All about the Carnival Splendor

The Carnival Splendor was built in 2008. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 952 ft long and 116 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.6 football fields, as wide as 2.2 tractor trailers and the same height as a 13 story building.

Carnival Splendor Ship

The Carnival Splendor can hold 3,012 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Splendor has a space ratio of 38. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space to person ratio is about average.

Gross Tonnage113,300
Passenger Decks13
Passengers (double occupancy)3,012
Passenger to Crew Ratio3.2
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)38

Dining Establishments

Blue Iguana Cantina
Blue Iguana Cantina on the Splendor
Carnival Deli
Carnival Deli on the Splendor

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Carnival Splendor, there will be plenty of it. You have 15 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 11 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 4 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. 73% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Carnival DeliQuick serveCasualIncludedDeli
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
JavaBlue CafeQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
Main Dining RoomSit downCruise casualIncludedMain dining room
Masala TigerQuick serveCasualIncludedIndian
Mongolian WokQuick serveCasualIncludedAsian
Pizzeria del Capitano Quick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Seafood ShackQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
SteakhouseSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
SwirlsQuick serveCasualIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFormatFlat feeFoodie

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Lido Deck Pool on the Carnival Splendor
Lido Deck Pool on the Carnival Splendor

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Carnival Splendor has a total of 2 pools and 4 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access1
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs4
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


There are quite a few things to do on the Splendor. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Water slidesIncluded

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