Not too impressed this time around: Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by poprok17
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Not too impressed this time around
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
I also had a problem this year with the overall cleanliness of the ship. By the last day the lido deck was filthy. Stains on the seats and all the lounge chairs. The deck had hair on it and was just not appealing to me. I know after 8 days even with the constant cleaning it gets dirty but it was just too much for me.
What I did like was the piano bar, Tonya Scott was here name. She was wonderful. She put on a great show every night. She made it feel like a family and I enjoyed seeing her! The staff was friendly and respectful. Our steward was great and our dining staff was great.
For the great price we got this was a fine vacation but it did have it's problems and I think next time I will pay some more to go on a better ship with new destinations. Less
Cabin review: 2322
Cabin was small but that is expected. It was kept clean though, the steward was great.
Port and Shore Excursions
Perfume Factory and Brewery Tour
This tour was great! Well worth the money. The perfume factory is quick and somewhat enjoyable. The shops are great, wish we got more time to spend there, as there is a beach there as well. We ran to it for 5 min and ran back to the bus because we only had 30 minutes. The brewery tour was great. Awesome tour leader and all the beer you can drink. The bus ride is also fun and you can learn a lot about the city.
This city always annoys me. All the excursions are overpriced and there's not much to do in the city besides get hassled by the locals.
Walt Disney World
Epcot was great but that is Disney. The bus to Epcot was not great. It was tiny, smelly and uncomfortable. The price was $160 and that included Epcot and the bus. Through Disney, Epcot is $90. So, we paid $70 for a horrible bus ride, it beats the $150 taxi they claim we would have to pay but still.
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