Our end of year cruise was an amazing experience. We decided to combine a 14 day Hawaiian Cruise Adventure with a 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise. It could not have been better. Along the way we met some amazing people and had some very memorable memories.
We will outline the details of the trip below.
This was the 4th time we have been on the Carnival Splendor. Thankfully the ship has been refurbished a couple of times since our last cruise. It was in great order, so no complaints in that area.
1. Room: This was a standard Balcony room. Spacious enough for us both (pictures included in gallery below). We had two daily turn-downs, this said we cannot say enough about our room Steward Rattikorn. She was Johnny on the spot, or Jane on the spot. Always catering to us. She was amazing.
2. Spa: We spent loads of time here. We had Bamboo Massages, Hot Stone Massages, Deep Tissue Massages, and simply enjoying the Spa amenities. The Thalasso Hot Water Pool is so therapeutic after those long excursion days. The Oriental Steam room (too hot for my taste), and the other steam room so inviting with their warm chairs and molded to your body recliners. Although the massages can be pricey, well worth it. Just the Spa entrance is definitely an affordable option.
3. Entertainment: The entertainment on the ship is non stop. Whether it be a Broadway style show in the main showroom, Latin music in the Bolero room, DJ sounds on the Lido Deck, pop-up games anywhere and everywhere on the ship, entertainment was not lacking on the Splendor. With the awesome Dara Jazzlyn in the Piano Bar, the Comedy club never being better, and endless guest serenading you with their rendition of our favorite tunes boredom is not an option.
4. Food: Now this was probably the highlight of the cruise. The food has never been better. Outside of a couple of items not to our taste, most EVERTHING else was so delicious. For a 21 day adventure, food does become the most important thing. We will cover more food within the Dining portion of the site.
Philip and Andrew are hardworking individuals who value their profession but also enjoy a little bit of fun as time and budget permits.