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The Good: Everything on the ship was conveniently located and easy to find. Great itinerary. Just the right amount of sea days. Comedians were "top notch". Last two were very funny and engaging. Our cabin stewards: Voltor & Maria were outstanding. Dining had good variety. Would do another Journeys cruise on this ship! It would be nice if Carnival included the "intercom" messages, that the Cruise Director & Captain deliver, on a TV channel to listen to later. Can't hear the hallway PA system in our room. Also, it would be VERY nice to have a few more news channels on the TV beside CNN; CNN International; CNN Spanish and Headline News. The Bad & Ugly A delayed flight out of Chicago caused us to not get into Miami until 2:25pm. Ship sails at 4pm. Called the Carnival "Travel Hotline" told them we would be late getting in. They said they documented when we would arrive and to call the same number when we got to Miami. Said Carnival would help us get to the ship. Got to Miami; called the Hotline Number; sat on hold for 21 minutes; no one from Carnival at baggage claim to meet us; No one from Carnival anywhere around; No Carnival transfer buses anywhere (we had paid for transfers in advance); Hotline finally came on and said we'd have to find our own way to the ship; And to hurry! Paid $65 for private shuttle; got to pier and had to porter our own luggage. We're Carnival Platinum members. Was VERY VERY disappointed that Carnival would leave passengers stranded with NO help.

Loved the layout of the ship

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by SD Jack

Trip Details
The Good:

Everything on the ship was conveniently located and easy to find. Great itinerary. Just the right amount of sea days. Comedians were "top notch". Last two were very funny and engaging. Our cabin stewards: Voltor & Maria were outstanding. Dining had good variety. Would do another Journeys cruise on this ship! It would be nice if Carnival included the "intercom" messages, that the Cruise Director & Captain deliver, on a TV channel to listen to later. Can't hear the hallway PA system in our room. Also, it would be VERY nice to have a few more news channels on the TV beside CNN; CNN International; CNN Spanish and Headline News.

The Bad & Ugly

A delayed flight out of Chicago caused us to not get into Miami until 2:25pm. Ship sails at 4pm. Called the Carnival "Travel Hotline" told them we would be late getting in. They said they documented when we would arrive and to call the same number when we got to Miami. Said Carnival would help us get to the ship. Got to Miami; called the Hotline Number; sat on hold for 21 minutes; no one from Carnival at baggage claim to meet us; No one from Carnival anywhere around; No Carnival transfer buses anywhere (we had paid for transfers in advance); Hotline finally came on and said we'd have to find our own way to the ship; And to hurry! Paid $65 for private shuttle; got to pier and had to porter our own luggage. We're Carnival Platinum members. Was VERY VERY disappointed that Carnival would leave passengers stranded with NO help.
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Cabin 8B 8358
Cabin was always clean and neat as a pin. Mattress left both me and my wife with lower backache. Other beds on other Carnival ships were always extremely comfy and provided a good nights sleep. Not the fault of the cabin stewards......just need to be replaced. Had minor issue with sink stopper not sealing. Cabin steward had it fixed the first day.
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