Carnival Splendor Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,475 reviews

Great cruise! FAB itinerary

Review for the USA Cruise on Carnival Splendor
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2015
Cabin: Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

My husband and I take a nice cruise yearly, typically over 7 days. When I choose, I choose warm weather. I selected this cruise due to the Ports we would be visiting. We like repositioning cruised and thought that this was one when we booked it. It was not.

The pink and black color scheme was outdated and did not make the first impression that I was hoping for. (I thought that the 80's group Poison might come out at any time). However, when we got to our room it was roomy and comfortable. We selected the Spa Cloud 9 cabin with a balcony. They could upgrade the mattress for this Cloud 9 cabin but it was not worse than any other twin turned into queen bed. We were thrilled that we could board early and that the cabin was ready for us. It was in the PERFECT spot onboard. The Cabin Steward, Putu (probably misspelled) was wonderful and attentive.

We walked around the ship and ended up in the Spa for the tour. During the tour we met Milos, the hair dresser/ Barber. He was very welcoming and engaged my husband in converation and invited him to get a shave. My husband and I both scheduled appointments for later that day. I must say that I received the BEST cut, color and scalp massage EVER. Now I'm dying knowing that I won't get it cut and color like this again. I scheduled a follow up for conditioning. I don't fall for lots of tricks to get you to come back but I could tell such a difference in my hair, I was sold. My husband's shave was amazing...he was a fan. My husband is bald with a goatee, so he knows a good shave when he got one Since that first interaction, my husband spent more money in the Spa than I did. I've never had my hair done in the spa because I wouldn't trust someone that I did not know...Milos was so knowledgeable that you were immediately comfortable. With the Spa Cabins there are good discounts along with the daily specials. We did have a miscommunication about a mud bath type special (mostly on my behalf) but Marina, the lady at the front desk quickly took care of it and called us to let us know. I was very appreciative. Everyone was nice and all of our service were good.

Cabin Review

Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

Cabin 8S

Perfect location onboard.

Port Reviews

San Juan

We stated at La Concha and it was wonderful! Beautiful place but did not really go to many places except the forts. Took hope on ...hope off bus. Great thing to have available.

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Took a taxi type ride around the island and it was beautiful. Especially, when you get into the mountainns. It was kind of like Jamacia as far as the cleanliness. I liked the monkey's.

St. Thomas

Same thing....enjoyed riding around in a taxi like vehicle. It was beautiful we would enjoy going back and staying for 4 or 5 days. There was nothing not to like.

Grand Turk

We walked over to the beach, which was very close and relaxed from our trip. We had lunch at Margaritaville and it was really good. We visited the little stores...they were clean and nice. It was an ok stop. Clean if nothing else.


We almost died when we looked out. It looked junky and dirty. We took a taxi ride around and it was great! It turned out that the ship docks on the ugly side of the island, I guess. We had a nice time and enjoyed ourselves.

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