Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor current position

Carnival Splendor current location is at South Pacific Ocean (coordinates -18.30823 S / 176.85803 E) cruising at speed of 11.1 kn (21 kph/ 13 mph) en route to PORT DENARAU. The AIS position was reported 28 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor current cruise is 24 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney. Prices start from USD 1499 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 06 Sep, 2022 and ends on 30 Sep, 2022.

Date / TimePort
06 Sep 18:00    Departing from Seattle, Washington hotels
12 Sep 09:00 - 23:00    Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
13 Sep 09:00 - 18:00    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island
14 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Hilo, Hawaii Island
15 Sep 08:00 - 23:00    Kahului, Maui Island, Hawaii
24 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
25 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Port Denarau-Nadi, Fiji
30 Sep 06:30    Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia hotels

Specifications of Carnival Splendor

Year built2008  /  Age: 14
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Genoa Italy)
ClassConcordia-Class
Building costUSD 700 million
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)290 m / 951 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage113573 gt
Passengers3016 - 3619
Crew1150
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1508
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsCosta Concordia, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Pacifica, Costa Serena
Christened byMyleene Klass
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line

Carnival Splendor Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $484
2022 Sep 06 24 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney Seattle $1499
2022 Oct 01 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $548
2022 Oct 02 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney
2022 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney
2022 Oct 09 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $637
2022 Oct 19 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $475
2022 Oct 27 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $241
2022 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup Sydney $337
2022 Nov 05 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $300
2022 Nov 10 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $441
2022 Nov 18 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $317
2022 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $568
2022 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $234
2022 Dec 05 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $565
2022 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $241
2022 Dec 19 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $921
2022 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $310
2022 Dec 30 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $1095
2023 Jan 08 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $303
2023 Jan 12 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $365
2023 Jan 17 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $654
2023 Jan 25 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $269
2023 Jan 29 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $672
2023 Feb 09 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $255
2023 Feb 13 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $585
2023 Feb 23 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $207
2023 Feb 26 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $399
2023 Mar 06 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $510
2023 Mar 19 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $475
2023 Mar 28 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $572
2023 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $372
2023 Apr 11 9 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney
2023 Apr 20 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $241
2023 Apr 23 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $503
2023 May 02 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $568
2023 May 12 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $207
2023 May 15 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $496
2023 May 24 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $268
2023 May 28 12 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $737
2023 Jun 09 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $268
2023 Jun 13 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $399
2023 Jun 21 9 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $558
2023 Jun 30 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $696
2023 Jul 09 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $304
2023 Jul 13 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $250
2023 Jul 16 12 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $737
2023 Jul 28 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $200
2023 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $592
2023 Aug 10 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $403
2023 Aug 18 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $200
2023 Aug 21 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $558
2023 Aug 31 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $261
2023 Sep 04 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $410
2023 Sep 12 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $592
2023 Sep 22 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $716
2023 Oct 01 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $310
2023 Oct 05 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $260
2023 Oct 08 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $592
2023 Oct 18 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $517
2023 Oct 27 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $261
2023 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $317
2023 Nov 05 6 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup Sydney $675
2023 Nov 11 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $592
2023 Nov 21 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $517
2023 Nov 30 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $261
2023 Dec 04 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $592
2023 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $299
2023 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $665
2023 Dec 26 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $289
2023 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $854
2024 Jan 07 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $324
2024 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Sydney $427
2024 Jan 16 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $548
2024 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $324
2024 Jan 28 11 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $654
2024 Feb 08 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $430
2024 Feb 16 12 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $765
2024 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $268
2024 Mar 03 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $430
2024 Mar 11 9 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $565
2024 Mar 20 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $430
2024 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $268
2024 Apr 01 10 days, round-trip New Zealand Sydney $627
2024 Apr 11 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $675
2024 Apr 21 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $310
2024 Apr 25 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $267
2024 Apr 28 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $430
2024 May 06 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $634
2024 May 16 3 days, round-trip Getaway Sydney $207
2024 May 19 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $544
2024 May 28 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef Sydney $641
2024 Jun 07 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $310
2024 Jun 11 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Sydney $565
2024 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Tangalooma - Moreton Island Sydney $310

Carnival Splendor Review

Review of Carnival Splendor

The 2008-built Carnival Splendor cruise ship belongs to Costa's Concordia-class liners - with sisterships Concordia (sunk in 2012), Favolosa, Fascinosa, Serena and Pacifica. Splendor was the largest "Fun Ship" until the debut of Carnival Dream in 2009.

The vessel (IMO number 9333163) is currently Panama-flagged (MMSI 372808000) and registered in Colon.

It was first announced that the ship would be repositioned to China in early 2019, then transferred to the fleet of P&O Australia in late 2019. At the end of September 2017 was officially announced that Splendor will stay with Carnival.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US shipping company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Splendor cruise ship

The 3006-passenger ship Carnival Splendor is a big ship with a huge personality, which has already set herself apart in grand style. For first-time cruisers, Splendor has inaugurated a new cabin category, the spa cabin. The retractable sky cupola that covers Carnival Splendor's pool deck is also a novelty for Carnival. With Carnival Splendor, the line introduced its first-ever route in the Baltic and South America, a remarkable expansion for the fleet.

Decks and Cabins

Carnival Splendor staterooms (1508 total, in 33 categories) include 54 Suites, 537 Balcony, 363 Oceanview and 585 Inside cabins, most of which are sized 170-185 ft2 / 16-17 m2. CCL Splendor ship also has 66 Cloud 9 Spa cabins and 29 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Most cabin balconies are sized 35 ft2 / 3 m2. The largest are the Captain’s Suites (500 ft2 / 46 m2 plus 200 ft2 / 19 m2 terrace) accommodating up to 5 passengers.

The boat has 13 passenger decks, of which 8 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Splendor offers everything that's become a cruise industry standard, along with innovative surprises: a superb alternative restaurant, Indian tandoori grill, sushi bar, and stir-fry station. The premium coffee bar and Pinnacle supper club are the only onboard venues that come with an extra charge. The rest are all included in the fare you pay. Splendor's MDRs - The Gold Pearl and The Black Pearl, are grandiose dining venues. Dinner tables are assigned and the majority can accommodate 4-6-10 diners. Seatings are at 6 pm and 8:15 pm, orchestrated like a fine watch. Everyone knows it is time to say goodnight when Splendor's maitre d' starts singing and waiters jump up to dance on the tables.

Carnival Splendor cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Splendor restaurants and food bars.

  • The Black Pearl Restaurant (744-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and Your Time Dining; offers Seuss At Sea-themed breakfast for $5)
  • The Gold Pearl Restaurant (1122-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and open seating for Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Splendido Lido Buffet Restaurant (1396-seat, self-service buffet restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings)
  • The Pinnacle Steakhouse (108-seat, reservations only specialty restaurant for steaks and seafood, with dance floor and live music)
  • California Roll Sushi (sushi bar, complimentary)
  • Fahrenheit 555 (added in 2019) is where guests can try the finest aged beef, that is seared to exact specifications to lock in flavor at the precise temperature of 555 deg. Fahrenheit. Set in an elegant setting and offering a menu of some of the best cuts, Fahrenheit 555 is the best venue for celebrating special occasions or indulging in the evening. The upscale steakhouse incurs an additional charge.
  • Masala Tiger (added in 2019) is a new modern dining concept created with the Australian palette in mind. It offers an authentic dining experience with Tandoori-style cooking. Passengers can enjoy a selection of chargrilled veggies and meats, curries, and naan bread fresh from the oven. The menu is included in the cruise fare and changes daily. Masala Tiger is to be located in the adults-only Serenity Retreat, also sheltering a nearby bar and Carnival Deli.
  • Seafood Shack (added in 2019) is a seaside spot featuring New England-style, where passengers can tuck into a serving of fish and chips, Lobster BLT, or enjoy oysters, all at an additional charge.
  • Pizzeria del Capitano (added in 2019) pays homage to Italian heritage of a lot of Carnival Captains. The pizzeria features hand-made pizzas with imported Italian flour, delectable toppings, and fresh mozzarella, all included in the cruise price.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Splendor marks a new class of ship for Carnival. One of her most awesome features is the luxury, 21,000-square-foot spa, the most elaborate in the fleet. Pan-Asian in design, the Cloud 9 Spa spans on two decks and features a state-of-the-art fitness center which rivals any other at sea. There are many beauty and health rooms for treatment, as well as the first Thalassotherapy pool. With 24 lounges and bars, outdoor movies, a water slide and a singing maitre d', Splendor delivers exactly what Carnival cruisers expect: fun. Splendor's shipboard entertainment is not confined to evenings. Live music is all over the ship, day and night.

Carnival Splendor cruise ship

The 270-sq.foot theater screen on Lido Deck is constantly used, showing movies, headline news and concerts. And, just like any Carnival cruise, there are trivia contests, bingo, bean bag tosses, Love and Marriage game, even men's hairy chest contest.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Splendor lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Spectacular Theatre (1349-seat, 3-level show lounge for grand shows and musical productions; also used for daily trivia game shows, movies, bingo sessions).
  • Splendor Atrium Lobby (7-deck high open floor area with Splendor Lobby Bar for live performances)
  • The Pink Pearl (28-seat Card Room); Art Room Gallery; The Golden Atrium; The Alexandria Library
  • The Fun Shops (offer Bon Voyage items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items);
  • Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts);
  • S&S Card LCD kiosks;
  • Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Club O2 (teens' club lounge for video games, movies, karaoke, and themed parties); Video Games Arcade
  • Our House Bar (55-seat sports bar); El Mojito Bar (30-seat wine bar); Alchemy Bar; Grand Piano Bar (100-seat piano bar); The Cool Lounge (88-seat jazz bar); Robusto Bar (147-seat cigar bar with live music)
  • Royal Flush Casino (484-seat, served by Oceanview Bar); Centuries Promenade Bar (23-seat)
  • The Coffee Shop (50-seat specialty coffee bar)
  • Red Carpet Disco and Nightclub (211-seat)
  • El Morocco Lounge (425-seat, with dance floor; El Morocco Bar; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (Caribbean rums selection, ThirstyFrog Red draught beer, burgers, and fries)
  • Carnival Cloud 9 Spa (with Thermal Suite, Oriental Steam Bath, Aroma Steam Bath, Laconium, Thalasso Pool, Saunas, Fitness Center with Aerobics Studio, Beauty Salon)
  • Sports Deck (multi-sports court, Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard); 9-hole Mini Golf Course; Jogging Track.
  • Circle C (kids' club lounge, complimentary)
  • The Web (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Splendido Pool area (with stage; served by Splendido Bar)
  • Liner Pool area (with two Whirlpools, served by Liner Bar)
  • Thunderball Pool area (with Twister Waterslide, kids AquaPark, 1 Whirlpool); Splash Park (with 3 waterslides, fountains, and sprays)
  • Carnival Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Serenity (adults only area with Serenity Bar, two Whirlpools, padded lounges)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge area, complimentary programs, supervised activities, with outdoor Kids Pool area).

Itineraries

Carnival Splendor itinerary program was initially based on departures from NYC New York (to Canada/New England and the Caribbean), from Miami Florida (to Eastern and Western Caribbean), as well as roundtrips to The Bahamas, Caribbean and Cruises to Nowhere out of Norfolk VA.

In 2019, the ship was repositioned from Los Angeles USA to Australia (homeport Sydney NSW) for year-round deployment. Operations started in November 2019, following the relocation voyage from Singapore to Sydney NSW. In Singapore, the liner was drydock-refurbished and new dining options were added for the Australian source market. It was previously suggested that Splendor in 2019 would join the P&O Australia fleet.

  • Bookings on Carnival Splendor Australia 2019 program (departures November 25 through December 28) were opened on March 23, 2018.
  • The Asia-Australia repositioning itinerary visited Indonesia (Benoa Bali, Komodo Island) and Darwin AU.

From Australia, Carnival Splendor initially offered 3 itineraries (Sydney roundtrips) to South Pacific islands.

  • 8-NIGHT (2 sea days, Noumea, Lifou, Isle of Pines, 2 sea days), from AUD 1130 pp / double inside cabin rates
  • 9-NIGHT (2 sea days, Noumea, Mare, Lifou, 3 sea days), from AUD 1649 pp / double inside cabin rates
  • 9-NIGHT (2 sea days, Isle of Pines, Mare, Lifou, 2 sea days), from AUD 1699 pp / double inside cabin rates.

The longest Carnival cruise ever was the 24-night Transpacific crossing on Splendor - departing on October 5, 2019, from LA-Long Beach CA. The ship crossed the Pacific Ocean to Asia (Singapore), arriving on October 30. After extended stops in Honolulu and Maui, the liner visited Guam and Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), then Saigon (Vietnam) - all the 3 ports were first for CCL (never visited before). The relocation cruise also featured the traditional ceremony held during International dateline crossings. Prices started from just USD 1650 pp ($69 pp per day) with double occupancy.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the CCL Splendor ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022), and was planned to restart from Sydney NSW on May 31st. Splendor's Australia 2022 itinerary program was based on:

  • 3-day Getaways (themed cruises to nowhere)
  • 4-day Tangalooma - Moreton Island
  • 5-day Tasmania (Port Arthur, Hobart)
  • 8-9-10-days "Great Barrier Reef" (Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Willis Island, Moreton Island, Willis Island)
  • 8-10-11-12-days "South Pacific Islands" (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji/including Dravuni Island)
  • 10-12-days "New Zealand" (Wellington, Lyttelton-Christchurch, Port Chalmers-Dunedin, Fiordland NP)

However, in early-February 2022, Splendor's Australian schedule 2022 (June 10-Sept 26) and Carnival Spirit's Australian schedule (June 5, 2022, thru October 5, 2023) were both canceled. Carnival Splendor was redeployed to Alaska (May 2 thru August 30), and the Australian program was scheduled to start from Sydney on Oct 9th. Carnival Spirit was redeployed to the Caribbean and homeported in Jacksonville Florida (March 7th thru April 9th), then to Alaska from Seattle (May 3-Sept 13).

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2016. Splendor is Carnival's sole vessel of Costa Cruises Concordia-class liners, with sisterships Concordia, Serena, Pacifica, Fascinosa, Favolosa. In December 2016, Carnival announced that Splendor will be transferred to P&O Cruises Australia in late 2019. However, in 2017 this decision was canceled.

Fun Facts: this ship was originally designed to be part of Costa Cruceros fleet. That is why the boat has the largest Spa installed on a Fun Ship (2-deck area sized 21000 ft2 / 2000 m2) with winter garden and traditional tea house. Splendor also has fleet's largest kids playroom (sized 5500 ft2 / 510 m2). The main pool area is covered with a 2-deck-high retractable glass roof/dome.

In early 2013, CCL Splendor was relocated from LA (Long Beach) to NYC via itinerary route around South America. The reason for that long repositioning cruise was that (as Post-Panamax vessel) Splendor was not able to transit through Panama Canal.

Carnival Splendor refurbishment 2019 review

The ship's last drydock refurbishment was in 2019 (October 30 through November 24) done in Singapore (at Sembcorp Marine Shipyard). The USD 60 million drydocking project aimed to adapt the vessel for the Australian market as well as receiving Carnival's signature Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades.

The project included general maintenance works, technical overhauls, refreshed interior spaces, adding new dining venues and bars (RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar, Guy’s Burger Joint), Serenity Retreat (adults-only sundeck), redesigned waterpark (with a free-fall drop waterslide).

Drydock 2016 was in the period March 6-20.

In late-2019, the ship was deployed to Australia (for roundtrips from homeport Sydney NSW) and transferred from CCL to Carnival Asia (subsidiary). In Spring 2018, the liner was repositioned to Asia for roundtrips from China. Carnival Asia cruise shipping operations are partnership between Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Asia (Carnival Corporation's subsidiary on the Asian market). The second Carnival ship in Asia was Carnival Spirit (2017-2018 winter season only).

As part of the "Carnival Journeys" itinerary program (offering longer enrichment voyages), in 2018 (August 25 - September 8) Carnival Splendor operated a 14-day roundtrip Alaskan cruise from Long Beach (Los Angeles) California. The itinerary featured Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point (day-long stay, whale and bear watching, world's longest zip-line). The list of onboard activities included Alaska-themed cultural and culinary events and themed seminars (photography, arts, crafts, cooking, celestial navigation). The list of Alaskan shore excursion included hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing, helicopter flightseeing tours, lake snorkeling. In 2017 (September 2-16), Carnival Miracle operated company's first-ever roundtrip to Alaska from California.

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