Category Archives: Splendor

Grand Turk Semi-Sub

Lots of Carnival ships visit Grand Turk since the company built a cruise port there.  Carnival Splendor stopped in as the last port on the Puerto Rico to Miami cruise, the first leg of our back to back cruise. It … Continue reading

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Dominica Island Tour

Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispanola with Haiti, Dominica is its own island.  Gaining independence from Great Britain in 1978, it remains part of the British Commonwealth.  Throughout our journey from the … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Decor on Carnival Splendor

The décor on the Splendor seemed so unusual that I decided to investigate the story behind it.  Its style seems somehow more out there than the other Carnival ships I’ve sailed on.  Probably due to the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Seuss at Sea

Doctor Seuss is on the loose – adding some more fun to the Carnival Funships. You can eat green eggs and ham at the Dr. Seuss breakfast. The kids on board have a great time in the Dr. Seuss parade and there’s storytime too. Add entertaining visuals to the classic Cat in the Hat story and it’s fun for Seuss fans of all ages. Continue reading

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A tour of Grenada

Grenada is probably most famous (at least in the eyes of Americans) for the US invasion of 1983.  It made the headlines big time when the USA invaded there following a military coup that outsted the revolutionaries who had taken … Continue reading

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The Quest for a Ship On A Stick

Cruise ships plan entertainment each day, which passengers can participate in if they choose. They all have a daily paper delivered each evening with the next day’s activities. On Carnival they call it the Fun Times. Winners of various competitions … Continue reading

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Is a Cruise Ship Cabin Crowded With More Than 2 People?

  For the most part, cruise ship cabins are designed to hold two people, and usually they do.  Sometimes though people cruise in larger groups and more than two stay in the same cabin.  Different ships have different ways to … Continue reading

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Martinique, Where Volcanos and Credit Card Bills Blow Up

Carnival Splendor docked at Fort de France, Martinique on a sunny November day.  A welcome back Carnival banner greeted the ship at the dock, hung for the first arriving ship of the season.  Passengers with booked shore excursions gathered in … Continue reading

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Bottom Dwellers

In all my cruises on the big ships before the Splendor I had never had a cabin below deck 6. Sometimes we had balconies, sometimes inside rooms, but never an outside room with a window (or porthole).  Like most cruise … Continue reading

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Beer Guzzling Pigs of St. Croix

When the Carnival Splendor stopped at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, we took one of the random taxi tours often available near cruise ship piers.  This tour had a stop at a bar with a very unique attraction.  On a … Continue reading

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