This was my 11th cruise since 1987. 3rd on Carnival. We chose Carnival due to cost and departure port and because most of our group had never sailed before. We were 13 total including 3 children ages 3, 5 and 6.
If you have read any of my previous reviews, I always start by saying "There is no such thing as a bad cruise". I mean this sincerely. Put me on a ship for 7 days in warm weather, feed me, clean for me, offer me drinks with umbrellas..... It's hard to complain.
Having made that disclaimer.. I will give you my opinions of the Carnival Splendor.