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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 2479 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(2479 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples39.9%
Families w/older children18%
Families w/young children10.5%
Singles/Friends10.5%
Groups7.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Incredible Experience

May 23rd, 2019

Am heartbroken that I waited so long to go on a cruise. Eager to go again.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

May 23rd, 2019

It isn’t amazing. It’s still fun. If you are Into partying this is the cruise line for you. If you want to have fun and not be on a super crazy party ship I would recommend royal Caribbean highly. The food was good at the buffet but lunch is better than dinner. At dinner at the buffet if is only open on one half and the deserts are horrible! They are Constantly jiggly! They use so much gelatin it’s like eating a slug! The deserts at lunch are awesome! They serve delicious cakes! The deli is fantastic! I would recommend the meatball. The ships are small and outdated but the splendor will be remodeled fall 2019 which it desperately needs. If you want to go on a Mexican riviera cruise wait until this ship comes out of dry dock.

Mexican Rivera

May 23rd, 2019

Wonderful memories made for our 25th Anniversary! We had an aft balcony, laughed our abs off at the comedy shows, and ate way to much. We sailed in Cabo, shopped in Mazatlán and took a boat to a rainforest for great food and entertainment. Not one dull moment!

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

First cruise to Mexican Riviera

May 22nd, 2019

Carnival is NOT a cruiseline we will use again or recommend to anybody. Our steward and waiters were really awesome but the drink packages and the hassle it was to get a drink (soda) is beyond ridiculous. There weren't a whole lot of things to do on the ship. We wanted to play card games as a group and there weren't many places to do this. Also wasn't that impressed with the Mexican Riviera. The waters were pretty rough on the 2 days at sea coming back.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

May 21st, 2019

We did not enjoy this cruise as much as others due to the dining experience alone. It was horrible. Our waiter was constantly apologizing and for good reason, but it became more and more uncomfortable for all of us. He then blamed the poor service on the fact that one of our friends had a gluten allergy... crazy! Also, the lines for mongolian! Omg. So long! The entertainment was amazing! Do not miss Patrick Duffy in the piano bar!

We found the Spendor splendid!

May 20th, 2019

We went on Splendor in 2011, our first cruise. Fun to sail her again when we turned platinum & to be experienced cruisers now...yeah, there’s lines, things weren’t 100% perfect but our ship had nothing but folks trying their best. Anything that bugged, was addressed, ASAP. Not just because of platinum status, people didn’t even know, because we treated them with kindness & respect & we were given that back. Loved it. Loved our Captain & Lee our Cruise Director - our dining team, steward team, fun squad...

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

An amazing experience for my first cruise.

May 20th, 2019

Had a great experience for my first ever cruise. Look forward to doing many more cruises in my future.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

May 18th, 2019

Very unique, friendly staff, and great food on this ship! Only had one issue with one of the staff members from the pixel department, but management quickly resolved it. Wonderful ship!

Love Hawai’i not the ship

May 18th, 2019

People and location of cruise wonderful. Ship needs updates.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Little rough but fun

May 18th, 2019

The best part of this Cruise was we got engaged!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

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