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Carnival Splendor Review

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Review for Carnival Splendor to the Bahamas
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2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin: Ocean View

This was my husband's first cruise. So I wanted something that was short because I wasn't sure how he would like it. It was my first time leaving my baby (18 months) at home. I just wanted to have a quick trip for us to get away and to turn my husband onto cruising! Mission accomplished. He loved everything about cruising, the ports, the ship. Although I did miss my baby this was a great distraction from worrying about her too much. We didn't have FTTF. I don't find it worth the money unless your are at a tender port, even then I didn't see how it was worth it. We flew in same day (thank goodness with Hurricane Irma). Our flight got in about 20 mins early. We got our checked luggage, got an Uber and headed to the ship. The Uber was easy they knew were to come, it was a bunch of people waiting for them. It was my first time using it Uber it cost us less than $5. If it wasn't it was only about $9. Got to the port, the porters were really nice...No one asked us for money. Now FTTF would have been helpful at check in. There line was shorter but our line moved quickly. We were on the ship by 12:30 PM. We got to our room around 1:30 PM. Our luggage was delivered around 2PM. Also even though they have staggered check in. My check in time was 12:30-1:00. We got there closer to 12:15ish they didn't make me wait or turn me away. Then husband and I went on a tour of the ship to get acquainted and to see everything. People talk about the PINK. It didn't bother me one bit. The ship didn't seem outdated. It didn't have all the new fancy restaurants but I didn't miss any of that. We had a regular Ocean View cabin perfect for the two of us. We actually stayed in the room a lot more than we planned so we may opt for a balcony next time. Ocean View was fine. Dining was great we loved our crew Rey was funny and always kept us laughing. The couple we sat next two was fun and entertaining to talk to. We didn't participate in much of the entertainment so I can't say much about that but the 70s and Motown hour was great. MarQ is an amazing Cruise Director. The first one I remembered by name. The service on the ship was not the best I had seen. We opted for evening cleaning. I figured they would get to it while we at dinner. The first night they didn't come by until like 9. I was wore out so I was already in bed sleep. I asked for Robes and get them on the 2nd or 3rd night. By then I didn't really care for them. They only left 2 towel animals and it was the same animal. We went to Half Moon Cay it was beautiful as everyone said it would be but I don't really care for the private islands as you only have entertainment by the cruise line. Loved Nassau..we just hung out at Junkanoo beach. We went to the straw market and got some little gifts for my daughter. We walked around. the port area. Overall it was a great vacation. It hit the spot for a romantic getaway for a short cruise.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6C

We loved our room. It was perfect for the two of us. Everything was clean and nice. I think they need to find another solution for a King bed than pushing two twins together because one of us would fall through the crack when we would lay down and sleep throughout the night.

Port Reviews


One thing I love about cruising is the exploring the culture. That's what I appreciate about Nassau. I love the people and straw market. We went to Junkanoo Beach, which has cleaned up over the years.

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay was beautiful but I don't like the private island ports. Everything goes through the cruise line. The BBQ food was terrible it was cold and had no flavor. The jerk chicken was pretty good.

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