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Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America
Cruiser Rating
3.4
Average
19 reviews
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What I expected with some added negatives
"We did all three legs of this cruise because of the itinerary and the reasonable cost. We felt that it was an opportunity not to be missed and were also attracted to the fact that we would be embarking and..."Read More
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ehogan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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1-10 of 19 Carnival Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America


Terrible Ship and Terrible Food

Review for Carnival Pride to South America

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ganthony103

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The food was terrible. The dining room food was cold, improperly cooked, or simply tasted terrible. I apologized to the people at the table for telling the to try frog legs when they came out in a grease filled dish falling apart with no flavor. I told them the chef had no idea what frog legs or did not care. I would have been ashamed to have called that my kitchen. Then there was having to stuff ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Great value on the Carnival Splendor!

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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LZorroTheFox

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We were attracted to this cruise by both the price and the itinerary. We had never taken a cruise down the West coast of South America, and this seemed like a a great opportunity. Although the ship was going all the way to New York from Long Beach (48 days) we had only the time to go to Santiago Chile (17 days). We were a little hesitant about taking the Splendor because of its history (caught ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Ilulissat


Carnival Splendor - South America - Issues

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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delds

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Took the 48 day (3 back to back legs) around south America starting in Long beach California on February 3 and ending in New York City on March 2. (my points may be out of order as they happened on the cruise) First it started off in Long Beach, almost 4 hours late leaving port, inefficiency to the extreme handling the flow of people, there was also confusion as they did not seem to know how ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior


South American Splendor

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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Ocean Dancer

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We flew non-stop across "our" beautiful country two days before we set sail to have breathing room in case of bad weather, delays, etc. Nothing was going to hamper this once in a life time adventure. We flew South West and saved a fortune on luggage fees. Packing for almost two months for several different climates was a challenge, and layering your clothes was the key. I find that I did over ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Ocean View

6 Helpful Votes


What I expected with some added negatives

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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ehogan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We did all three legs of this cruise because of the itinerary and the reasonable cost. We felt that it was an opportunity not to be missed and were also attracted to the fact that we would be embarking and disembarking at U.S. ports. I think everyone goes into a cruise with expectations in line with their own preferences and therefore all reviews are very subjective. The cruise was pretty ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)

29 Helpful Votes


Another bucklist check

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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wack001

10+ Cruises

My 27th cruise and the 6th on a Carnival ship: My group comprised 7 adults: 3 married couples (55-62 yrs) and an active single 60+ lady. I selected this ship because I loved the itinerary and it was a trip I have always wanted to do. Embarkation: I was boarding (in Valparaiso) on the second leg of a 40+ day voyage so it ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Interior

10 Helpful Votes


Very disappointing

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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dasreiseteam

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We arrived at the pier in Long Beach at 12.00 pm. The private shuttle driver was told to unload our luggage in an area in the back where the only person in charge asked for a tip to take care of it. At 12.10 pm we stood in line, 2 hours in the full sun, 1 hour and 20 minutes in the shade. There was nobody in sight to give an explanation, no water was offered and no seats were available for some of ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Carnival Splendor Chaos

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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cruiselover55555

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have taken 76 cruises and have never been on a bad one, some are better than others of course. This one was pretty bad from start to finish. I booked this one for the itinerary, Long Beach to Buenos Aires, two legs of a trip ( 31 days) where the third leg took passengers from Buenos Aires to New York. It took nearly 5 hours to board in Long Beach with no chairs anywhere for a generally older ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

24 Helpful Votes


Our First South America Cruise

Review for Carnival Splendor to South America

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dlstravels

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Ports we visited where great. The Splendor was run by a bunch of kids that really didn't seem to know what they were doing. We departed Los Angeles over four hours late after waiting in line for hours. Of course they say how sorry they are but that is all they say and they said it a lot on this cruise. Now let me make it clear I am talking about the Customer Service people and Excursion ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


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