Carnival Cruise Line's Latest Ship - Splendor

Upon arrival to San Francisco we were picked up in a Limo to be taken to our hotel. I was talking with the driver as I took in all the scenery on our way to the hotel. I asked the Limo driver if we could stop at a store before he dropped us off. A few minutes later he asked me if the Safeway would be alright. I said that would be better than the un safeway…I thought he was asking about which way to drive us to the Hyatt, I didn’t realize the Safeway was a store!! =) 

The Hyatt at Fisherman’s Warf was in an excellent location & close to shopping, food, and attractions. I thought the rooms at the hotel were a good size and clean which one would expect from a Hyatt. They also had a bar and restaurant on site which made it very convenient. We were able to walk from the hotel to many different tourist attractions. I thought San Francisco was a nice destination and was pleasantly surprised at how nice the locals were. We also did a Grayline city tour while we were there. There was a ton of history & information given on the tour. We stopped at several key San Francisco tourist spots including driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and then stopped for pictures. I would recommend that tour, as well as the Alcatraz tour which we didn’t have time to see this time.

Carnival Splendor

I liked the Carnival Splendor’s décor. There was a lot of pink, and I just love pink. The dinning rooms had a lot of pink, but there were other common areas like the theater, cigar bar, library which had less pink. My favorite spot on the ship was of course the disco. There were many different age ranges in the disco and they played mostly hip hop music which seemed to be enjoyed by all ages. If hip hop wasn’t your type of music there was a piano bar right across the hall. I thought all the staff was very kind and if you even looked like you needed something they would ask if there was anything you needed. The food was very good. There were many different choices including a 24 Pizzeria. In the main dining room at the end of your meals all the wait staff does a theme dance which is fun and entertaining. I thought the nightly entertaining was good. They provided fun things to do by the pool for the wacky fun seekers. There is a retractable roof over the pool as well as a huge TV screen there so you can enjoyed that area even if does rain a little. The cabin was an inside cabin with all the basics. I do think staying in an inside cabin will help me to upgrade clients who think it’s just a spot to sleep. The biggest thing that bugged me about it was that you have no way of telling what time it is in the morning. Its pitch black in your cabin so you have no concept of what time it is, as well as how you should dress for the weather because you can’t see anything. I did enjoy the cruise and would not hesitate to send qualified clients of all ages on Carnival. =)

by 

Tami Lemson

4/09