299 Carnival Splendor Caribbean - Eastern Cruise Reviews

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 ... Read More
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 ship, and I have sailed on it twice, but it was too expensive. When I finally decided to book it two weeks before sailing, everything was sold out. I found the last cabin available aboard the Splendor which was an ocean view, and being older than the Vista, it was a lot less expensive. Having sailed the week before Christmas the past two years, I was hoping that the ship was still beautifully decorated, and to my surprise it was. They took down all of the Christmas decorations the last day at sea. I usually sail with my nephew and mom, but they couldn't make it so I went by myself. I drove to The Port of Miami since I live 30 minutes away. Embarkation was a breeze. The ocean view cabin was beautiful and so spacious. I then went to lido to have lunch, and they were giving out free champagne and there was a big champagne float in the pool. The first night, I ate on lido. I have been falling asleep before 10pm lately on all of my cruises so at 9:30 pm, I took a nap until 11pm so that I could be awake for the New Year's party. It was unbelievable, so crowded, and so much fun. This was the first night aboard the ship and also happened to be formal night. The next day was a day at Princess Cays. It was a very relaxing day by the beach. Our next Port of Call was Grand Turk. It was nice and breezy and not too much sun. I always go to the MargaritaVile pool, but decided to lay out by the beach this time. The water was too cold for me, but I enjoyed the amazing weather. Then it was off to San Juan Puerto Rico the next day. This port is always absolutely beautiful. There wasn't visible damage at the tourist area from Hurricane Irma. The last port of call was Amber Cove. I was so excited because I had never been to this port. It poured all day, and the weather got worse as the day went by. Many people stayed on the ship, but I got off for two hours around the port area and shops. Carnival was selling ponchos for $3 because the rain was super heavy. Most tours were cancelled. My coworker was aboard the Vista, and they went the day after. The weather was perfect for them. The entertainment, service, and food were top notch. This was my second time aboard this ship. MarQ Anthony is a brilliant cruise director. He is so much like Matt Mitcham. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 Carnival's direction is away from the things we have enjoyed so much over the last decade. We have an NCL cruise booked in March and if it goes really well this may have been our last Carnival cruise ever. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and rented a car before and after the cruise. We rented with AVIS before and Budget after and the rates were very reasonable. We dropped off the car at the downtown Miami locations on SE 2nd St and picked it up in the same location with dropoff at FLL. There are shuttles from the car rental to the port but they are VERY busy - so we just took a $12 cab ride back and forth to the port to save time. Embarkation was AMAZING. We showed up and pretty well walked onto the boat. We were on the ship by 11 am and didn't get to the port until 10:30 am. The new method of just showing a boarding pass and walking onto the ship worked really well. Our room key was waiting for us at our door. Our luggage (and it appeared most other people's luggage) was all on the boat well before 3 pm. The most efficient I have seen in all my years. Since it was New Year's Eve there was plenty of champagne flowing! We had a fantastic deck party that night. A perfect way to ring in the New Year. The Splendor is very Pink but not too overwhelming. We travelled as a group of 6 and enjoyed the decor. There was always staff cleaning on the stairwells at all times of day - something we see on Carnival all the time but not so much other cruise lines. The layout is a little strange and different from all other Carnival ships. The pool area is very small thanks to a cathedral type setup with multiple layers of decks hovering over the pool. The middle Lido deck pool has a retractable roof but space is small and busy if bad weather hits. The theatre is very nice as is the atrium. The casino is very smokey and the smoke trickles into the Atrium and can be overwhelming. To get back and forth across the boat you need to take deck 5 where the casino is and the smoke is unbearable at times. There is a sports bar and library off the main atrium but seldomly used. In the aft of the boat is the assigned seating dining room that is also used for breakfast and brunch. Also in the aft is the comedy club and buffet on Deck 9. The buffet has a BBQ pit area up the stairs that serves some great BBQ food. The was a Tandoor restaurant at the back of the boat that had the best food every day. There are a pool and two hot tubs on the back of the ship, on Deck 9. These areas used to be adult only but for some reason is now open to children. The serenity deck at the front of the ship on Deck 12 is children only but has no hot tubs or pools and is a long way from any relief and very little shade. We the middle pool, kids club and another waterpark at the top of the ship I'm not sure why Carnival decided to remove the adults only pool area at the back of this ship and others in the fleet. A big loss for us and others we spoke to on this cruise. There is a Taster Bar on Deck 5 but it was NEVER open the entire cruise. This is one of our favourite Carnival features and was shocked to see it NEVER open. We would often come by the Taster Bar on other ships for a nibble before dinner with a drink and some music/dancing at the nearest band. So sad to see this closed with no explanation. Not sure if this is happening fleetwide. My wife and I went for a massage. It was amazing and we paid $109 each for a 75-minute treatment that involved a facial and full body massage. I was super happy to not be harassed by the masseuse to by products after the treatments! On other Carnival cruises, we did massages for a substantial price, only to be pitched to spend even more on products we 'need' in the masseuse's opinion. Nice to see a relaxing experience that ended well. We only had one excursion booked and it was cancelled. Our ports were Princess Cayes, Grand Turk, San Juan and Amber Cove. At Princess Caye, we tendered to a little port that had beach chairs and a sandy beach. The water was cool and there was a decent amount of rock under the water. The water itself was disgusting with floating debris including band-aids, cigarettes, straws, etc. Too bad cause it was a nice beach. If doing it again we would have turned right instead of left off the tender to go to a quieter beach. There was a free lunch offered on the beach by Carnival with plenty of food options like you would find on the ship. This was our third trip to Grand Turk and was shocked at how different it was because of the Hurricane earlier this year. The old beach with chairs spread around under palm trees we now a sea of chairs with umbrellas with a few palm trees to the rear held up by two-by-fours. The beach was still nice but there were a lot of chairs and umbrellas that were now being rented by locals at the water's edge. This was never the case before and ruined what used to be a tropical oasis. You could see many trees in the distance that were stripped of their leaves. The Margaritaville seemed different and doesn't have the all-inclusive drink/eat option anymore. We made our fourth trip to San Juan. Old San Juan was just as we remembered. The weather was great and we spent the day exploring the city. Our last stop was Amber Cove. The rain pounded down all day. We couldn't even get off the boat. It looked like the beaches were beautiful and quiet with scenery that looked right of Jurassic Park all around the cove. A real shame that we didn't get to enjoy a great stop. We hope to get back here again! We ate in the dining room for all dinners and breakfast. The menu is new for the last couple cruises. I'm not a big fan of seafood and red meat and found the changes now really restrict my choices. We had a child with a peanut allergy with us and we had to be on guard all the time. In past cruises, the waiter would come up to her each meal and point out what items were not free but this didn't happen even after we spoke to them about the allergy. This is a little thing but very important for us to avoid a potentially deadly situation. They have finally stopped doing the 'apple bottom jeans' dance but did the other usual ones. We were unhappy with the overall Entertainment and 'fun squad'. Carnival continues to try and market the Cruise Director and team as 'celebrities'. The Welcome Aboard party was extremely amateurish with tacky towel animal videos that reminded me of something someone would do for a high-school project. The cruise director really did think he was the reason we were at the shows - not realizing we came to see the actual entertainers. The grand big shows with dancing girls and quality singers are gone. There are 6-8 singers/dancers now that struggle to do either one well. Most shows had obvious off-tune moments. The theatre shows were always a highlight of our cruises but the impression we have now is that head office just lets the cruise director do what they want - making it all very immature and downright embarrassing to sit through. Thank goodness there is still comedy because high school variety shows are not to the standard of what we have come to expect and falls well short of other cruise lines. The musicians that played throughout the ship were really good and saved the night sometimes after a bad show. Too bad some of the best acts were stuck at the smokey casino stage. I feel bad for the entertainers having to suck in the second-hand smoke all night and not being able to have even more people around to listen and dance. Disembarkation was seamless and we were off the boat by 9 am - and we took our time. Overall we enjoyed the cruise but the loss in quality for entertainment, the loss of the Taste Bar and the lack of adults only pool is really cutting into the perks that we have come to enjoy with Carnival. Carnival used to kill NCL on entertainment and atmosphere but with the changes that gap is closing. The crazy drink package price on Carnival and NCL offering it as a perk on many cruises for free could be the deciding factor. We are looking closely at jumping ship to NCL and leaving our Platinum status behind. Very sad because Carnival has given us so many amazing memories. :( Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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. ... Read More
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 to camp since we were traveling with extended family. Cruise director, MarQ was excellent - maybe the best that we've experienced on 9 cruises with varying companies. The music was good - more appropriate for the age of the crowd - there was an 80's show, trivia, 90's music and some 70's. Dance party on the deck was lively. Food was good but service only eh. Room size was great for a family of 4 and more spacious than most other ships. Needed more activities to do during the day since the ports were shorter days or people didn't get off. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 we had fried eggs above our dining table. The food is plentiful but not very good (we also expected that). Breakfast is your best bet. The entertainers were high energy and overall pretty good. The cabin was OK, nice balcony. Our dining staff was less attentive than some but still OK. Our biggest issues were around excursions. Our first was scheduled for 10:15 and we were told to meet in a specific dining room to wait for our tender. We arrived early and sat for more than 30 minutes before we were told to get on the boat. We arrived and went straight to the information center only to be told that our tour had left half an hour earlier! We were eventually reimbursed but we still had our plans ruined and on 2 occasions we were told that this must have been our fault. To make matters worse, this was on Half Moon Cay, an island leased by Carnival, and every step of the plan was done by them!! Our next excursion was to Blue Lagoon Island in the Bahamas. We spent a time with sea lions which was pretty cool but were then told that we were not going to be able to get back to the boat for about 3 hours. There was nothing more that we wanted to do there and this was again poor planning (or perhaps just manipulative planning as we had to stay for lunch (a less than quality buffet for 20 dollars per person). Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 would suggest buying the faster to the fun pass as we got priority boarding Getting back on the ship at each port was a breeze we did not have to wait on the long lines We used the spa which was very relaxing ! We took a hop on hop off bus tour in Miami after disembarking because our flight home was not until later in the day. This was so much fun and our tour guide Byron was sofunny and knowledgeable. Great way to end our cruise. We were able to book it right at the pier and saved $$ by doing it this way. All in all a great time! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
For first time cruisers , the itinerary was 3 stops we had not encountered previously . Snorkeling in Turks/Caicos 2 days after Christmas made the trip for me . My own fault I didn’t book an island tour of Half moon cay in advance , but ... Read More
For first time cruisers , the itinerary was 3 stops we had not encountered previously . Snorkeling in Turks/Caicos 2 days after Christmas made the trip for me . My own fault I didn’t book an island tour of Half moon cay in advance , but the island has plenty of beach and a hike up the coast shows off crabs and sea urchins . Nassau , well , is Nassau and we did take a tour of Nassau proper and Atlantis . Cabins are small , but if you spend your time in the cabin , don’t cruise . There’s enough bars and pools on board to keep shipboard days full. The splendor made its final and last stop ever in Nassau . Those unique horn blasts we heard were the ships’ way of saying goodbye. I could do this cruise again a few times . Have fun all you who chose the Carnival Splendor . Ask for Vidosh at the liner bar , level 9 by the Carnival Deli Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 teen area, which is very smokey and not ventilated well. There wasn't much up-selling which was nice. But there also wasn't much to do on the ship. The service was good overall. We had one complaint and it was dealt with professionally and quickly. That said, you get what you pay for, since this cruise is less expensive compared to some of the newer and bigger ships. Again, our teenagers really enjoyed themselves, and we're already looking for another cruise for next Christmas. It just won't be on the Splendor. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 friendly, and there was lots to do for all age groups. There were, however, some issues with the cruise. First, the food was average. The buffets were pretty much identical every day, there was no sushi at all, and if you like Italian food, the pastas (which were very rare) were not good. Second, the housekeeping was only average as well. When we checked into our "finished" cabin, the toilet was so dirty inside that it looked like it was a month before it was cleaned. Our bathroom in our cabin also wreaked everyday of what smelled like sewage, and it never went away. Third, although there were some excellent bartenders, some of the staff were extremely rude. On many occassions, they would act like working is the last thing in the world they wanted to do, and wouldn't say a single word to you when you ask them for a beverage and thank them for getting it. Fourth, the shows were very weak. Having been on other cruises where the evening shows would sometimes parallel what you'd see in Las Vegas, on this cruise, the enterntainment was similar to what you'd see in a high school play, and the singers were average. In fact, one of the best singers was a read bearded guy who sang in the Atrium. A few nights into the cruise this same guy was so drunk (when he was supposed to be singing by the Casino) and he kept saying out loud how much he hated his life. Not a great representation of the Carnival Splendor. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We loved the splendor, pink donuts and all. The spa was fantastic--huge and lots of great thermal rooms plus a thalassotherapy pool. There was a sauna and steam in the locker rooms for everyone, near the machines. There were 2 ... Read More
We loved the splendor, pink donuts and all. The spa was fantastic--huge and lots of great thermal rooms plus a thalassotherapy pool. There was a sauna and steam in the locker rooms for everyone, near the machines. There were 2 relaxation rooms, one upstairs. There were 2 additional steam rooms, and 2 other rooms with warm chairs. The aromatherapy steam room had a button to press where cool water would come down. Cruise Carnival Splendor 1038. Noise from the weight machine starting at about 7:15 am, and at some other points during the day. Great location otherwise. Private elevator and secret outside area just down the hallway was great too. Antigua. We went to Galleon beach/Freeman’s Bay/English Harbour and hired a driver for $120 for about 3.5 hours, who waited with us. It was about a 45 minute drive each way. They wouldn’t let the driver into the resort, but there is an entrance to the public beach just before that entrance. Very calm waters and we saw a turtle in the sea grass. Can go in just by the anchor, or walk further to the rocks area all the way to the left of the beach (facing the water) and go in there where there are plenty of fish. We never did find the shipwreck that is in the middle of the bay off the secluded area further along. Great for us. St. Kitts. Shipwreck beach bar at South Friars beach. Sharing a cab with others was $4 a person. Monkeys are fed at 10am. Right in front, you have a swimming area on your left and a snorkeling area on the right where there is a natural reef. There are sea urchins in the water. You can enter by the booey by the swimming area to avoid the urchin area. The current takes you along the reef and you can go back in wherever, but be careful of the urchins. It was not so easy to get out at times, and swimming back towards the booey is another option. Ok for us. San Juan. We walked to El Morro. Mon Cheri is in the drugstores. Grand Turk. Great beach snorkeling right by the cruise ship port and there are free lounge chairs there. Go out by the ropes and you’ll see plenty of fish. Ray’s Conch and Reef was very nice, but the first 2 stops were quite wavy. The sting ray area was very calm and good for us. Also went to the Nasa exhibit right near the port—well worth it and we’ll go back. Free beach or the rays are the best for us. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We decided to do this as a Christmas cruise with my parents as well as to celebrate their anniversary and my mom's birthday. This was my 8th cruise with Carnival so I kind of know what to expect in terms of how things go. I was ... Read More
We decided to do this as a Christmas cruise with my parents as well as to celebrate their anniversary and my mom's birthday. This was my 8th cruise with Carnival so I kind of know what to expect in terms of how things go. I was pleasantly surprised by the embarkation process. They now put your room keys in your mailbox on the ship so there were no lines and simply needed to flash our boarding pass and Since this was a "Journeys" cruise, we were expecting more in terms of exposing us to the different foods and cultures of the islands/ports we would be visiting, as advertised. We sort of got that, but let me just say, the food in the dining room for dinner was horrid just about every night. The most exciting part of dinner..dessert was an even bigger disaster every night. If you saw the pie crust they used for their pie of the day every night, you would weep in sorrow. It was like the pie filling sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard. I kid you not. The cafeteria (lido deck) at lunch time would be your best bet for food and I would always enjoy their BBQ upstairs. Desserts in lido were also way better than in the dining room. Breakfast in the dining room was a plus actually. They offered things like avocado toast and broken egg sandwiches Seaday Brunch was not a highlight, however, as these items weren't on that menu and I'd usually go with the steak and eggs but they almost always overcooked my fried eggs! But I will note, I never starved on the ship or anything, but the food almost always left something to be desired, especially dinner in the dining room. I believe quality has diminished because I do not recall it being this lackluster in all of my other Carnival cruises. The worst part was the entertainment. I agree with another review here that said it reminded them of a high school production. I mean, the singing and dancing was very sub-par. I don't know what happened! There also was only one variety act in the entire cruise and my last cruise I went on in 2016, we only had to endure something like two of the Carnival dancers productions and the rest was variety acts like jugglers, magicians, etc. That was enjoyable! I went to one comedy show and he was okay. Overall, there was a serious decline in the quality of the entertainment overall was not good. We actually found ourselves heading back to our room and watching movies on TV after dinner most nights and on seadays..well, there wasn't much to do other than the Academy of Fun sessions. Not a lot going on that didn't require you to spend more money. Way too much BINGO lol Anyway, I have to say, after this cruise, we are thinking of trying a more "upscale" cruise line. I'm just disappointed that it seems quality has diminished from Carnival and it wasn't like we're talking the best of the best of cruise lines either. They didn't have too far to go to be at the bottom and well, now, they are getting closer to that. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 Director we have ever encountered. 40+ cruises. He really made the cruise so much fun, and all the entertainment in the atrium was just a blast. The ship is nice overall, even though it is need of a good overhaul... decor and furniture. The dining room was nice, but I was somewhat surprised that they stopped using tablecloths except for gala nights. The wait staff was great and the food was good and serving sizes were adequate. Most of the ports we went to were still recovering from the hurricanes, but a couple of the beaches we went to were stunning. St Kitts by far is the cleanest most beautiful island in the Caribbean these days. Would I go again. Absolutely. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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? Who cleans up after them?) We do miss the table cloths on nights which are cruise casual. They helped you feel you weren't eating at a Denny's; that you were having a special time. We appreciated the maître d' accommodating our request to be seated at a table of eight in the middle of the action. We had a delightful table of fellow cruisers. Our major disappointment was the quality of the shows. In fact, we never stayed through any of them. We've become accustomed to fine performances of singing and dancing, and that didn't occur. We were not the only ones who held this opinion. There were minor hiccups, such as no soap in the room, and strawberries well past their prime in the treat for platinum cruisers, but nothing else of major concern. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Splendor to other cruisers--just don't expect Las Vegas to show up in the theater some night. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
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 ... Read More
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 ship, but we found the shade of rose to be a beautifully stark and deep shade that gave an interesting feeling of fantasy, happiness, and fun. Our cabin was 8449. Excellent location and our steward was excellent. Always clean, smelled great and no problems with anything in the room. The LCD TV was only 19" but great. Dining was one of the surprises as the quality and presentation of the food was a 10. Even the coffee was so much better (the regular). We selected Your Time DIning. Just an excellent experience. Food was very good and service a 10. Entertainment and activities were good, enjoyable. Since we are not a fan of the Casino we attended all the shows. The Punchliner at the Morrocco lounge was very good. Most of it was for over the 18 crowd, it was very good and funny. The overall service was excellent. Guest services were helpful and very nice. Getting on and off at the ports was great. Security was quick and very friendly. We did not use the pools but did use the Whirlpools and they were fabulous. On this ship they are somewhat hidden and that made for them to be free most of the time. We did not go on any shore excursions. In Puerto Rico, despite the island being 50% without electricity the Old San Juan area was lit and clean. Leaving the ship was absolutely the best we have experienced from all other cruise lines at other ports. Here if you have nothing to declare you did not have to fill out the customes questionnaire. One NOTE* when you go to find your luggage look on the monitors to find your number and the Letter (there are A B and C) on the screen to see which carousel yours might be on. Overall this cruise was exceptional. The decor was great, in good taste, sophisticated and all areas very clean. Lido deck is on 9. Lobby and main gathering area is on 3. The Deli closes at 11pm (on deck 9). Pizza is always open. Movies were good at the big outdoor screen. Would we go again.....definetly. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Choose this because of original itinerary . Eastern Caribbean - St Thomas, San Juan, Amber Cove and Grand Turk. Because of hurricanes Ended up with more of a Bahamas cruise- Nassau, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and was to be Half Moon Cay but ... Read More
Choose this because of original itinerary . Eastern Caribbean - St Thomas, San Juan, Amber Cove and Grand Turk. Because of hurricanes Ended up with more of a Bahamas cruise- Nassau, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and was to be Half Moon Cay but that was changed to Freeport. Excursion for Freeport was a hop on hop off 4 stop tour. On a no window bus. 1 st stop was a tour of Perfume factory but it was closed on the weekends, 2 new stop Rand Nature Center- with a 3 dollar entry fee - was nothing more than a walk through the bush and a caged peacock, and 2 caged snakes. 3 Rd stop was to be a private beach with $10 entry. Was raining at this point so bus agreed not to go there. Last stop was a shopping area but it was pouring rain so we all waited for a windowed bus and returned to ship. It was a last minute added excursion as this port was added the day before. Wouldn't recommend Ship wasn't bad but we found there are too many areas that to go from one area to another on the same floor. You had to go down a floor or two then walk part of floor then go back up. Pools etc. Everyone says that on embarkment day grab lunch and go to pool while waiting for rooms to open (1:30). Pool was empty of water. This occurred many times during the week. Closed for activities in lido deck or empty. Water slide was only open a couple times all week. Entertainment. If you like trivia there is lots of that, if you like production type show not this one. Lacked a variety Service was great. But room steward only came in once a day. Traveling with someone who Had child in room so instead of bringing down Pullman bed he made up the couch and were left with no use of couch all week. On embarkment day notice an item from previous cruiser on floor and didn't feel like floor had been vacuumed (small rocks in carpet). Left the item where it was and on 3 Rd day steward put it on my counter. Wasn't mine. Food- lacked originality. Same items over and over. Caribbean theme in buffet 2 days in row. Dessert. Bread pudding cake, next day apple cake, next day pineapple cake, peach cake. All the same just changed fruit. Vanilla panna Coda then chocolate panna coda etc. Only one selection for "diet" dessert not even sure it was sugar free. Cookies lacked taste. Chocolate chip and what we guessed was same dough just no chocolate chips Burger place only open 12-6. Buffet opens for supper at 6. No overlap. If you didn't like what was on buffet you couldn't go back to get burger. Could go to deli for sandwich or pizza. Embarkment was good but disembarkment was extremely slow. Need more organization to get lines flowing better. Hour and half in line. Have been on several cruises that have gone quicker. Sailed on Princess and Holland America before Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Late 2016 my husband, brother and I secretly booked a cruise for my mom's 70th birthday.. however that one was on the Fascination porting in Puerto Rico and sailing to St Martin, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Barbados.. The ... Read More
Late 2016 my husband, brother and I secretly booked a cruise for my mom's 70th birthday.. however that one was on the Fascination porting in Puerto Rico and sailing to St Martin, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Barbados.. The hurricanes this past season as everyone knows clobbered several Caribbean islands, some which we where slated to sail to.. Puerto Rico eventually got their port functioning again but a week later FEMA needed the Fascination and the cruise was officially cancelled. We quickly booked one on this ship mostly on itinerary, Lemons where made into lemonade as the new cruise was competitive in price to the old but the ship was larger and afforded us balcony rooms! My husband and I have been on 8 cruises, this is the second for my Mom and brother.. The embarkation was insanely fast, faster than past cruises where we had "faster to the fun" The decor is the usual over the top Farcas design, I can think of other carnival ships that where more garish than this one.. There was upholstery, etc, that was a bit worn but from what I understand the Splendor is slated to go into drydock soon. The cabin is the usual style of most of their fleet with the same pink, beige, orange, and red colors. Most carnival cabins I've experienced irregardless of location have been relatively spacious, this one was too. The beds on any of the ships have never had the world's greatest mattresses but this one was at least soft and fluffy! As usual everything about the ship, the cabin and all locations where immaculately clean.. Food was typical for a carnival ship. Buffet was the usual fried or casserole comfort stuff but also featured BBQ, Mongolian Grill, and Tandor. The Tandor was wonderful, BBQ ok, never tried the Mongolian. The MDR was better than average, none of the meals where bad, of course the steakhouse was delicious! With all the options I didn't mind this ship lacking the 2.0! The staff being top notch upped the food experience,they where fast and courteous. The ship seemed to have a good workplace environment, nobody seemed "beat down" or grumpy.. except ironically some of the patrons on vacation! We generally don't get into the shows, however on suggestion we saw a rock themed one (don't remember the name) It was excellent, especially love that they paired classic rock hits by the likes of Queen, Led Zeppelin and and Aerosmith with Steampunk costumes! The live music was a big plus too, Especially a band called "Free After Midnight" Playing many rock, R&B and Motown hits. I'm from St. Louis where live music, especially the blues, is everywhere.. The onboard entertainment was a nice reprieve from all the silly dj's in Miami! The activities where usual for most Carnival cruises.. bingo, trivia, cooking demos.. ice carving, hairy chest contest and drink mixing contest on sea days.. The patrons of course ham it up to the max! The service was awesome! As mentioned before this ship seemed to have a good workplace environment.. While on deck there where plenty of servers whereas on a couple other ships they seemed to be short handed.. There was only a time or two the MDR was slow but that was caused by a large influx of diners at one time, understandable. As far as ports and excursions this was a cruise of firsts.. First snorkel that turned into a rescue due to sudden currents, first cruise to have a skipped port and first cruise to have rain at a port. Nassau seems to be the default port for many cruises so Not too much to write home about it, been there 5 times.. This time we did the 2 reef snorkel. The scenery was wonderful with abundant fish, stingray and even a lobster! A shipwreck too! however suddenly myself, husband and several others couldn't swim back to the boat and where pulled into some big rough waves almost impossible for the best swimmer. The crew rescued all involved. At first I was furious at the crew for letting it happen but learned talking to some seafaring people it's a surprise event that can even take the saltiest dog off guard! The next stop was Amber Cove. My mom always loved horses and we had a couple growing up. Obviously we chose the beach horseback ride there. Best. Ever! Being a dressage/ polo facility the grounds where immaculate and stables well kept and clean. Riders where well suited to horses by height and weight. Myself being petite was paired to a little old Appaloosa named Durango.. he was a good boy! The trail was long and interesting winding through the jungle and onto the beach and back again, We couldn't go in the water because it was rough.. All good because I didn't want to repeat my Nassau experience! The third stop was Grand Turk I was crazy enough to snorkel again, reefs n rays.. However being that the tour was run by CHUKKA I had no worries.. My husband and I had signed up with them for the edge of reef snorkel a couple years ago, they are very professional and go great lengths to make sure all are well informed and safe. The reef wasn't bad, plenty of fish but it seems the hurricane took some of the lustre I remembered from last time. We then got back on the boat and journeyed to a small adjacent island stingrays liked to visit. However the water being rough (was all cruise) discouraged them a bit. I had a small one circle my legs when I was wading and then one of the crew was able to coax a larger one up for everyone to see and photograph.. Due to previous experiences fishing ( sometimes they just don't show up) I understood and wasn't disappointed. After we hit our favorite spot, Jack's Shack.. As usual the drinks, jerk chicken and conch fritters where delicious. Hung out with Jack and Topher some too! Half Moon Cay was supposed to be the last stop but again the seas where rough. Normally wouldn't be a problem if the port wasn't tendered. Supposedly there where 45mph wind gusts.. I've been on an 18' bass boat in 25mph winds, not fun.. so I totally understood Carnival's decision. With that they flip flopped the itinerary.. Friday ended up being the sea day and Saturday we visited Freeport. Upon arriving it seemed to be the industrial court of the Caribbean. This is the port where it rained, and rained and rained.. We managed to slip in some time at Tano beach.. However the island is so devastated from all the hurricanes that have pounded it that it seems gave up on. Hopefully mother nature will give Grand Bahama some reprieve so it can return to it's former glory. We made the best of the rainy day and hung out at the bars in the tourist area and dined on the exceptional food from the conch shacks there. All in all we had a great time and couldn't have given our mom a better 70th birthday celebration! We have many wonderful memories to savor from our cruise on the Splendor. I would certainly sail on this ship again! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Will not take Carnival Cruise Lines ever again. Had this been my first cruise, I would never cruise again. Pros (yes a few) - easy check in, few lines, always could find a lounge chair, table, etc., pretty good live bands, good service ... Read More
Will not take Carnival Cruise Lines ever again. Had this been my first cruise, I would never cruise again. Pros (yes a few) - easy check in, few lines, always could find a lounge chair, table, etc., pretty good live bands, good service (especially from the many Filipino crew members), and the common areas were always clean (but they did not use best practices in food areas), actual TV channels in the rooms. Cons (many) vulgar, loud tacky decor and vulgar, loud tacky crowds to compliment it; vulgar, loud, tacky entertainment, amateruish shows, plenty of activities, none of which interested me - most of which are designed solely to cause you to part with more money, mediocre food, fake ports of call, expensive shore excursions. Poor scheduling of evening activities to conflict with scheduled dining times. Both my husband and I got food poisoning. Bad weather caused the cruise line to forego one planned stop for a miserable sea day. The weather diversion not their fault except that the extra activities they came up with to fill the day were more vulgar loud and tacky. The substitute port they offered was Freeport, which is a working port with a small port shopping area with tired loud, tacky and vulgar souvenirs. Worst of all stand up comedian told racist jokes. As a person of color, I was extremely uncomfortable and humiliated (I even heard that racist joke repeated by a guest on the cruise later). I walked out of the show, complained loudly, and felt little reason to believe that the company will do anything about it going forward. I requested a meeting with the entertainment director and all she did was nod her head and then say that they weren't responsible for the entertainment but contracted it out. And I told her the company can set guidelines, and demeaning people of color should be an absolute no no. She never even apologized. I told her I would not be sailing Carnival ever again. Don't know if this was a coincidence but after my complaint, I had no access to social media, even though I paid for the package. The whole experience made for a very uncomfortable unpleasant cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Overall the ship was ran well, Carnival has been at this for a long time and have ironed out all of the wrinkles in giving people the most bang for the buck. The ship is not bad ,although the decor was not very impressive, nothing like ... Read More
Overall the ship was ran well, Carnival has been at this for a long time and have ironed out all of the wrinkles in giving people the most bang for the buck. The ship is not bad ,although the decor was not very impressive, nothing like the Victory was when it was new. The food on the Lido deck and the dining rooms were excellent. The service in the dining rooms were hit and miss, depending on where you were seated. The room steward was great, really on the ball. Comedians were top notch. The bar service and the drinks were very good too. The biggest disappointment was the showtime acts. The were all the same acts as on our last cruise. They were big on being as flamboyant as possible, but without any real quality or story line, they were pretty boring. Carnival needs to develop new material for the shows, plus get better dancers. The Steakhouse was great on past cruises, but not on this one. The food quality as well as the service at the Steakhouse was very bland. The Red Frog Pub and Guys Burger Joints were missing on this ship, We really did miss it too. Carnival needs to add it to the Splendor whenever they do a refit. Carnival also needs to develop more itineraries. The excursions are good, but after a number of cruises you run out of different places to visit. But still a good value for the money. We have made it to Platinum level with Carnival, but are going to try other cruise lines and itineraries for a change of pace. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We have cruised with Carnival 4 times now, on the Ecstasy, Freedom Miracle, now Splendor. Once on Holland America and once with Princess. The Embarkation was one of the easiest yet. We chose this cruise because of the ports ... Read More
We have cruised with Carnival 4 times now, on the Ecstasy, Freedom Miracle, now Splendor. Once on Holland America and once with Princess. The Embarkation was one of the easiest yet. We chose this cruise because of the ports to be visited and we love to cruise. The ship it self is ok, may be in need or a make over. The Lido restaurant was just fine a lot of variety and very good tasting food. We only ate in the main dining room once but the food was excellent. The only thing we saw on the Lido deck was that the cushions on the chairs and benches were sagging and worn out. We tried a few different areas on the Lido with the same results. We went to the comedy club only once but they were very entertaining. We attended the entertainment in the Spectacular lounge, this was well below par for carnival, the shows were not very good. We went to three ports Ocho Rios, which I think was keyed more towards the younger crowd and not much for us older people to do. The rest Grand Turk and Amber Cove were just fine and there were all kinds of excursions to choose from. The shore excursions in Miami that we took was the Everglades with Miami airport transportation the excursion was great, however the description stated there were two different ones. One was transportation to Miami Airport and one for FT Lauderdale. This is not correct both buses go to FT Lauderdale, then to Miami. The guide stated they have never ran just to one airport. They dropped us off at the International section of the airport, so we had to walk to the far end to American airlines. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
First the cruise was suppose to be eastern Caribbean, they changed it to Western Caribbean because of Hurricane Maria and the damage to Puerto Rico. So they sailed us right into Topical Storm Philippe. One day without rain, Belize a real ... Read More
First the cruise was suppose to be eastern Caribbean, they changed it to Western Caribbean because of Hurricane Maria and the damage to Puerto Rico. So they sailed us right into Topical Storm Philippe. One day without rain, Belize a real third world dump from what I saw. The weather was so bad we could not debark in Grand Cayman because of rough seas. We tried to get out even with the hard rain and as such my wife and I got so sick I spent Friday and Saturday in the medical center getting IV antibiotics. On-board shows were good and most of the food was better than expected. On the first day at sea brunch was scheduled until 1pm. At 11am brunch was gone. this was a common problem that the buffets did not follow the printed schedule. I would expect Carnival would plan for these problems with an alternative route or postpone sailing rather than sail into a tropical storm. So much for the cruise to HELL. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Cabin was under pool/ lido deck tables and chairs, heard scraping movement from 4:00 am, to 12:30 am. The movie by the sea people were noisier than the ones at the pool during the day !!! Our cabin 8335 is directly under this area. DO ... Read More
Cabin was under pool/ lido deck tables and chairs, heard scraping movement from 4:00 am, to 12:30 am. The movie by the sea people were noisier than the ones at the pool during the day !!! Our cabin 8335 is directly under this area. DO NOT B OOK this cabin, or ask CARNIVAL to re- insulate the room!! No rest on my FALL BREAK!!! Cabin itself was fine, just the noises above!!! The ship was nice, liked the hot tubs and shade above the middle/main pool. FOOD WAS BEST on any ship (28 cruises). Staff was great except guest services. Not friendly. PLATINUM do not get enough perks, so we are switching to another CRUISE LINE. The destinations were great. Amber Cover Luxury VILLA was WONDERFUL. RESTED THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME on day 4 of the 6 day cruse. Worth the price. Second time doing this excursion. Love Half MOON Cay!!!! Will choose cabin on EMPRESS (7) if we cruise Carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We were booked on this cruise as part of a 3 cruise package, the other two cruises being on Caribbean Princess and Cunard QM2. We knew Carnival had the reputation of being a party ship but we had no idea of how bad the whole week would ... Read More
We were booked on this cruise as part of a 3 cruise package, the other two cruises being on Caribbean Princess and Cunard QM2. We knew Carnival had the reputation of being a party ship but we had no idea of how bad the whole week would be. First some good things: the staff are amazing and cannot do enough for you; our cabin was nice, spacious and comfortable; dinner in the Black Pearl was good every night, service very attentive and we enjoyed the waiters dancing. Now for the bad: the ship is tackiness personified. Think 1980s 3rd rate Las Vegas casino hotel. There are not enough pools for the number of passengers. The two pools filled with people standing in them drinking buckets of beer and the water looked disgusting very quickly. It was not what you wanted ever to swim in. The noise around deck 9 was unbelievable as were the crowds. The musicians played at top volume and it was made worse by groups of passengers with boom boxes playing hip hop. The buffet was horrible. Awful organisation that ensured lines for everything. For instance you had to queue through salads to get to hot food; you had to queue through fruit to get to hot breakfasts;, just awful. Plates were not cleared nearly quickly enough from tables. Disgusting. The cruise director MarkQ was very good and worked very hard but the Carnival shows are abysmal, just amateurish in comparison to other cruise lines. There is only one large venue so not a good variety. The lifeboat drill was a shambles. Everyone had to stand on deck in high heat in rows four deep for about 45 minutes. Why not do them in the lounge/theatre/restaurant like everyone else??? why treat passengers like this? And why have any sort of dress code if you're not going to enforce it? Plenty of people ate dinner in vests and shorts even on "Elegant" nights. The internet (which we paid a premium for) was almost unworkable. We were given a refund and a weak excuse about the satellite being hidden from view... We spent more time in our cabin and in the Serenity area of the ship than on any other cruise we have ever been on, and we've been on quite a lot. We would never ever go on another Carnival ship after this. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We chose this 6 day cruise after a hectic 10 days in Orlando, so this was suppose to relax. We paid the extra to get this Scenic Ocean View cabin. When we entered our cabin we were wow’ed by the view directly out of the front of the ... Read More
We chose this 6 day cruise after a hectic 10 days in Orlando, so this was suppose to relax. We paid the extra to get this Scenic Ocean View cabin. When we entered our cabin we were wow’ed by the view directly out of the front of the ship and also the size of the cabin. We also noticed how cold the room was and the whistling sound coming from the ceiling grill as the force of the air from the air conditioning unit seemed to be stuck on fully blast. We decided to turn it down on the wall control and leave the room to have some lunch and drinks. We returned to the cabin at about 4pm and noticed that the air conditioning was still the same as when we left. We decided to report it at this point, we first reported it to the cabin steward who said he would have it repaired as soon as possible. By 6pm nothing had been done and the cabin steward had seemed to have disappeared, we then reported it to Guest Services. We had reported it 5 times by 1030pm at which point I demanded to get a manager involved. I was joined by the cabin steward floor supervisor who came to our room and it was only at this point something started to happen, 6.5 hrs after first reporting it !! The maintenance person arrived at about 11pm and after about 40 minutes he announced that it could not be fixed that evening. We asked for a more senior engineer but we were told that he could not attend. The cabin steward floor supervisor insisted that the room was not habitable and that we should be move, there then ensued a massive argument between the cabin steward floor supervisor and guest services who insisted we could not be moved as there were NO empty cabins on the whole boat. We were told at about 1am that we had to stay in the room that night, after much argument we finally gave in and got to bed at about 2am - great start to our cruise. We got no sleep that night at all due to the whistling noise and the low temperature. The next day we complained again and departed the ship for a shore excursion, we returned to the ship at about 1pm for some rest only to find nothing had been done. I went to Guest Services and played holy hell and demanded to see the Captain, which seemed to get things moving. The Guest Services lady came with us in the lift to our room, whilst in the lift she let it slip that there were free cabins on the ship but they were told not to use them - FIRST LIE, we were told there were no cabins the night before. When we got to the cabin Guest Services lady realised how bad it was and most of the maintenance team was summoned - low and behold an hour later the airflow was returned to its normal level - SECOND LIE, we were told the night before that the airflow was normal and couldn’t be reduced, it’s amazing what can be done when you demand to see the captain. We spent the rest of the day arguing with Guest Services about the temperature being so low, as we could see our own breath. We spent another night in this freezing cold room with little sleep, The next day after much tinkering by the maintenance staff we actually had a cabin at a decent temperature - we felt 1/3 of our cruise had been ruined. As way of compensation they offered us a spa day or dinner in the steakhouse - we’re not spa people and my wife is vegetarian so we refused these, nothing else was offered. We were disappointed by these events and did not enjoy the rest of the cruise. The whole thing felt cheap with huge lines for the buffet, food being constantly cold even in the restaurant and general lack of attentiveness by the staff. There were a few good points such as the dive-in movies in the evenings with free popcorn and also the 24hr Pizza place. We frequented the Casino which had a good selection of gaming machines and tables but was a smoking area, as non-smokers we found this to be unpleasant but this is standard on most cruise ships. We did enjoy the Serenity area where it was over 21’s only and as we don’t have any then it let us relax in peace. Although I think the children we well catered for and we didn’t find any children to be any bother during the whole cruise However we felt like it was the Walmart of cruises. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
My husband and I took this cruise from Fort Lauderdale for our honeymoon. The original itinerary changed unfortunately due to the hurricanes which was out of Carnivals control. It was switched from St Marten, St Kitts, Puerto Rico and ... Read More
My husband and I took this cruise from Fort Lauderdale for our honeymoon. The original itinerary changed unfortunately due to the hurricanes which was out of Carnivals control. It was switched from St Marten, St Kitts, Puerto Rico and Grand Turks to Princess Cays, Ocho Rios, Grand Caymen and Cozumel. When we got onto the ship our bags took about 3 hours to come to our room so make sure you have your bag with your bathing suit, sunsreen etc if you want to go for a swim while you wait or you can grab a drink and wander around like we did. We had a balcony room which I would recommend if you can afford it, it made the room feel bigger and it was nice to sit out on in the morning or evening. Our room was always clean, we put out the "do not disturb" sign at night and would remove it in the morning whenever we were leaving, some days we spelt in and they would clean the room later in the afternoon. There is a safe in the room which we used to store our passports and jewellery in. There is a lot of closet space surprisingly in the balcony rooms. One thing I wish we brought was a power bar as there was only ONE plug in the room so make sure you bring that. The hair dryer was in the room but it had very little power just FYI. The beds were very comfy and the rooms actually got pretty dark which we loved. We were on the 7th floor which I was told to stay on from a friend who cruises a lot, its not usually the best for noise to stay on the level right beneath the lido deck (which is level 9). I would also try to stay in the middle of the ship if you get sea sick. We got a bit sea sick on one day when the waters were very rocky due to weather so I would bring the sea sickness patches/ non drowsy anti nausea meds just in case. We liked the breakfast buffet and I would recommend checking out the brunches on ship days for sure. We ate a sit down meal every night instead of the buffet, just as it was our honeymoon and we liked that option better. I would HIGHLY recommend going early to sit down meals on the two dressed up nights as the wait time is much longer. If you want to wait less you can choose to be sat with other people sharing a table. The meals at the Black Pearl restaurant were great, you had the option to try as much as you wanted, sometimes we split a few appetizers as they were small to try different options. The wine at the meals were pretty regularly priced, about $8 a glass. The cocktails were a bit more around $10 each if you didn't buy the bottomless drinks package that is. We really enjoyed the comedy shows, **make sure that you go to the comedy shows at least 30 minutes before** it gets very busy very quickly. We really enjoyed playing the Quest game, this game is certainly only for adults! There were two fancy evenings on our cruise and some people really really dress up, tuxs and ball gowns. I would say that men should bring two dress shirts, ties and a suit or sports jacket for the fancy nights and some kind of nicer dress for the ladies. To warn everyone the medium priced WiFi was VERRYY slow so if you like your phone I would really recommend getting the best one. We ordered a bottle of vodka to our room and got the bottomless bubbles which helped with the costs of drinks. Beers are offered 4 at a time in a bucket for a discounted rate which we did by the pool. We booked one night to have dinner at the Pinnacle Steakhouse as a little added treat and we loved it. It was only $30 per person and the food was amazing. The presentation was beautiful, if you can afford this I would do this for sure. Just so you are aware, tips are added to all drink orders on the ship, a 15% gratuity. I would check on your bill every two days or so just to verify that all of your items are correct and to make sure you aren't spending a lot if you're trying to not go crazy! The coffee shop on the 5th floor made great coffees so I would check that out. The karaoke was a great time and the mini put on the very top of the ship, level 14 was fun :) After the shows we went to the Red Carpet Dance club on the 5th floor a few nights, I wouldn't go until at least 11pm as it is usually dead until then but the music was fun and we danced a lot. The pizza station is open 24 hours and it was our go to place late at night when we wanted a snack. We loved the excursion that we booked in Ocho rios, we went on the safari Jeep cruise and climb of the Dunns River falls. The 8 seater jeep was great. The drive up the mountains was bumpy due to road conditions but it was really nice to see the small towns and all the beautiful vegetation. We stopped at a coffee plantation and the tour was amazing, Kenneth Black, the tour guide was great and we got a small snack of fruits, water and rum punch. I would bring a little snack with you because its not very filling but the fruit was delicious. We bought some of the delicious coffee, the beans were $25 a bag. We then went to climb the dunns river falls which was amazing, make sure you bring water shoes. Your clothes will get very wet if you climb in them, there are lockers available to use. We had a great time on this excursion. Happy travels! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Carnival Splendor Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.3
Dining 3.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 3.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.8
Enrichment 1.0 3.3
Service 3.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 3.0 4.2

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