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Smith

Age: 41

Occupation:HR

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Splendor

Sailing Date: 2014-04-19

Itinerary: Bahamas

Overall, it was a good time away from the office...

Bland food, no wow factor...expected more.

Good, roomy cabin. Service was good.

Ok shows and entertainment.



Overall, it was a good time away from the office...however...the service in the Gold Pearl Restaurant was sub-par. It seemed as though every waiter was in training during our cruise. Only a few knew what to do and they were overwhelmed with trying to make up for the "newbies." Our waiter was not up to the task. He disappeared often, and couldn't take an order if he tried. The food was bland and the steaks - prime rib, sirloin etc. we're not cooked to order.

This is not a family friendly ship and I DO NOT recommend anyone who wants a relaxing vacation to cruise the splendor. Kids of all ages ran wild on the ship. Some, not all, but some parents "expected" the entire ship to watch their kids. I'm not joking when I say that Tweens and teens were up all hours of the night BANGING on cabin doors and RUNNING up and down the halls. Over 1200 kids were on the ship, which isn't a problem except that security was so lax so they ran wild without any parental guidance. Kids as young as 6 we're riding elevators alone and reeking havoc. Carnival better get this kinda thing under control because I heard MANY complaints from other passengers about this I even heard complaints from passengers with children who were appalled by the behavior of some of the kids on board.

I cruised with carnival in 2010 and none of the above went on. Food and service was great and no kids running wild. What happen to carnival in the last 4 years?!? I honestly think the splendor is understaffed and management on board and at corporate doesn't have a clue in how to run a ship. Out of sight, out of mind. My next cruise will be with one of their competitors. Even though they are the most affordable cruise line...don't do it. Save your money and cruise with someone else.

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