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★★★★☆

“Overall we had a very good cruise. Carnival lived up...”

Written on: 19/07/2008

Overall we had a very good cruise. Carnival lived up to their name of being a Fun Ship. Good food and entertainment with a friendly staff. My only major beef was the smoking, in the disco, casino and piano bar. Other than that I highly recommend this ship… Read Full Review

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“Overall I would rate it 7 out of 10. My overall...”

Written on: 19/07/2008

Overall I would rate it 7 out of 10. My overall feeling was that Carnival is now catering to the family as the Kids Club seems to be very well staffed, with games etc. etc. The drinking age is 21 and over and coming from Canada where the drinking age is 19 - was a bit difficult for my 2 sons 20 and 19. Our waiter did say he would be fired if the boys had wine at dinner so obviously we did not have any wine. We checked at the front desk and they confirmed this is the case. The pink circle… Read Full Review

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“We had a very pleasant cruise form Dover to Amsterdam...”

Written on: 13/07/2008 by lostinvegas (1 review written)

We had a very pleasant cruise form Dover to Amsterdam and back. Our only other cruise experience was with P&O on a 14 night journey around the med. I would say P&O and Carnival are a very similar standard. The staff were a little better on P&O and it was a little more up market but the atmosphere on Carnival is a little more lively. Avoid the art auctions at all cost. The splendour was a very smooth ride and its best feature is the Lido deck with retractable room. We spent most early evenings… Read Full Review

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“A fun ship the Carnival Splendo was not.Decor was a...”

Written on: 05/06/2009

A fun ship the Carnival Splendo was not.Decor was a bit strange but O.K.Only rarely did we see the captain unlike other ships we have been on. Food generally good but repetitive, but to be expected on a long cruise 32 days.Service good, cabins clean… Read Full Review

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“Check in on 31 January 2009 for the Brazil/Carribean...”

Written on: 14/04/2009 by paulinemott (1 review written)

Check in on 31 January 2009 for the Brazil/Carribean cruise was diabolical. Carnival were not prepared for such a large contingency of passengers, why not? They knew we were coming!!! We queued for 2.5 hours before eventually arriving at baggage x-ray machines (only 2 for 2,500 passengers), only to be sent out of the Terminal because of some security alert (we never did find out what). Another 4.5 hours later, after standing waiting in another Terminal across the road, we boarded ship, with… Read Full Review

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“I agree with the previous comments that by...”

Written on: 28/12/2008

I agree with the previous comments that by automatically adding a 15% gratuity to every purchase it leaves little incentive for staff to "go the extra mile" and lead us to cancel the up front gratuity - something we have never done before. It may also be that this is the typical American cruise experience - it is our first time in the US as well as first time with Carnival so it may just be that European expectations are vastly different from those of our American cousins. Suffice to say that… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Going ashore was a slow process of mustering, queueing...”

Written on: 04/12/2008

Going ashore was a slow process of mustering, queueing and waiting. That's to be expected when only one gangway was in use. We were fortunate that tenders were not being used. The Captain was conspicuous by his absence as were the ships officers.
The food was probably the best entertainment on the ship. Each day a gastronomic magical mystery tour. The Carnival Splendor is a lovely ship although we had to ask what all the coloured balls were meant to represent… Read Full Review

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“Glitzy ship unfortunately seemed to have lost its Fun...”

Written on: 10/11/2008 by groovygang (1 review written)

Glitzy ship unfortunately seemed to have lost its Fun appeal maybe this will be found again in the Carribean. Should have ensured they had more entertainment and all facilities were available for families with children, Overall typical Carnival not formal. Certainly not be put off of cruising with them and I have cruised with most of the big Cruise Lines. (You get what you pay for and no more) Gratuities should not be added automatically this would improve service… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Overall we had a wonderful experience. The cabin was...”

Written on: 02/11/2008 by mouse62 (1 review written)

Overall we had a wonderful experience. The cabin was nice and well taken care of. Towel animals were cute, although some were unrecognizable. We would sail with Carnival again… Read Full Review

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“This is supposed to be Carnivals flagship, my advice...”

Written on: 14/09/2008

This is supposed to be Carnivals flagship, my advice if you English stay well clear of them. You pay your gratuities when you depart port and you pay a surcharge on all your drinks! We were very disappointed in this cruise and will not use Carnival again. There is also a really annoying cruise director who is always on your tv in your cabin, as for the lido self service its like wacky races so shambolic its not true and if you leave… Read Full Review

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“Although we have been on quite a few cruises we have...”

Written on: 18/08/2008 by ChrisBilsland (1 review written)

Although we have been on quite a few cruises we have never actually travelled twice with the same line. Odd I know but at least we're not biased to any one company which is a fault we often find with fellow passengers.

We like the American approach to vacations and thoroughly enjoyed our Baltic cruise and the Carnival ship. We would have liked more formal evenings but thats not the style of this particular line. This is probably the best ship for families (both young and old) because there is… Read Full Review

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“Good points, ports of call, food in Golden Pearl...”

Written on: 08/08/2008 by netbar (1 review written)

Good points, ports of call, food in Golden Pearl restaurant, room stewardess and waitresses in the restaurant. Bad points, Entertainment during the day, rudeness of some staff, cruise director. The ship seem to be lacking something. Not as enjoyable as the two previous cruises we have had with Carnival… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Cruising in europe is different from that in america....”

Written on: 04/08/2008

Cruising in europe is different from that in america. The european market and it's demands should make carnival deliver more class and style. The northen europe itinary was top class but the end result was far from what I would expect for the price... I think they should learn from royal carribean… Read Full Review

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“Carnival needs to realise that what works in the US...”

Written on: 30/07/2008

Carnival needs to realise that what works in the US will not work in other parts of the world. If Carnival wants to provide US style cruising then by all means stay in the US were they are appreciated by a style of client that enjoys this type of cruising. But do not waste peoples time and money who come to the European Cruise Market for the class and culture that this wonderful Continent in renowned for. Carnival needs to reconsider their entry into the European Market as their crass US style… Read Full Review

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James David Bailey's Comment

Written on: 01/08/2008

I agree with this review because...I could not agree more, the food was fantastic and service, but the ship let it down.

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Netbar's Comment

Written on: 09/08/2008

I agree with this review because... It is 100% how we felt. Plus the amount of smokers in certain bars prevented non-smokers from going in them, such as the piano bar. We kept getting told what a great night it was in there late on in the evening, but as an ex-smoker and a non smoker did not want to go because of all the smoke. This crusie was no where near as good as the two we had taken before with Carnival around the Caribbean. It was like sailing with a totally different company.

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★★★★☆

“Had a great time on board. Food and friendly staff...”

Written on: 27/07/2008

Had a great time on board. Food and friendly staff made the holiday, but layout of the ship let it down… Read Full Review

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“Staff always had a smile and saying hello, ship was...”

Written on: 26/07/2008 by james david bailey (1 review written)

Staff always had a smile and saying hello, ship was clean. A great holiday, staff and food made it for us, ship let it down… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Overall the Carnival Splendor ship was great, we had a...”

Written on: 14/07/2008 by haras32 (1 review written)

Overall the Carnival Splendor ship was great, we had a fab time and there was pleanty of choice for evening entertainment. The restaurants were fab too and the main restaurant (black or gold pearl) was great. At the end of the meal the waiters would get up and dance on the tables. Very entertaining.

Also try out the spa, $35 for a day pass. It was great and even though we went when we had a day at sea it wasn't as busy as we thought it would be… Read Full Review

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