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  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-2 - Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Chefs Table for $75 per person.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-cooks - Revel in a multicourse dinner prepared by the master chefs of Chef's Table during your Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-lobster-tail - A lobster tail entrée prepared at Chefs Table during a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Lido-Grill  - The Lido Grill aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Sports-Bar - Watch your favorite teams at the Sports Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Red-Carpet-Disco - The Red Carpet Disco aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Twister-Waterslide - The Twister Waterslide aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Aft-Pool - The aft pool aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Grand-Piano-Bar - The Grand Piano Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Lido-Aft-Bar - The Lido Aft Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Main-Showroom - Look for a wide range of live shows in the Main Showroom aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Lido-Pool - The Lido Pool aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Seaside-Theatre - Catch Hollywood movies and special showings on the big digital screen in the poolside Seaside Theatre aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-at-sea -  Carnival Splendor sails in and around the Caribbean during winter months. Summer cruises include Eastern Caribbean destinations as well as cruises to Atlantic Canada and New England.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Cabo-3 - On cruises to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Carnival Splendor sails to the place where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Lido-Pool - The Lido Pool aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Seaside-Theatre - Catch Hollywood movies and special showings on the big digital screen in the poolside Seaside Theatre aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-2 - Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Chefs Table for $75 per person.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table-lobster-tail - A lobster tail entrée prepared at Chefs Table during a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Cruise-Lines-dining-Chefs-Table - A dessert sampler plate at Chef's Table aboard a Carnival cruise.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Twister-Waterslide - The Twister Waterslide aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Aft-Pool - The aft pool aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Grand-Piano-Bar - The Grand Piano Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-in-Long-Beach - Carnival Splendor approaches Long Beach Harbor in Southern California.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Lido-Aft-Bar - The Lido Aft Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Main-Showroom - Look for a wide range of live shows in the Main Showroom aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Cabo-1 - Sunset aboard the Carnival Splendor in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Cabo-2 - The 952-foot Carnival Splendor takes cruise lovers on voyages of two to five or six to nine days.
  • Carnival-Splendor-in-LA - Carnival Splendor entertains guests happy with four dining venues, 22 lounges and bars, two show venues and four pools.
  • Maine-lighthouse-2 - Maine's spectacular rocky coastline is dotted with lighthouses dating back 200 years.
  • Carnival-Splendor-Red-Carpet-Disco - The Red Carpet Disco aboard Carnival Splendor.
  • Half-Moon-Cay-Bahamas-2 - Horseback riding, hiking and nature walks are as popular as the beaches and snorkeling at Half Moon Cay, one  of about 700 islands that make up the Bahamas.
  • Half-Moon-Cay-Bahamas - Cruise the Bahamas and spend a day swimming, sunning and snorkeling at the beautiful beaches at Half Moon Cay.
  • Maine-lighthouse-2 - Maine's spectacular rocky coastline is dotted with lighthouses dating back 200 years.
  • Maine-lighthouse-3 - An operating lighthouse on Maine's picturesque coast.
  • Maine-lighthouse - Carnival Cruise Line's Lighthouses of Maine tour takes you to three historic lighthouses along the coastline.

Carnival Splendor: Photo tour & ship overview

Have you sailed on Carnival Splendor? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

As the first in a new class of Fun Ships, Carnival Splendor offers a host of innovative onboard features and facilities, highlighted by a 21,000-square-foot health and fitness center — one of the largest at sea — which features Carnival's first  thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool covered by a glass dome.

El Morocco Lounge hosts comedy shows, musical performances, karaoke and more. The Royal Flush Casino incites visions of winning, while the onboard jazz club, The Cool, simply says it all without saying a word. And the Pinnacle Steakhouse can be found not only at the height of elegant dining, but at the apex of the ship.

If you list "splish" and "splash" among your favorite terms, there's the Carnival Twister Waterslide. How about floating or swimming around? Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day.

Where Carnival Splendor sails

Home ports: New York with occasional sailings from Baltimore

Destinations: Carnival Splendor sails in and around the Caribbean during winter months, with stops that may include Grand Turk; Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas; Freeport, The Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Summer cruises include Eastern Caribbean destinations as well as a Canadian cruise to Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia with stops in Portland, Maine and Boston.

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Top dining options

Chef’s Table

Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.

Lido Restaurant

Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

Pinnacle Steakhouse

The Pinnacle Steakhouse is Manhattan-chic, and the menu includes gourmet delicacies and mouth-watering favorites for every appetite.

The Taste Bar

Stop into The Taste Bar for a new and different delicacy each day. 

Entertainment & activities

The Grand Piano Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
Rick Diaz / Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesThe Grand Piano Bar aboard Carnival Splendor.
 

The Punchliner Comedy Club

Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.

Carnival WaterWorks

This onboard water park features two waterslides: Drainpipe and Twister. At the center of Carnival WaterWorks is a giant, 300-gallon dump bucket that combines water and gravity in a way that's sure to soak.

Carnival's Seaside Theatre

Guests can watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen while relaxing in a pool or lounging on a beach chair. 

Serenity Adult-Only Retreat

The Serenity area lets adults spend time with other adults. Read a book, enjoy the view, sip something from the bar or just enjoy some quality time to yourself.  

Royal Flush Casino

Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.

Mini-Golf Course

Have a swinging good time on the Carnival Splendor Sky deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is beautiful.

Bars & lounges

El Morocco Aft Lounge

Meet, greet, chill and chat at the El Morocco Aft Lounge. It's an ideal place to have a drink, tell friends a joke and listen to live music.

Piano Bar

Piano Bar is the swanky, jazzy bar setting designed for laid-back, fun times. The live music may even encourage a sing-along or two.

Catch Hollywood movies and special showings on the big digital screen in the poolside Seaside Theatre aboard Carnival Splendor.
Rick Diaz / Courtesy of Carnival Cruise LinesCatch Hollywood movies and special showings on the big digital screen in the poolside Seaside Theatre aboard Carnival Splendor.

Spa & fitness

Cloud 9 Spa

The Thalassotherapy Pool at Cloud 9 Spa features jets of water that massage your body in a special formulation of ocean water rich with trace elements of vitamins. Treat yourself to a daily or voyage pass for access then let the calming waters do the rest.

Spa Carnival

Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.

Fitness Center

There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Surrounding the facility are the 68 exclusive spa staterooms, a first for Carnival. Guests in spa staterooms will have exclusive entry access to the adjacent spa facilities and will receive a wide array of special offerings including priority spa appointments, unlimited use of the thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool, complimentary fitness classes and other amenities.

Family-friendly options

Camp Carnival

Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.

Circle “C”

Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at “Circle C” as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.

Club O2

Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Carnival Splendor
  • Where: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • What: Seaside Theatre
  • Where: Carnival Splendor

  • What: Twister Waterslide
  • Where: Carnival Splendor
  • Relaxing at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
  • Testing your luck at the onboard casino
  • Splishing and splashing on the Twister Waterslide

Top dining options on board

Chef's Table

  • Style: Gourmet
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Lido Restaurant

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Fast facts

3,006 Passengers [?]
1,150 Crew
13 Decks
2008 Maiden voyage
113,300 Tonnage [?]
952 Length in feet
144 Width in feet (max beam)
24 speed (mph) [?]

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