Carnival Splendor Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



The Carnival Splendor joined Carnival Spirit in Australia sailing various itineraries.  itineraries. Please visit for more information about sailing schedules.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (Jun)
2010 Rating 100 (Feb)
2010 Rating 99 (Jul)
2011 Rating 100 (Apr)
2011 Rating 100 (Sept)
2012 Rating 98 (Jan)
2012 Rating 100 (Jul)
2013 Rating 95 (April)
2013 Rating 92 (Aug)
2014 rating 94 (Jan)
2016 Rating 97 (May)
2016 Rating 93 (Nov)
2018 Rating 93 (Oct)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Sky Deck

Pool slide entrance and sun deck

Sun Deck

Jogging track, Sports deck, Cloud 9 Spa, Serenity adults lounge

Spa Deck

Splash Park, Waterslide, Cloud 9 Spa, The Pinnacle Steakhouse, passenger staterooms

Panorama Deck

Lido Buffet, Camp Carnival, Seaside Theater, Passenger staterooms


Liner Aft Pool, Splendido Pool, Lido Restaurant, Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms


Royal Flush Casino, Oceanview bars, California Roll Sushi bar, coffee cafe, Club O2, Video arcade, Fun Shops, Spectacular Spectacular Main Show Lounge, Our House Sports Bar, Red Carpet Dance Club, Cool Jazz Lounge, El Mojito Wine Bar, Grand Piano Bar, El Morroco Aft Lounge


Spectacular Spectacular Main show lounge, Gold Pearl and Black Pearl Main Restaurants, Robusto Bar, Circle "C," Alexandria Library, Spectacular Spectacular Main show lounge


Splendor Atrium, Lounge, Gold Pearl and Black Pearl Main Restaurants


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms

Kids Areas

Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Splendor

carnival splendor

A new class of vessel for the line, the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor offers a wide range of on-board facilities and features, highlighted by a two-level 21,000-square foot health spa – the largest in the fleet – featuring a thalassotherapy pool, an elaborate thermal suite and 17 private treatment rooms. 
Carnival Splendor’s many diverse features include 22 lounges and bars, a duty-free shopping mall, full casino gambling, and ship-wide Internet access and cell phone service.

The ship was originally designed and ordered for Costa Cruises as Costa Splendor, and is similar in design to Costa Favolosa, and their new sister ship, Costa Fascinosa with a larger spa and children's facilities. 

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
  Carnival Ship Smoking Areas (PDF)



Ship Class: Splendor

Launched: 2008

Refurbished: 2019

GRT: 113,000

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 22  Knots

Passengers: 3,006


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom. The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 Sq. ft.
Outside 220 Sq. ft.
Balcony 210 Sq. ft. and/veranda


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Cloud 9 Spa Interior rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area. Cloud 9 Spa Ocean view rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Cove Balconies are close to the waterline with a close-up view of the ship's wake as it cruises along the open sea. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views. Cloud 9 Spa Balcony rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets and balcony views.

The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity. Cloud 9 Spa Suites rooms offer special amenities, private spa access, and priority spa reservations.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Dining options include four restaurants: two two-level main dining rooms, a 1,400-seat casual poolside eatery featuring a 24-hour pizzeria, and an elegant reservations-only restaurant.

Gold Pearl and Black Pearl Dining Room

Main dining rooms. Eat early, late, or whenever you like and enjoy our new menu, including a variety of enticing entrees, appealing appetizers, and delectable desserts, with special options for vegetarians, kids, and anyone looking for options low in fat, sodium, or cholesterol.

The Lido Restaurant

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like at the Lido Restaurant. Stroll around the buffet and explore many international cuisines and made-to-order options.

The Coffee Shop

Relax while sipping your favorite coffee. While you're at it, pick up a sweet from the pastry bar.

Pinnacle Steakhouse ($)

Gourmet steakhouse with seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers, and an extensive wine list and dessert options are even available. $35 per person surcharge applies.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Chef's Table ($)

A VIP, private tour of the kitchen starts this experience. After signature cocktails, the chefs cook a private, multi-course meal of items not found on regular menus. A $75 per person surcharge applies.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

Spectacular Spectacular Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

El Morocco Aft Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club. Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy.

Royal Flush Casino

A full gaming casino including craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more.

The Cool Jazz Lounge

Swing the night away to live jazz club.

Red Carpet

Show your moves to today's latest hits in the Red Carpet Dance club.

Grande Piano Bar

Sing-a-long to live music in this interactive piano bar.

Our House

Catch your favorite games from around the world in this homey sports bar.


Meet your pals after dinner in the cigar bar.

Outdoor Venues

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An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Play 9-hole mini-golf course, or go for a run on the padded jogging track. Pick up a game of volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, and ping pong.

Lido Deck

The Splendido pool and bar and the Linear Aft pool and bar. 

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night.

Adults Only Retreat

Serenity offers magnificent ocean views at this exclusive new adults-only retreat.  Intended as an oasis for relaxation and comfort. Serenity offers plush chaise lounges and chairs, colorful oversized umbrellas, and two large whirlpools.

Cloud 9 Spa

Guests in the mood for a workout or some personal pampering can visit this stunning and sophisticated facility. At the Cloud 9 Spa, troubles melt away as guests soak in the soothing thalassotherapy pool, unwind in the elaborate thermal suite or just take in the elegant, serene surroundings.