Category Archives: Splendor

Splendor Behind the Fun Tour

On the last sea day, Carnival offered a Behind The Fun tour on the Splendor. This tour (which you can book like a shore excursion) takes a few lucky guests into areas normally reserved for crew only. We started our … Continue reading

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Mahogany Bay BOSS Underwater Scooters

Carnival Splendor backed past the hulks of two rusted old ships into Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan, Honduras on a beautiful sunny day. These two rusted old ships protruding from the water once delivered groceries to the island, but exploded … Continue reading

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Back to Belize for More Cave Tubing

In the past I have always heard that if you don’t book something in Belize, then there is nothing there to do. On our first visit there were just a few stores at the port. People who had done more … Continue reading

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The Secret Rooms

Some of Carnival‘s ships, such as the Breeze and the Splendor, have a row of rooms across the bow on some decks. The Splendor has 6 of these rooms each on decks 6 and 7. These rooms all have a … Continue reading

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How to Win a Ship on a Stick

Love them or hate them, the prize for many of the games on Carnival’s ships consists of a plastic ship trophy with the ship’s name on the base, commonly called a ship on a stick. The people who covet these … Continue reading

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Cozumel Atlantis Submarine

A lot of ports have excursions offered on semi-subs, but not many offer the rare opportunity to dive to the depths on a real genuine submarine. When choosing something to do on the Carnival Splendor’s stop in Cozumel – which … Continue reading

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How To Get Free Spa On A Cruise

All the major cruise ships have spas. For the most part, nothing at these spas comes cheap. While some passengers can afford to enjoy the spa services, cruisers on a budget tend to spend their limited dollars elsewhere. If you … Continue reading

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Snorkeling with Tarpon at Grand Cayman

Carnival Splendor approached Grand Cayman early one stormy November morning. Normally cruise ships visiting Grand Cayman anchor at Georgetown. With rain pouring down so heavily the area where ships anchor could not be seen from the nearby town and seas … Continue reading

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Back to Back in Different Rooms

Taking two cruises in a row, called back to back cruises and often referred to as B2B, makes a great way to add extra time to an otherwise too short cruise. (To me every cruise is too short – no … Continue reading

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A Visit to Grand Turk

After visiting several lesser traveled islands between Puerto Rico and Miami, Carnival Splendor made its last port stop at the private cruise ship beach on Grand Turk. We got a good view of the ship docking from the window of … Continue reading

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