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Overview

First launched in 2008 and last updated in early 2016, Carnival Splendor lacks the "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades that passengers love. That said, the ship still offers classic amenities like the Cloud 9 Spa and the popular Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. For more active guests, activities include volleyball, mini-golf and the Twister waterslide. Adults can grab a drink at one of the multiple bars, while kids and teens can participate in age-appropriate youth programs.

In terms of lodging, guests can choose from Interior or Ocean View cabins for a compact but budget-friendly option, or spring for a Balcony or Suite stateroom for more space to sprawl out. All cabins offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs.

In the evening, families can grab a meal at one of the four dining venues, including a specialty steakhouse (for an extra fee), before taking in a movie at the Seaside Theater. Keep in mind that with more than 3,000 passengers and 1,150 crew members on board, the ship doesn't offer the same level of personalized service as other ships within the fleet. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Splendor departs from Los Angeles for sailings in Mexico and Hawaii

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First launched in 2008 and last updated in early 2016, Carnival Splendor lacks the "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades that passengers love. That said, the ship still offers classic amenities like the Cloud 9 Spa and the popular Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. For more active guests, activities include volleyball, mini-golf and the Twister waterslide. Adults can grab a drink at one of the multiple bars, while kids and teens can participate in age-appropriate youth programs.

In terms of lodging, guests can choose from Interior or Ocean View cabins for a compact but budget-friendly option, or spring for a Balcony or Suite stateroom for more space to sprawl out. All cabins offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs.

In the evening, families can grab a meal at one of the four dining venues, including a specialty steakhouse (for an extra fee), before taking in a movie at the Seaside Theater. Keep in mind that with more than 3,000 passengers and 1,150 crew members on board, the ship doesn't offer the same level of personalized service as other ships within the fleet. 

In 2018-19, Carnival Splendor departs from Los Angeles for sailings in Mexico and Hawaii

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2008

Pros & Cons

  • Ship sails to Hawaii for 2018-19 season

  • Ship lacks "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades

3.60Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.7Traveler Rating »
  • 3.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Splendor ranks #22 out of 25 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Splendor offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Splendor contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Splendor deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2336 guests have reviewed Carnival Splendor, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.8 out of 5(2336 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples40.2%
Families w/older children18.2%
Families w/young children10.6%
Singles/Friends10.6%
Groups7.7%
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Ship Photos

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