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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Tacky decor, unfriendly staff

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by BarrR

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the South Pacific

Tacky decor, way too much pink. The ship was meant to have been recently refurbed but I don't know what they refurbed because things in the rooms were broken (lamps, bedside tables). The mirror in the bathroom had been moved however the old holes werent patched.

The staff were not friendly, apart from the cabin staff and the 3 staff we had in the dining room.

The food was absolutely awful. Only 4 options of salad and mains in the bistro and a lot of the food was tasteless and cold. The bistro had 4 sections but they all had the same food. However the chocolate soft serve was amazing and tasted just like a chocolate paddlepop.

The dining room had almost the same menu as the bistro.

The ship is not easy to navigate and we often got lost, especially trying to get to the dining room as you have to take multiple lifts and walk to the other end of the ship.

We cruised to tasmania and it was incredibly rough on the way there, so bad so that they had to cancel our port in Port Arthur. Stayed docked overnight in Hobart. Tasmania was beautiful. We asked about getting off to fly home but were told we werent allowed to, even though we were still in Australia it was an international cruise line. Thankfully it was much smoother on the way back so we were able to enjoy it more.

Would not recommend this cruiseline to anyone and will not be sailing with them again.

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