• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Carnival Splendor Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1430 reviews
5 Awards

Great Cruise to Alaska

Review for Carnival Splendor to Alaska
User Avatar
JT1962
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Rating by category

Cabin
Family
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: May 2022
Cabin: Interior Upper/Lower
Fish Ladder in Ketchikan
Young Humpback Tail Slapping at Icy Strait Point
Snow on the mountains at the Summit between Skagway & Carcross
North Sawyer Glacier from the small boat tour from the ship
Carnival Splendor in front of South Sawyer Glacier from the small boat tour in Tracy Arm Fjord.
New free tram between the two piers at Icy Strait Point.
Frozen lake and mountains between Skagway and Carcross Yukon Territory.
Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
Sea lions seen on the whale watching tour in Juneau.
Humpback whales at Icy Strait Point.
Bald Eagle near the pier at Icy Strait Point.
Creek Street in Ketchikan.

This was my 3rd cruise to Alaska and first roundtrip from Seattle. I booked after receiving a great offer on a solo rate when this ship was moved from Australia to Alaska. This was the first sailing for the ship in 2 years and despite a few issues (late clarification on required testing & ArriveCAN and spotty internet for the first day or so), it was a great cruise. Alaska never fails to impress.

Many arrived at the pier unaware of the requirement to download and complete the ArriveCAN app. This caused a delay for some boarding the ship and Carnival eventually let many passengers on without completing it and were told to complete it once onboard. This became an issue when the internet service had issues early in the cruise. The bottom line is to download the app (or use the ArriveCAN website) to complete the form and get your QR Code prior to arriving at the pier.

The first sea day was a little rough, but not as bad as other cruises I have had over the years. Once we got to the inside passage, the seas were relatively smooth for the remainder of the trip

Cabin Review

Interior Upper/Lower

I had an inside cabin on Deck 10. It was perfect for a solo cruise and had quick access to the outside decks for viewing scenery & wildlife and only one floor above the lido buffet.

14 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Carnival Splendor Cruise from $309

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.