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I have traveled on Norwegian Cruise lines two times prior to Carnival Cruise lines. I cruised for my birthday with friends and it did not meet the standards of our prior cruise experiences. I was very saddened to immediately note that the staff on Carnival were not the friendliest. The body language makes it evident that they do not want to be bothered or dislike their jobs. I asked a question to guest services and they basically did not answer me but directed me to a kiosk that they have. The kiosks are great and convenient but my questions could have definitely been addressed by him. The second day of cruising, I encountered a bartender who became upset because no additional tips was left. The scenario was that I was waiting for a straw for my coca cola, he was holding it while I signed the receipt, when he noted the tip was not left, he crumbled the receipt and handed the straw to someone else. My concern with this action is that we are charged a per day gratuity as well as an additional 15% on the bar bill. The food was sub par and repetitive, not much of a selection. The Mongolian and Tandoori restaurants were supposedly opened 12:30-3:00 pm and the Tandoori I never saw open. I loved the port of calls, but this ship lacked a variety of food, the alcoholic beverages seemed watered down, I was at the bar when my pina colada was being made and I jokingly told the bartender " oh come on I'm on vacation I'm sure you can add a little more" and he did, but I wonder if that little bit of alcohol is being added to the drinking why are those drinks so expensive? In regards to entertainment and professionalism from the workers that needs to be worked on in order to make the experience better. The cabins were okay, the showers have no door to protect the water from running out into the floor. I'm sure there are things I am forgetting which I will update later. Overall, this experience was okay, nothing fantastic.

Just Okay

Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by mmunoz8225

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I have traveled on Norwegian Cruise lines two times prior to Carnival Cruise lines. I cruised for my birthday with friends and it did not meet the standards of our prior cruise experiences. I was very saddened to immediately note that the staff on Carnival were not the friendliest. The body language makes it evident that they do not want to be bothered or dislike their jobs. I asked a question to guest services and they basically did not answer me but directed me to a kiosk that they have. The kiosks are great and convenient but my questions could have definitely been addressed by him. The second day of cruising, I encountered a bartender who became upset because no additional tips was left. The scenario was that I was waiting for a straw for my coca cola, he was holding it while I signed the receipt, when he noted the tip was not left, he crumbled the receipt and handed the straw to someone else. My concern with this action is that we are charged a per day gratuity as well as an additional 15% on the bar bill. The food was sub par and repetitive, not much of a selection. The Mongolian and Tandoori restaurants were supposedly opened 12:30-3:00 pm and the Tandoori I never saw open. I loved the port of calls, but this ship lacked a variety of food, the alcoholic beverages seemed watered down, I was at the bar when my pina colada was being made and I jokingly told the bartender " oh come on I'm on vacation I'm sure you can add a little more" and he did, but I wonder if that little bit of alcohol is being added to the drinking why are those drinks so expensive? In regards to entertainment and professionalism from the workers that needs to be worked on in order to make the experience better. The cabins were okay, the showers have no door to protect the water from running out into the floor. I'm sure there are things I am forgetting which I will update later. Overall, this experience was okay, nothing fantastic.
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The cabins were okay, the showers have no door to protect the water from running out into the floor. I'm sure there are things I am forgetting which I will update later.
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