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Carnival Splendor Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Carnival Splendor Mexican Riveria

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

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Sail Date: Jul 2011
Cabin: Aft-View Extended Balcony

My husband and I booked this cruise last year as we were planning our wedding. We chose Carnival cruise line because it seemed to have a great bang for our buck. We were very excited to find that by booking so early we locked in a decent rate and were able to get the coveted extended aft balcony. The balcony was worth the extra money compared to the inner cabins I have stayed in before, especially for a honeymoon.

Parking at the Long Beach terminal was hassle free and safe for our car. Though the $105 we had to pay for the parking was unfortunate, it was a great option for us to know that we didn't have to worry about our car, and enabled a quick escape at the end of the cruise (we got out of the ship and terminal in a matter of 20 min including customs!). We were able to board the ship earlier than the 1 o'clock time stated on the website. We got on about 12:30 and there were already so many people on board that we had trouble finding a seat on the Lido deck while we waited for our room to be open at 2pm.

As stated in many other review across the web, the decor of the ship is very pink and a bit tacky, but nothing so bad to ruin a cruise. We don't choose a ship solely based on the decor anyways. The layout of the whole ship had both of us and many other guests finding it hard to find a way across the ship without being stuck behind a dining room. Also, the ceilings are very low at around 7 feet in most of the areas.

Cabin Review

Aft-View Extended Balcony

Cabin 8M

Great balcony, good closet space, worth the money. Above a bar so the first few night you must get used to noise as you go to sleep.

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