which introduces kids to different musical instruments and genres; and ExerSeas, a recreational fitness program. Note: Unlike many other lines, Carnival does not require that children be potty trained.

Circle "C," catering to ages 12 to 14, is a club on Deck 4 that features gaming consoles, late-night movies and a state-of-the-art sound system. Activities include dance classes with one of Splendor's professional dancers, swimming parties, karaoke, a Guitar Hero face-off and a Wii Sports showdown.

With its hip decor, Club O2, a lounge serving 15- to 17-year-olds on Deck 5, could easily be mistaken for an adult lounge. Activities include dance classes, smoothie tastings, teens-only parties with professional D.J.'s, and Ping-Pong and three-on-three basketball tournaments.

Splendor does offer babysitting services -- infants and older -- in the Camp Carnival playroom from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. and during specified hours on port days. The cost: $6 per hour for the first child and $4 for each additional child in the same party. In-cabin babysitting is not provided.

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Carnival Splendor Ratings

Editor Rating 4.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
3.8
Public Rooms
4.0
4.1
Cabins
3.0
4.4
Entertainment
4.0
3.7
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.0
Family & Children
5.0
3.2
Shore Excursions
2.0
3.8
Enrichment
1.0
3.2
Service
3.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.1

Sailing From

Miami New York (Manhattan) Norfolk

Cruises To

Bahamas Bermuda Canada & New England Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Southern Caribbean - Western

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Ship Stats
Crew:
1,160
Launched:
2008
Decks:
14
Tonnage:
113,300
Passengers:
3,006
Registry:
Panama
CDC Score:
100
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