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Arizona
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Joined Jan 2007
Spent quite a bit of time last summer at the Sea Monkey- Troy's new venture on the South side. Not quite as good for people watching (particularly on Sundays) but they have a few tables in the sand which makes up for it!
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Long Beach CA
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Puerto Vallarta, Mex
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I would like to know where they have the Chefs Table on the Splendor. Is it in the Galley or ??? How did you enjoy it? We have done several CT's including the 1st one on the Magic inaugural, which was amazing..
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High Desert, California, USA
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Originally posted by realent
I would like to know where they have the Chefs Table on the Splendor. Is it in the Galley or ??? How did you enjoy it? We have done several CT's including the 1st one on the Magic inaugural, which was amazing..
I would also like to know where this is. Is it similar to the STEAKHOUSE? Does one have dinner with the captain?

Would like to get one more in before the SPLENDOR leaves us for the east coast. Beautiful ship.

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San Diego,Ca
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Joined Apr 2001
Originally posted by glrounds
I would also like to know where this is. Is it similar to the STEAKHOUSE? Does one have dinner with the captain?

Would like to get one more in before the SPLENDOR leaves us for the east coast. Beautiful ship.

Same questions!! Booked my last Splendor cruise this week for New Years! Sooo Sad! Want to do the Chefs Table but would like the particulars on it. I have never done it..
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Los Angeles
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Joined Jun 2008
We just booked the Splendor for this upcoming September. I'm kind of nervous about Hurricanes during this time...but I know Mexico doesn't experience that many hurricanes...so we took the chance and booked it b/c the price was low. Has anyone else sailed to Mexico in September and had any problems?
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Long Beach CA
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Joined Nov 2009
We had to skip one of the ports on our August Splendor cruise due to a hurricane. We were given on board credit and a discount towards a future cruise. We already had a cruise booked so we applied it to that booking and paid almost nothing!
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Joined Jan 2012
Hi friends, we're sailing on April 22nd to PV and Cabo and want to know about the dancing on board. We are hoping for a few dress up nights with ballroom and/or latin dancing like the tango, bachata, and cha cha etc.
Can someone tell us about the dancing?
Thanks!
Puerto Vallarta, Mex
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Joined Apr 2006
There is dancing in the atrium area for sure. I have seen people dressed up and dancing every night. Carnival is pretty good about having live music in different venues. Bring your dancing shoes!
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Joined Aug 2003
The show band plays in El Morocco on the first formal night and usually once or twice after that. You can also dance there during Superstar live if you can stomach some of the singers.

They used to have a latin band in the Robusto Cigar Lounge. That has been converted to Karaoke, but I think the Latin Band is now in the Cool Lounge next to El Morocco.

Sometimes the Calpyso band plays the promenade by the Casino.
southern california
166 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
My girlfriend and I are booked in May for the Splendor. We got one of the aft cat 9a cabins. Anybody know how good it is or stayed in one of the aft cabins? Hope everybody has a fabulous day
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Originally posted by realent
There is dancing in the atrium area for sure. I have seen people dressed up and dancing every night. Carnival is pretty good about having live music in different venues. Bring your dancing shoes!
Guess that means no sleep as I am one deck below this. Maybe I should take that balcony upgrade.
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High Desert, California, USA
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Joined Nov 2002
Originally posted by realent
There is dancing in the atrium area for sure. I have seen people dressed up and dancing every night. Carnival is pretty good about having live music in different venues. Bring your dancing shoes!
As I recall the SPLENDOR DANCERS hold a big Hoe Down on the atrium floor just below the JUMBOTRON (MUTS screen) on one night of the cruise. Its a giggle.

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Coming up 4/24/ Inspiration getaway again
Carnival Breeze - Cozumel,Belize,Honduras
Carnival INSPIRATION X2 - can't beat these prices, folks. Gotta do it again.
Carnival IMAGINATION X2- Ensenada, Catalina again
it never gets old. (26 miles across the sea)
PRINCESS STAR - Alaska, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, B.C.
Carnival MIRACLE X3- So Caribbean, Grand Turk, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba and Mexican Riviera
Carnival SPLENDOR X 3 - Mexican Riviera BF & AF, sister of the Costa CONCORDIA
Carnival SPIRIT lower Mexican Riviera, Acapulco,Zihuantenejo/Ixtapa,Manzanillo
Carnival VICTORY X 2 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Cozumel, Panama, Montego Bay

Carnival LEGEND - Eastern Caribbean
Carnnival PRIDE X 2 Mexican Riviera PLATINUM !
Carnival GLORY X 2 Western Caribbean & Eastern Caribbean
Carnival ELATION X 3 Mexican Riviera
Carnival JUBILEE X 3 Mexican Riviera
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NCL SEAWARD Western Caribbean
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13 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Hello everyone!

We sail in 2 weeks (woohoo!) and I wonder if anyone has tips on embarking at Long Beach. What's the best time to get there...are there any tips on where to go, sit, bring, etc? We have a friend dropping us off so we won't need to worry about parking.

Also, I know you can bring a small cooler on board with drinks. We have 3 adults together, is it OK to bring all the drinks in the one cooler?

THanks!
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Long Beach CA
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Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by dereksmama
Hello everyone!

We sail in 2 weeks (woohoo!) and I wonder if anyone has tips on embarking at Long Beach. What's the best time to get there...are there any tips on where to go, sit, bring, etc? We have a friend dropping us off so we won't need to worry about parking.

Also, I know you can bring a small cooler on board with drinks. We have 3 adults together, is it OK to bring all the drinks in the one cooler?

THanks!
Registration is in the Plaza outside of the dome (unless you are P;atinum, which is in a separate VIP lounge). You'll be given your S & S card & your Zone card. Just wait outside the dome until your zone is called. If you get there early (before 10am), you can get a good parking spot, come after noon, the zones will have been called & you should be allowed into the dome to sign in at the counters.

As for your drinkks, it shouldn't be a problrem. Just tell them you're all together & make sure you're not separated when you go through security.
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I still cruise for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake (with 2 sugar-free vanilla ice-creams), lobster, and creme brulee








------------PAST CRUISES----
ROYAL CARIBBEAN GOLD (3) Mariner (2) & Monarch (1)
Celebrity CLASSIC (1) Millenium (1)
Carnival PLATINUM (23) Elation (1), Pride (1), Splendor (1), Paradise (3), Inspiration (10) Miracle (2), Imagination (5)
Princess RUBY(6)* Emerald (1) Crown (1) Ruby (4)*
Holland America 1STAR (2) Oosterdam, Volendam
Disney (1) Wonder*
(*) Scheduled
High Desert, California, USA
5,878 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
Originally posted by dereksmama
Hello everyone!

We sail in 2 weeks (woohoo!) and I wonder if anyone has tips on embarking at Long Beach. What's the best time to get there...are there any tips on where to go, sit, bring, etc? We have a friend dropping us off so we won't need to worry about parking.
There is excellent bench-style seating under large shade awnings just outside the large domed embarcation center. You can mosey over to the QUEEN MARY and look around there or take a tour if you come early enough. Pics of the grounds at the embarkation area in my WEBSHOTS below.

This embarkation is easily my favorite.
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Coming up 4/24/ Inspiration getaway again
Carnival Breeze - Cozumel,Belize,Honduras
Carnival INSPIRATION X2 - can't beat these prices, folks. Gotta do it again.
Carnival IMAGINATION X2- Ensenada, Catalina again
it never gets old. (26 miles across the sea)
PRINCESS STAR - Alaska, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, B.C.
Carnival MIRACLE X3- So Caribbean, Grand Turk, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba and Mexican Riviera
Carnival SPLENDOR X 3 - Mexican Riviera BF & AF, sister of the Costa CONCORDIA
Carnival SPIRIT lower Mexican Riviera, Acapulco,Zihuantenejo/Ixtapa,Manzanillo
Carnival VICTORY X 2 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Cozumel, Panama, Montego Bay

Carnival LEGEND - Eastern Caribbean
Carnnival PRIDE X 2 Mexican Riviera PLATINUM !
Carnival GLORY X 2 Western Caribbean & Eastern Caribbean
Carnival ELATION X 3 Mexican Riviera
Carnival JUBILEE X 3 Mexican Riviera
Carnival TROPICALE X 3 Mexican Riviera
NCL SEAWARD Western Caribbean
PACQUET LINES (French ship disaster) LA to Vancouver
NEPA
1,519 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Is this the ship that's replacing the Miracle? If so, tell me please, is the entire aft section of Lido non-smoking as well as Serenity and when will the switch take place?

Are there any cabins that are sold as a certain category but are actually better than the category they are sold as? For example, Spirit class ships have cabin 5236, sold as an obstructed view (or used to be), but have a large balcony.

Thanks for any help.
High Desert, California, USA
5,878 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
Yesterday, I booked the SPLENDOR again for the 3rd time on the April 29th voyage. Can't let her get away without enjoying her one more time.

Usually book 3-5 days before the cruise, so this 4 week wait is going to be a killer for me.

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Gary

Question with boldness . . hold to the truth . . . speak without fear.
LIMITED government . . . INDIVIDUAL freedom . . . FREE markets


Cruise Pics at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wearyeagle/sets/


Coming up 4/24/ Inspiration getaway again
Carnival Breeze - Cozumel,Belize,Honduras
Carnival INSPIRATION X2 - can't beat these prices, folks. Gotta do it again.
Carnival IMAGINATION X2- Ensenada, Catalina again
it never gets old. (26 miles across the sea)
PRINCESS STAR - Alaska, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, B.C.
Carnival MIRACLE X3- So Caribbean, Grand Turk, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba and Mexican Riviera
Carnival SPLENDOR X 3 - Mexican Riviera BF & AF, sister of the Costa CONCORDIA
Carnival SPIRIT lower Mexican Riviera, Acapulco,Zihuantenejo/Ixtapa,Manzanillo
Carnival VICTORY X 2 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Cozumel, Panama, Montego Bay

Carnival LEGEND - Eastern Caribbean
Carnnival PRIDE X 2 Mexican Riviera PLATINUM !
Carnival GLORY X 2 Western Caribbean & Eastern Caribbean
Carnival ELATION X 3 Mexican Riviera
Carnival JUBILEE X 3 Mexican Riviera
Carnival TROPICALE X 3 Mexican Riviera
NCL SEAWARD Western Caribbean
PACQUET LINES (French ship disaster) LA to Vancouver