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Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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Creek Street in Ketchikan.
Bald Eagle near the pier at Icy Strait Point.
Humpback whales at Icy Strait Point.
Sea lions seen on the whale watching tour in Juneau.
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Nice ALASKAN one week cruise.
"Andy, the cruise director, is the best one I have ever seen on any cruise ship (10+ cruises).No one EVER helped her on any day and was extremely slow at getting things done...."Read More
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Enjoyable but with flaws

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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kathy2343
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was our 50th anniversary celebration that included family members for a group of 10. Two disappointments before sailing--Icy Strait Point substituted for Skagway and a ship change that altered the staterooms we had painstakingly selected. The Cruise Critic ship review is accurate--decor overwhelming to the point of tacky. Otherwise, Splendor is pleasant enough. Grandkids enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with children


Avoid this ship like the plague

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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Brayanr386
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

I’ll make this quick and simple. We just got back from a Alaska cruise and you couldn’t even pay me to step back on this ship or deal with this company. - Beyond outdated ship. You are literally stepping into a time capsule. - Defective sail and sign cards. We had to visit the guest services desk up to 3-4x daily to get new ones. They were aware of these issues and their response was “ The ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with disabled person


Nice ALASKAN one week cruise.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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96aggie
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Just an FYI before I start. Family of 4 in our cabin and two of us came home with COVID from the cruise. I chose this cruise since we had one canceled because of Covid. Embarkation was slow. We were told to arrive between 1:30-2. It took about 90 minutes to get on. Very crowded inside and masks are required during that process. I am a Gold member with Carnival and have used them more than ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Cruise from Hell - Bad Food and Illness

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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cainweb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fifth cruise - third on Carnival and one each on Princess and Norwegian. It was our second time to Alaska, having previously completed an Alaska cruise tour on Princess. This was by far the worst cruising experience we have had, mainly due to illness and terrible food (poor food handling and preparation). The good: Great price, ship at only 2/3 capacity, awesome weather, some ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Great cruise to a beautiful coast on an enjoyable ship

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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Iowa cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was the Carnival Splendor's second Alaska (and first seven-day) itinerary of 2022. The ship was inactive during the pandemic and is great shape now as it returns to service. I have done this itinerary multiple times before -- on RCI, NCL, Celebrity, and once years ago on the Carnival Tropicale. The service on the Splendor lives up to all of them, and the Carnival price is by far the best ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great Cruise to Alaska

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JT1962
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 3rd cruise to Alaska and first roundtrip from Seattle. I booked after receiving a great offer on a solo rate when this ship was moved from Australia to Alaska. This was the first sailing for the ship in 2 years and despite a few issues (late clarification on required testing & ArriveCAN and spotty internet for the first day or so), it was a great cruise. Alaska never fails to impress. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Don't do it

Review for Carnival Splendor to South Pacific

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ddd0001
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Never again.No customer service.Food poor so many people sick .Was advised 55 in one night.Food is laid out on trays hours before buffets open .They only thing they don't charge money for is your oxygen.Give them time.Horrible greedy sloppy ship.Witnessed 14 and 15 year olds gambling in casino.Kids playing in casino while parents play pokies. Carnival had no security in casino didn't care as it ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


10 nights to the Islands

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Astro Boy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Best to just do in point form. Most of other reviews I have read are all true. Bad points. Ship has strangest decor like the Spirit and Legend, different lets say. Entertainment started out good, but faded rapidly as cruise went on. Sanitation was non existent for 7 days, then suddenly it's a priority ( obviously lots of people became sick). Dinner at the bistro was sad, very ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Thank you Carnival.

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Cliffy73
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

My wife booked the cruise this time and did very well as always. The Splendor is a very nice ship which we were pleased to be aboard. We sailed at a very turmultuous time with covid19 on the rise. I cannot praise the staff highly enough on this. Their diligance and professionalism was fantastic in every way. Yes we missed several ports that were planned But at no fault of Carnival, ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Lack of hand sanitation & many other things

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BOBBYDOG
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Close to home, part of a group we have travelled on many times (Princess, Cunard, P & O International & Holland America), but this was all so different. Before we left we received an email that stated there would be extra health checks, what a joke, we signed a piece of paper & we were on board. Our biggest shock was there was no hand sanitation enforcement, didn't happen until the last few ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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