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Carnival Splendor

When it comes to cruising, Carnival Splendor is in a class of its own. Despite being able to hold upwards of 4,000 guests, there’s no chance of ever feeling overcrowded on this huge ship. As well as the incredible cuisine, spacious cabins and fun-filled decks, the ship’s highlight is the enormous spa, spanning over two decks and waiting to transport guests to new realms of relaxation. Whether you’re travelling on your own, in a couple or as a family, this is the perfect cruise ship to take you on the holiday of a lifetime.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/07/2008
Tonnage 113300
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 28
Number Of Decks 13
Number Of Elevators 18
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 5
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3002
Crew 1150
Refurbished 01/01/2012

Ship Facilities

Dining onboard Carnival Splendor is always a culinary event, no matter which venue you choose. From the formal dining rooms, to casual buffets and intimate reservations-only supper clubs, you’ll be indulging in some of the best food at sea. Even kids will be able to enjoy the variety of cuisine as the children’s menus feature plenty of hit dishes including spaghetti and meatballs, burgers, hotdogs, pizza, and tasty desserts.

The Gold Pearl and The Black Pearl are the two main dining rooms onboard the ship and offer the option of assigned seating during two sittings or guests can simply walk in when they are hungry. Serving up three courses of beautifully presented food, cruisers can also expect friendly and attentive service, with the Carnival twist of singing and dancing waiting staff. For more casual, buffet-style mealtimes, the Splendido Lido is the place to go for self-serve dishes from around the world. Meanwhile, Mongolian Wok and Masala are two great venues if you want to spice up your food choices.

However, if you’re willing to spend a little more money, Carnival Splendor also offers some more special and intimate dining opportunities.

  • The Pinnacle Steakhouse- a classic Steakhouse serving mouth-watering cuts of meat and delicious sides to accompany them
  • The Pink Pearl- the Chef’s Table is an exclusive experience for up to 14 guests who wish to splash out on a tour of the galley, followed by several exceptional courses specially prepared just for them.

The most difficult part of life onboard Carnival Splendor is choosing which amazing piece of entertainment to go to next. The main venue is the theatre, where guests can expect all-singing, all-dancing live shows by the spellbinding Playlist Productions, while those looking for a night of laughter can head to The Punchliner Comedy Club for family-friendly shows, becoming less PG as the night progresses.

If you enjoy live music, there are also plenty of different venues to try out. From rock and roll at the RedFrog pub to karaoke singalongs at the Piano Bar, there is something to suit every music taste.

Even those who like to enjoy a late night are well catered for onboard the ship, as The Red Carpet, the ship’s club, features live DJs until the early hours of the morning.

Other bars and lounges

  • Splendor Bar- the ship’s lobby bar, this venue is always lively
  • Robusto Bar- come here for a sophisticated drink in an elegant setting
  • Our House- the go-to venue for sports lovers
  • Oceanview Bar- an intimate venue, perfect for a romantic drink while admiring the view
  • El Mojito- a Havana-inspired bar, ideal if you love a mojito or glass of wine
  • The Cool- reminiscent of a Jazz Club, this is a quiet spot to enjoy a whiskey
  • Grand Piano- if you like singalongs, you’ll love this piano bar
  • El Morocco- the ship’s secondary theatre, El Morocco hosts comedy shows and karaoke
  • Splendido Bars- flanking the ship’s pools, these lively bars are best for an al-fresco cocktail

Outdoor recreation

One of the biggest draws of Carnival Splendor is its three pools and five hot tubs, as well as water slides and kid’s Splash Park. Whether you want to jump right into the water or hang back on the sun loungers flanking each pool, this is the place to be on the ship. There are even daily competitions held in this area, from bean bag tossing to hairy chest contests!

Fitness and sports enthusiasts will also be delighted by the facilities onboard. From intensive workouts at the state-of-the-art gym, equipped with exercise machines and free weights, to a bit of competition on the sports court, mini-golf course and ping pong tables, there’s something that will get everyone up and moving.

Indoor recreation

If your idea of the perfect holiday is all about taking it easy, there’s nowhere better to do so than onboard Carnival Splendor. Kick your downtime off with a few hours dozing on one of the many sun loungers dotted across the deck. Step things up a gear by heading to the Cloud 9 Spa, where guests can enjoy everything from a dip in the soothing thalassotherapy pool to a steam room, sauna and 17 treatment rooms. There is even an onboard salon offering grooming services for both men and women.

However, spoiling yourself doesn’t have to stop there. With various shops and boutiques in the atrium, you can pick up a duty-free treat to remind you of the amazing cruise experience. This area also houses a card room, library and internet café, perfect if you want to find some peace and quiet for a little while.

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