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New York (Manhattan) Carnival Splendor Cruise Reviews

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Cabin staff made a towel cake and left on the bed for my wife's birthday
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Splendor from Moreton bay island. Cried having to get back on.
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Carnival Splendor; Our Bad Experience

Review for Carnival Splendor to Canada & New England

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potters2308
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Hopefully our telling this critic review will be helpful to others .. We are just getting back from our trip on Carnival Splendor 7 days from NY to Canada/New England date of our trip 10/04/15 to 10/11/15 .. We booked spa cabin (but didn't use spa at all will explain) Room 10th front of boat .. We would like to address our POOR rating first maybe it should be only god but after ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Interior


Only 6 More Cruises to Diamond; I Might Not Make It.

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Clamshell
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Splendor cruise ranked right down near the bottom of my nearly 40 cruises. I'll not blame Carnival for the 'rocking and rolling' caused by weather, they have no control over that. The staterooms were kept clean by the overly syrupy-sweet cabin attendant, but that is to be expected. The food was not good. If they had a Burger King on board, I'd have been happier. The burger I did have on ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Interior


Food; is that what passengers are calling it?

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alaskalu0720
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was by far the worst cruise I have ever taken. It started off bad and ended bad. First of all, I just getting to the ship on October 4th was a hassle. Months and weeks before the cruise, Carnival stated in their emails to plan on boarding the ship between the hours of noon and 3:00pm for a smooth departure. There was no need to board sooner as we would have plenty of time to enjoy the ship ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


Carnival Splendor New England/Canada Cruise

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queenoftwdw
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Overall the cruise was wonderful---I have always enjoyed reading all the reviews and after 27 Carnival cruises i guess it's time to start speaking up!!! Went on the Splendor 10/4 Canada cruise The ship Splendor is one of those ..you have to do down to go up to one of the restaurants---don't love that! We had and aft extended cabin--wasn't really worth it on this cruise--the cabin is a bit ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Birthday cruise was nice.

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NiceBob7
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second cruise on the Splendor this year we when on the vehicle back in August to the Carb (see my review on that) Getting there was a horror as NYC had bike race outside closing down the West Side Highway and took us extra hour and half to get the pier and park our car. That delay was Godspeed as we check in and where on the boat within 10 minutes and no wait. Which was great. This ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


Super nice staff and crew, but quality wasn't as good.

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awdcruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We loved all the staff we came in contact with, everyone had smiles on their faces! You could tell each of them really loved what they did! They made it fun! We were disappointed in the quality of the ship, the condition it was in, and some of the things offered that weren't full quality (like the spa area not working often, the spa suite wasn't anything special like it was advertised, and ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Suite


A cruise for 80 year olds; beware.

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Ohio gran
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Well, let's start with the good: food was mediocre, dining room service was excellent when they remembered what we ordered, the casino.....ok so that's about it. Now the bad: there were more canes, wheelchairs and walkers than in a nursing home, with that being said, Carnival should know their clientele and not play Pink or Lady Gaga on the big screen or play nightly Marvel Comics movies. When ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Fantastic Crew Saves Cruise from Being Disaster

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busyone
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We planned this cruise for more than a year to celebrate our retirement so we were really looking forward to it. I wish I could rate it better for the sake of the outstanding crew, but it was a bit of a disappointment. Not everything was bad, but the overall cruise was mediocre. It started at embarkation. We arrived at the port around 11:45 and dropped off our luggage without any problems. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not Our Idea of Fun

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sueelward
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

What is this obsession with fun? And why do Carnival think that loud pop music, gambling and smoking constitute fun? And what is a fun shop? It's just a shop! Perhaps it is just cultural thing because we were Brits on an American ship but we definitely will not be going with Carnival again. The ship is clean and we enjoyed the ports visited but we would no more choose this type of cruise ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Very good except for the food

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gomgar38
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I had been on the Carnival Legend twice 2003 and 2004. I didn't find the Splendor to be as outdated and worn as some of the reviews I read on this site. Embarkation was very smooth and went pretty fast. We were on the ship be about 1:15. The cabins were almost ready. We went to have lunch on the Lido deck. My first disappointment was the food selection. It looks as though Carnival is ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


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