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Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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Nice ALASKAN one week cruise.
"No one EVER helped her on any day and was extremely slow at getting things done.Andy, the cruise director, is the best one I have ever seen on any cruise ship (10+ cruises)...."Read More
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3 day cruise from Sydney.

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Lord muk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I was lucky, no charge to me as I filled in for absent guest. Dining was My Time for evening meals in the Black Pearl restaurant forward deck 3 & Golden Pearl for breakfast rear of deck 3. Breakfast I always enjoy, same order every day, evening meal pretty ordinary but plenty of it, probably about bistro club standard, no silver service here. The dinner meals must have been a bit slow being ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


There was good and bad.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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jonnomelb
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Our third cruise on Carnival after a long wait post-Covid. We were very impressed with the quick embarkation (given that there had been issues for the previous two cruises). The ship's decor throughout is basically awful with a pink colour scheme that ranges between 'interesting' in some parts and tacky in others. The food was quite okay for the price but I noticed that portions had diminished ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


So good to be back cruising!!!

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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michelethebookdragon
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We could not wait to get back on a cruise after waiting 3 years (the Australian Govt made us wait and wait for cruises to restart) and booked as soon as we could. Embarkation - The Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal is a great facility and the process was reasonably quick and well executed. Stateroom - Balcony cabin on deck 9. Standard cabin - good storage, very comfortable bed, small ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Huge question mark

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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ckone
10+ Cruises

Just off Splendor. Several observations. All money transactions are in AUD. The most desired shore excursions sold out before we got on. Very few available excursions by non carnival operators. The only docked port is Cairns. As a result the tender ops were time consuming. Carnival did not contract with local fast ferries for getting to shore, just leaving. We should have placed more ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Staff Onboard Great, Communication and Management Lacking

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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CruisingForaBruisingAU
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was our first cruise and from the initial line to get onboard which took 4 hours to clear and delayed departure by 3 hours, long lines were a common occurrence on the ship. Coupled with a number of different communications from staff members on the guest services desk compared to what was being said by our cruise director made for some confusing and unpleasant situations. As this was our ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Worst cruise week of our lives

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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gjleinen
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Fifth cruise with their company(Carnival, Princess, Holland America) in past seven years. Will never cruise with any of them again. Changed our itinerary without notice causing difficulty for friends who travelled 900 miles to meet us at the omitted port. If they would have advised us of a change in itinerary, we could have cancelled our cruise or our friends could have made different ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Carnival Cruise not for wheelchair individuals

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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BrentDenise
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Carnival Splendor Alaska June 28- July 5, 2022 This was our 3rd attempt at a honeymoon cruise since the pandemic started. We booked this cruise to Alaska because it stopped at Skagway that had the train excursion. After our vacation dates were approved and set, we were notified that the port of calls had changed and we were no longer stopping there. I then started the process with ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Mediocre Food, Mediocre Cabin, Mediocre Entertainment

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chieftom
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Carnival has gone downhill since our last cruise with them in 2007. The food was nothing special and the portions were small. You now have to pay for cabin food service. The entertainment was blah, lip-synced dance reviews. In 2007 we had live bands and real singers. Lido buffet has country-based themes daily but no published schedule. Had food that I still talk about today on 2007 ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


UNHAPPY GUEST

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska

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Emoran
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we've cruised with you guy's before and had agreat experienc.so we tried it again but this time is was not as exciting on the ship as the last time the entertain you guys had were very boring i expected to go out and have a good time and dancing like the other cruise that is way we pick it again but that wasn't even open .they played nothingbut. Trivia most of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Excellent Cruise

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mowilliams1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Alaska, we booked in 2019 and of course it was canceled. Once we got it rescheduled at some point Carnival decided to change the ship and the itinerary, they removed the stop in Skagway and they changed the ship to the splendor. Splendor was a difficult ship to navigate. Once we got use to the layout we were ok. I’m gonna be comparing this ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Traveled with children


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