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This is the third time we were on the Splendor. We "splurged" by booking this cruise last year when we had some credits to use. When we saw that our favorite cabin was available (Vista wrap), and the itinerary, we jumped at the chance and booked. We had never been to St.Kitts or Antigua, so that was a bonus. San Juan is one of our favorite ports, so we were able to enjoy it before the cruise. We had Faster to the Fun for the first time and loved it. We were on board first behind the B2B people and in our cabin before noon. We were able to get off and see San Juan before dinner and muster. We did the Railway in St.Kitts and enjoyed very much. In Antigua we took a cab to Dickenson Beach and it was great. The staff on the ship was wonderful; in the MDR (late seating), all wait staff were attentive and very much fun; our cabin steward was excellent and answered our every request promptly. The bar staff was excellent everywhere as were the Guest services people. Only once did we have a less than perfect encounter with staff -- and that was at the Excursion desk. The food on ship was as we have had before. Some meals were perfect, some not, but there was always sufficient choice. Our opinion is that the food on Carnival is better than on the other cruise lines we have taken (RCL, NCL, HAL). We still feel that way. The Sea Day brunch offerings were excellent each day we went - we didn't expect that! We have booked a Vista cruise for next year. We are trusting Carnival to do it again!

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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by pjtakk

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Premium Vista Balcony
This is the third time we were on the Splendor. We "splurged" by booking this cruise last year when we had some credits to use. When we saw that our favorite cabin was available (Vista wrap), and the itinerary, we jumped at the chance and booked. We had never been to St.Kitts or Antigua, so that was a bonus. San Juan is one of our favorite ports, so we were able to enjoy it before the cruise.

We had Faster to the Fun for the first time and loved it. We were on board first behind the B2B people and in our cabin before noon. We were able to get off and see San Juan before dinner and muster.

We did the Railway in St.Kitts and enjoyed very much. In Antigua we took a cab to Dickenson Beach and it was great.

The staff on the ship was wonderful; in the MDR (late seating), all wait staff were attentive and very much fun; our cabin steward was excellent and answered our every request promptly. The bar staff was excellent everywhere as were the Guest services people. Only once did we have a less than perfect encounter with staff -- and that was at the Excursion desk.

The food on ship was as we have had before. Some meals were perfect, some not, but there was always sufficient choice. Our opinion is that the food on Carnival is better than on the other cruise lines we have taken (RCL, NCL, HAL). We still feel that way. The Sea Day brunch offerings were excellent each day we went - we didn't expect that!

We have booked a Vista cruise for next year. We are trusting Carnival to do it again!
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Premium Vista Balcony
Cabin 9C
Clean, spacious with wrap around light, balcony and views. Chairs instead of the vinyl couch is always good! We were pleased with the cabin as in the past.
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