Carnival Splendor September 7, 2013: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by CZodda
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Carnival Splendor September 7, 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Food in the main dining room was very good with one or two minor exceptions.
Service, however was erratic and could use some improvement. For example, one should not have to ask for coffee with desert - it should be offered to you. One of my table mates had food spilled on him not once but twice! Little things like that. We were pleased with the overall experience and would not let little things like that upset us. As an FYI - we had wanted Your Time dining but wound up with late seating,which actually worked out well as we wound up with excellent table mates. Ports - we have visited all 3 ports on previous cruises and so decided to stay on the ship this time around. We loved being able to use the pools when most of the people went ashore on port days. It was impossible to use the pools on sea days. There are only 2 pools on this huge ship and both were packed to the gills on sea days! Crowding was a problem on this larger vessel. Too many people for my taste - I prefer the Miracle for the smaller size and better layout. Entertainment - I only saw the juggler and was not impressed so I decided not to go to any more shows. Carnival can use some improvement when it comes to entertainment. I also felt there should be more indoor activities offered. I was slight bored this time around which has never happened before. Disembarkation was the only real sore spot of this cruise and was a nightmare. Four ships disembarking on the same day was too much for this port to handle. Processing through customs was not too bad but trying to get a taxi once outside was a feat for a magician! We had to go outside the terminal and across the street to the taxi stand which was of course overrun with people all looking for a taxi. Overall we really enjoyed the cruise and would not hesitate to sail the Splendor again! Less
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