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With 3 cruises under our belts we were really looking forward to number 4. Now that's it's over, we are rethinking numbers 5 and 6 booked for Alaska and the Caribbean on Legend and Triumph. 1. Embarkation. Having purchased Faster to the Fun, we looked forward to a quick embarkation and having our cabin ready when we arrived. Faster it was NOT. We stood in the regular line behind about 30 guests who didn't purchase anything extra. 45 min later, we are checked in and waiting to be called. Except for one couple who had the unfortunate printer breakdown in the middle of card printing. Can't go to another line to get the cards because they are checked in. An hour later as FTTF is boarding they got the cards, one of which was blue instead of red, the other didn't want to work in the machine. 2. The Cabin. Aft extended. Will never do that again, The motion was horrible, which is not fun if you are prone to sea sickness. Back to the middle for us. The A/C barely worked, the cabin was so stuffy we had to prop the door open to get any air at all. Cabin steward was great, however, and the room was ok otherwise. 3. The Food. Lido Buffet on par with Golden Corral as far as taste/flavor. Main DR definitely not up to previous cruises, and the Steakhouse was a total waste of money. Presentation 10, Taste 8, Portions 2 4. Ports. Having always done Eastern/Southern we weren't expecting the same but were sad to see all the poverty. Overall we made the best of things, and were still on vacation and having fun. Until the 4th afternoon, when I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection and spent the rest of the cruise to sick to get off the ship or barely out of the cabin. Was it caused by the A/C or not, who knows, but it sure put a big question mark as to will be cruise again.

Not the best cruise

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by PhotogalMB

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2015
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
With 3 cruises under our belts we were really looking forward to number 4. Now that's it's over, we are rethinking numbers 5 and 6 booked for Alaska and the Caribbean on Legend and Triumph.
1. Embarkation. Having purchased Faster to the Fun, we looked forward to a quick embarkation and having our cabin ready when we arrived. Faster it was NOT. We stood in the regular line behind about 30 guests who didn't purchase anything extra. 45 min later, we are checked in and waiting to be called. Except for one couple who had the unfortunate printer breakdown in the middle of card printing. Can't go to another line to get the cards because they are checked in. An hour later as FTTF is boarding they got the cards, one of which was blue instead of red, the other didn't want to work in the machine.
2. The Cabin. Aft extended. Will never do that again, The motion was horrible, which is not fun if you are prone to sea sickness. Back to the middle for us. The A/C barely worked, the cabin was so stuffy we had to prop the door open to get any air at all. Cabin steward was great, however, and the room was ok otherwise.
3. The Food. Lido Buffet on par with Golden Corral as far as taste/flavor. Main DR definitely not up to previous cruises, and the Steakhouse was a total waste of money. Presentation 10, Taste 8, Portions 2
4. Ports. Having always done Eastern/Southern we weren't expecting the same but were sad to see all the poverty.
Overall we made the best of things, and were still on vacation and having fun. Until the 4th afternoon, when I came down with a horrible upper respiratory infection and spent the rest of the cruise to sick to get off the ship or barely out of the cabin. Was it caused by the A/C or not, who knows, but it sure put a big question mark as to will be cruise again.
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The cabin was fine, the balcony nice, but there was a huge solid metal wall on the left side blocking any view in that direction at all. The motion was horrible, and between the moving of deck chairs on Lido and the noise of the screws, sleep was out of the question. I would definately never opt for an aft balcony again.
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