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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Poor for Adults, Great for Kids

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by Ricardo40

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Interior

This cruise was very average and nothing to recommend people on, most of the staff are fantastic (and completely over-worked).

The ship was OK but looking poorly for a twelve year old ship, and the layout as good once you got accustomed. Hygiene is not Carnival strong point, so you have to be pro-active here as most of the passengers are not.

The Good:

-The kids facilities are good, the water parks and ocean camp are excellent, the Cat in the Hat activities are very good too.

-The buffet was better than some other ships I've been on but the food don't change at all.

-The Red Frog Pub had a good vibe.

-The stateroom was cosy and clean.

-Good movies on the pool deck at night.

The Bad:

-The dining room food and service was very average, less of 'The Show' and more of imaginative food please.

-The theatre shows very average except for the Illusionist who was great.

-The bar service was slow.

-The cruise director was very average and basically called the passengers bogans!

-The photos are too expensive and mostly poorly shot.

This ship is positioned at the cheap and of the market, but I had the feeling that Carnival was cutting expenses everywhere to total maximise profit at the passengers enjoyment.

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