Ship Info


We'll be sailing on the CARNIVAL SPLENDOR (see picture above). What an AWESOME ship!

Launched: 2008.
Gross Tonnage: 113,300 tons.
Length: 952 feet.
Wide: 116 feet.
Cruising Speed: 21 knots.
Guest Capacity: 3,006 (double occupancy).
Total staff: 1,150.
Registry: Panama.

Everything you could possibly want to know about the ship: Carnival Splendor.
Here are the deck plans. Make sure to click on "Select a Deck" to view them all:
Carnival Splendor's Deck Plans.

-- Carnival's second largest ship.
-- 13 passenger decks.
-- Fine dining in two main dining rooms (Gold Pearl & Black Pearl -- same menus); One specialty restaurant Pinnacle Steakhouse (extra charges).
-- Casual dining at The Lido Restaurant offering an extensive buffet including a stir-fry Mongolian Station; The Rotisserie buffet; Sushi in the evenings at the California Roll Sushi Bar; An Indian buffet at Tandoori; Made-to-order sandwiches at the Deli; Hamburgers and hotdogs at the Grille; 24-hour Pizzeria; Specialty coffee and pastries at the Coffee Shop (extra charges).
-- 22 bars and show lounges.
-- 3 swimming pools; 7 hot tubs; the mid-ship pool is covered with a two-deck-high sliding sky dome.
-- Children's water-spray park.
-- Three-deck high Twister Waterslide.
-- Adults-only outdoor Serenity relaxation area (features soft music, padded chairs and loungers, and has its own small bar).
-- State-of-the-art mini movie theater.
-- Variety of entertainment: Production shows, visiting guest entertainers, comedians, disco, piano bar, etc.
-- Interactive activities including bingo, trivia contests, dance lessons, karaoke, etc.
-- 9,000 sq foot Royal Flush Casino.
-- Internet cafe; Ship-wide Wi-Fi connectivity.
-- Library; Duty-Free Shops; Photo Gallery; Laundry.
-- 21,000 sq foot, two-level Spa and Gym facility (the largest in Carnival's fleet).
-- Nine-hole mini golf course; Golf practice net; Jogging track; Ping pong; Basketball court complete with grandstand.
-- 5,500 sq feet of children's playrooms and other facilities (the largest in Carnival's fleet).

I combined descriptions that can be found on the web sites and

Carnival's ship designer, the renowned Joe Farcus, chose "Splendid Things" as the central theme for Splendor. Each of the rooms is dedicated to an event or idea that exemplifies the concept of "splendid", especially "splendiferous" things that people covet, such as jewels or precious metals like gold.

This "splendid things" theme begins in the eight level Atrium with rich materials mixed with stainless steel and stylized wood laminates for a striking effect. The celebration of all that is magnificent, lustrous, and elegant continues throughout all public spaces.

The area sure to dazzle is the incredible Splendido Lido Pool. Completely redesigned, the central pool deck is an open glass-walled two-decks-high area that can be totally covered by a retractable Sky Dome, making it the ship's largest "indoor" public room.

Carnival Splendor features three swimming pools, a children's "splash" water play area, and a 214-foot long twisting waterslide.

There are no whirlpools adjacent to the Splendido Lido Pool on Deck 9. Instead they are sensibly located on either side of Deck 10, shaded by the overhead cover and right alongside the outside rail for uninterrupted sea views.

Spa Carnival offers an expansive 21,000-square foot spa, a fully equipped gymnasium, including two saunas, and a beauty salon. Nearby non-smoking "spa accommodations" are a first for the line.

For sheer serenity, the spa's thalassotherapy pool is a haven "guarded" by Chinese Foo Dogs. The glass-domed thalassotherapy pool features jets of water to massage your body and a "special formulation of ocean water rich with trace elements of vitamins."

Day passes for the thermal sanctuary, which includes the therapy pool as well as the thermal suite and relaxation area are available.

Think a drive-in without a car! Carnival's Seaside Theatre is a 270 square foot, 12' x 22' screen. It utilizes the same technology featured in large stadiums and New York's Times Square, and it can be seen during both the day and evening hours. In addition to superior picture quality, the state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a 70,000-watt sound system, providing concert quality sound, even outdoors. You can view movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and other events while you lounge in the sun or under the stars.

The multi-tiered Spectacular Spectacular Show Lounge features fast-paced, high-spirited revues and production shows.

The hottest dance spot aboard is the Red Carpet Dance Club!

Robusto Cigar Bar, an inviting hideaway, has vast yet cozy seating spaces for after-dinner cigars and brandy accompanied by the hot sounds a cool jazz trio.

El Mojito Wine Bar has the cozy feel of a Havana sidewalk cafe with lanterns and Cuban posters on aged stucco walls and a terracotta floor.

Catch big sporting events on multiple TVs in Our House Sports Bar where there's always a game going on.

Book a table for dinner in The Pinnacle Steakhouse, Carnival Splendor's New York style, reservations-required supper club.

California Roll Sushi Bar, flanked by models of koi goldfish, serves freshly prepared sushi on tile surfaces made of natural mother of pearl shells.

Watch your weight with dining choices from the spa menu, featuring healthy selections low in calories, cholesterol, salt, and fat.

Coffee Cafe, the promenade patisserie, resembles a coffee warehouse with its bar-front "barrels" of coffee, tea, and sugar.

With more than 60% of her staterooms featuring ocean views, and 60% of those having private balconies, make yourself at home in one of the most generous standard cabins afloat 185 square feet. Each stateroom on Carnival Splendor has a flat screen tv.

Every guest on Carnival's Splendor enjoys the same service and attention. Nightly turndown service, complimentary room service, and a pizzeria that never closes are just a few of these features.

Keep in touch via e-mail in "The Web" Internet Cafe and take advantage of stem-to-stern Wi-Fi connectivity by bringing along your own laptop.

Carnival Splendor has an expansive Teen Dance Club and gaming center. Club 02 is the place for older teens to hang out and enjoy various activities.

Carnival Splendor boasts the first purpose-built "Circle C" club. Gaming pods, plasma screen TVs, a juke box, and dance floor set the scene for parties, movie nights, and other activities that appeal to the 12- to 14-year old 'tween set.