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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Couldn't Be Better

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by josebetzy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior

This was our 17th cruise. We (my wife and I only on this trip) drove to Miami from Orlando. Left our car with our daughter, which made it easy overall. Took an Uber to the port. This was our first to the Miami ports. Boarding was incredibly fast. From the time we handed our luggage outside to getting to the Lido deck, it took about 12 minutes. We had read reviews about the color schemes of the ship, but we found the shade of rose to be a beautifully stark and deep shade that gave an interesting feeling of fantasy, happiness, and fun. Our cabin was 8449. Excellent location and our steward was excellent. Always clean, smelled great and no problems with anything in the room. The LCD TV was only 19" but great.

Dining was one of the surprises as the quality and presentation of the food was a 10. Even the coffee was so much better (the regular). We selected Your Time DIning. Just an excellent experience. Food was very good and service a 10.

Entertainment and activities were good, enjoyable. Since we are not a fan of the Casino we attended all the shows. The Punchliner at the Morrocco lounge was very good. Most of it was for over the 18 crowd, it was very good and funny.

The overall service was excellent. Guest services were helpful and very nice. Getting on and off at the ports was great. Security was quick and very friendly.

We did not use the pools but did use the Whirlpools and they were fabulous. On this ship they are somewhat hidden and that made for them to be free most of the time.

We did not go on any shore excursions. In Puerto Rico, despite the island being 50% without electricity the Old San Juan area was lit and clean.

Leaving the ship was absolutely the best we have experienced from all other cruise lines at other ports. Here if you have nothing to declare you did not have to fill out the customes questionnaire. One NOTE* when you go to find your luggage look on the monitors to find your number and the Letter (there are A B and C) on the screen to see which carousel yours might be on.

Overall this cruise was exceptional. The decor was great, in good taste, sophisticated and all areas very clean. Lido deck is on 9. Lobby and main gathering area is on 3. The Deli closes at 11pm (on deck 9). Pizza is always open. Movies were good at the big outdoor screen.

Would we go again.....definetly.

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Cabin 4F 8449

Excellent. Clean and always had a clean smell. Service was a 10. Steward always greeted us using our names.

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