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Brian Orlando

Age: 50


Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Sailing Date: 2012-03-16

Itinerary: Mexican Riviera

Nothing bad to say, just never once "Wowed." Shouldn't a cruise ship have a 'wow factor?' This one doesn't. Maybe if you've never been on a cruise ship, you might be wowed by the size, but this one is dated and unimpressive.

The buffets were better than Denny's, but not by much. The specialty food venues were good to surprisingly good, but the main dining rooms just re-hashed the buffet line, with a few additional exceptions, that, since it was not the norm, seemed pretty good.

Well maintained and clean, small, but that's expected on a cruise ship. Unless you spend the top dollar price for the very best suites, the cabins are at least "good" for the value.

Some were good, but kind of silly. We never (on land) play bingo, so playing bingo on a week long vacation to exciting destinations probably makes a statement about the quality of available on-board activities we participated in. Fun, or the best we could do? You decide. But the comedy club was actually pretty entertaining, especially the adults-only showings.

Didn't take any excursions...beach bound is for us.

For the week we sailed, every day at sea was either; cold, cloudy, windy, choppy water, or all of the above. Polls were closed on top, and the retractable roof was closed most of the time. Not much fun during the day at sea.

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