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Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
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Great Ship. Great Cruise. Great time!
"This was our 10th Carnival cruise out of 14 total. The others being with RCL, Princess, Celebrity and Costa. Cruising since our mid twenties and we live in Florida! After reading a lot of negative reviews on..."Read More
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Calibra17

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Age 40s

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A NEW YEAR'S CRUISE IS A MUST!

Review for Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

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CARNIVALCRUISE3

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I had always wanted to sail on New Year's, but always found the cruises to be too expensive at this time. Instead for the past two years, I have sailed the week before Christmas which is a lot less expensive than when I usually sail in the summer. This year I decided that I was going to do a New Year's cruise just to try it out. I kept checking the prices for the Vista which is their newest ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

15 Helpful Votes


Post Christmas Cruise

Review for Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

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Greenkaz516

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Five of us went on the Splendor the day after Christmas. We had a great time! We jet skied on the private island which was just beautiful!. We enjoyed the ports but especially loved the beach at Turks & Caicos. Nassau was not as pretty but still had fun shopping at the straw market The specialty steak house restaurant was very good! The staff were polite and courteous I ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony


17th Carnival Cruise May Be the Last

Review for Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

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FireWeather

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 19th cruise and 17th with Carnival. We have cruised two other cruise lines and always enjoyed Carnival much more than the others. The last couple cruises we were surprised to see some changes that involved the removal of things that we liked about Carnival and unfortunately we saw more of the same on this cruise. We are loyal platinum members and are really starting to wonder if ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony

12 Helpful Votes


Fun entertainment, but not the ship.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Eastern

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mejoy222

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Needed a cruise that left after Christmas and this fit the bill and was longer than other companies offered. The ship looks like it needs an update. The decorations are outdated and very pink, seats are cracked and it needs a facelift. Not much to do on the ship in terms of activities. Two waterslides and mini golf did not hold my children's attention (ages 10, 12) and they did not want to go ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Porthole

1 Helpful Vote


The pluses and minuses of lower priced cruising.

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Angry Sven

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this trip because it fit into our schedule and for no other reason. It was a premium week and the prices were jacked up as it is everywhere. Having traveled on Carnival before we had some idea of what to expect. Nothing high end, but clean and most of the employees are very hard workers. The designers were extravagantly awful. Terrible colors and lots of odd choices. It looked like ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

2 Helpful Votes


Pink circles with zebra stripes!

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bob11123

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Took a bit to get over the decor. Not pretty. The ship is nice, the cabin was more than adequate. Inside, deck 1. The entertainment was not good at all. The shows although they had good themes and possibilities, the singers with the exception of one girl... were awful. They tortured songs from the 50's to the 90's. The cruise director MarQ was absolutely by far the best Cruise ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

5 Helpful Votes


Couldn't Be Better

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josebetzy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 17th cruise. We (my wife and I only on this trip) drove to Miami from Orlando. Left our car with our daughter, which made it easy overall. Took an Uber to the port. This was our first to the Miami ports. Boarding was incredibly fast. From the time we handed our luggage outside to getting to the Lido deck, it took about 12 minutes. We had read reviews about the color schemes of the ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

25 Helpful Votes


Average for a couple of reasons.....

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sirrider

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We selected this cruise because we got a fabulous rate, no one was going to be home for Christmas, and Carnival has been my cruise line of choice for a variety of reasons. The ship is showing the need for some renovation, but it's in generally fine shape. The food is always enjoyable (I'm always amazed by people who complain about cruise food--how do they really eat at home? Who serves them? ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Had its ups and downs

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martial arts

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We just got off the Carnival Splendor today, and have what I would call a mixed review. First, the cruise director, MarQ, was excellent. He had a high level of enthusiasm and was an excellent speaker. He is funny, and did a great job entertaining the passengers. Second, the ports were excellent. We stopped in Nassau, Antigua, St. Kitts, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Third, the ship was very kid ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Teens had fun, but ship is dirty/old and food wasn't great

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Idealist77

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The cruise director was great. Food wasn't good, and there were very limited options. If you're happy with hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza, then you'll like this cruise. Entertainment was average at best. We had great ports and fantastic weather, so overall we enjoyed our time. Loved Antigua and Grand Turk. But onboard things could have been better. You have to walk past the casino to get to the ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


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