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Bgolden16
Member Since 2017
1 review
We went to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan PR and Grand Turk. Can't say enough about how enjoyable this was from start to finish. If you ever book a cruise and see that MARQ Anthony is your Cruise director you are in for a treat. He loves ... Read more
Annie102100
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 forum posts
Let me start by saying this cruise didn’t go as originally planned because 3 days before sailing I severely dislocated my right knee cap playing softball. Thankfully I was still able to sail but with crutches and a wheelchair - two ... Read more
valcaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We choose the Carnival Splendor for Aruba. We were on this cruise with 6 kids (ages 18, 17, 17, 16, 14 and 12). It was my daughters High School Graduation Cruise. We have been on many cruises, I think about 10 to date. We had a great ... Read more
cindylynn13
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose the Carnival Splendor because of the great Southern Caribbean itinerary. It was over $1000 less than the exact same itinerary on the Vista, and we were willing to give it a try. We're big fans of Carnival, this is our 6th cruise, ... Read more
Zaidalyn
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I choose this cruise because I liked the ports it would visit and I wasn't disappointed. As soon as I arrived, my room was ready and we changed and went straight to the Lido deck to eat and enjoy the pool. My 6 year old son LOVED the kids ... Read more
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Jsanto724
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My family and I chose to go on the Splendor because of the itinerary (Southern Caribbean). Let me start off with this, My family and I are Gold members with Carnival and we have also cruised on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line ... Read more
sk84fungirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,112 forum post
5 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen for two specific reasons: Date and Half Moon Cay. About us: We were a group of 14 celebrating many things and booked through a private TA. Each person in our group had a great time to the point that it is still ... Read more
shuitt3
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
This was our first cruise and did not know what to expect. However, we had a great crew and a great time on the Carnival Splendor! We would definitely go on the ship again. We had a smooth embarkation and disembarkation process. While on ... Read more
Southernfried4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on Carnival and to be honest, we were thinking about looking elsewhere after the experience of our 2016 cruise on the Fascination -- which was saved only by the amazing ports we visited. But after the experience ... Read more
fefe4sure
Member Since 2017
1 review
I was invited by my daughter's friend's family to join them on this cruise. We departed from Ft. Lauderdale and the transition from the airport to the ship was flawless. I must say that it was a great experience for my first time. The ... Read more
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rleepreston10
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the dates we were available to travel as well as the port convenience. We were highly disappointed in the food and entertainment. The comedians were terrible and simply vulgar. The piano bar pianist was ... Read more
veromojo
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
I have cruised on a Carnival over 8x, once on Norwegian and once on Royal Caribbean. That being said, Carnival has diminished its services in a lot of areas. We boarded out of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. We had purchased Faster to ... Read more
jdechter
Member Since 2000
30 reviews
5,208 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 44th cruise and 12th on CCL. All I wanted was to go to the beach and this was the perfect itinerary hitting Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Amber Cove and Grand Turk. We flew in the day before and stayed at the Renaissance Marriott ... Read more
va.rdrnr
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Price was right and just wanted to relax. Have always enjoyed cruising on Carnival. However we were disapponted this time. Let me first list the positives. First, our room steward was very attentive. It felt like he was always there ... Read more
DreadPirateRobert
Member Since 2003
1 review
6,521 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We picked this 8 day on the Splendor because of the itinerary. Only San Juan was a repeat for us. At first all I saw were complaints about the decor. Really, you pick a cruise based on the decor of the ship? Yeah, it's pink all right. ... Read more
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LISP
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
37 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was an average Carnival cruise. Have recently started sailing Carnival again after a few years on another line. The quality and cuts are noticeable. Embarkation with staggered check in was a disaster, first time with it and waited ... Read more
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trice525
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I traveled on Carnival Splendor back in May 2017 from Fort Lauderdale and I have a MUST READ experience. First when we arrived in the room the bed setup was incorrect and the bathroom dirty and smelled of urine. We contacted guest ... Read more
Tom Cruiser 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 4th Carnival Cruise. Staff was mostly friendly. Food wasn't quite up to par. Service in Dining Room needed work. Ship's captain and crew were outstanding. Ports were mixed. Sailed last month to Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba ... Read more
Zatarra
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because of the length (8 days) and the Ports of Call (Grand Turks and Caicos; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Aruba; and, Cuaracao). If you are expecting a nice, shiny, new ship, the Carnival Splendor is not for you. She ... Read more
Suzie2672
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I selected this cruise primary for the ports it was visiting. I was very pleased to find the Splendor had the best all time cruise director I've ever experienced. MarQ was everywhere! His energy and excitement of the ships events was ... Read more
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SeaMan92
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Cruised from Ft. Lauderdale to the Southern Caribbean stopping at Grand Turk, La Romania, Aruba, and Curaçao. I have cruised on Carnival many times and it was my girlfriend's 21st birthday and it was her first time. We got an inside ... Read more
NC Beagle
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was a great week with lots of activities and wonderful food. We were assigned gold pearl dining room late seating and enjoyed every dinner! We were served various dishes such as prime rib, lobster tail, shrimp, grilled beef ... Read more
MsPettite
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We planned a trip to the Eastern Caribbean with a family of 10. Some of our family had cruised before, others, like my husband and myself, had never cruised before. I have to say that now that we have experienced our first cruise, we are ... Read more
AngelaSmith764
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Cabin was clean, however our bathroom flooded on the last day and it spilled out and flooded the hallway as well. Also, the balcony door had a leak and our floor near the door and bed was soaked. We had a group of 8 and nearly all cabins ... Read more
sideshow015
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The trip was great, the service was excellent. There were a few items that were brought to my eye. Tables in the on deck aft quarter, always felt sticky to my touch. Crumbs and dried up Ketchup was noted on more than one occasion. (always ... Read more
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