Carnival Splendor joined the Carnival Cruises' fleet in July 2008. This fun-filled, family-style ship sets sail with a maximum of 3,012 passengers on board and boasts thirteen decks lined with luxury staterooms, vibrant bars and restaurants, great sports and leisure facilities, and thrilling entertainment options. Days at sea are your chance to enjoy the highlights of Carnival Splendor. Feeling active? Head to the Sports Deck for a run around the jogging track or work up a sweat in the Fitness Studio. Looking to relax? Unwind with a hot stone massage in Cloud 9 Spa or chill out in the tranquillity of the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. What about the kids? Discover fun times for tots to teens on the Carnival Twister Waterslide and in the Splash Park, Camp Ocean, Circle C and Club 02. On top of this, the ship docks in some amazing ports of call, opening up a variety of sightseeing and adventures ashore.
The restaurants and eateries on board Carnival Splendor offer an amazing a mix of flavours and dining styles. Tuck into a daily-changing menu of culinary treats in either The Gold Pearl or The Black Pearl Restaurants. Dine in the casual surroundings of Lido Restaurant; with Mongolian Wok, Carnival Deli, Pizza Pirate, Ol'Fashioned BBQ, and Off The Grill adding to the food choices. Feast on freshly-cooked steaks served to your table at The Pinnacle Steakhouse. Take a seat at The Chef's Table for the ultimate foodie experience as the chef creates culinary magic before your eyes.
The mix of bars and lounges on Carnival Splendor offers something for your every mood. Kickback with a book and a cappuccino in The Coffee Shop. Cool down with a mocktail at one of the duo of bars by Splendido Lido Pool. Watch live sports on screen as you savour an ice-cold beer or two in Our House Sports Bar. Sip pre-dinner cocktails in the chic setting of Robusto Bar or choose a glass of New World wine in El Mojito Wine Bar.
Carnival Splendor really comes to life after dark. Take your seat in Spectacular Spectacular Main Show Lounge for a selection of Las Vegas-style stage shows, cabaret acts, and live music. El Morocco Lounge presents comedy shows, musical performances, and karaoke. The Cool Jazz Lounge lives up to its name with soothing jazz music to while away a few late-night hours. Head up to Carnival Seaside Theatre to watch the latest films, sporting events, and concerts on the big screen. Risk a few cents on the slot machines and gaming tables in Royal Flush Casino. End your day in style as you hit the dance floor in the lively Red Carpet Dance Club.
Day 1: UK to San Francisco (California), USA
Fly from your chosen UK airport to San Francisco and make your way to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 2 – 3: San Francisco (California), USA
This hilly city is located in northern California on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Famous for its year-round fog, the main attraction to visit here is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is characterised by its culturally rich neighbourhoods and this 7x7 mile city is best explored on foot. Alcatraz, America’s most famous prison, can be seen on a rock in the middle of the bay; take a tour and see the inescapable cells. Haight-Ashbury, also known as ‘The Haight’, was home to the city’s hippie movement in the 1960’s and is now the place to go for high-end boutiques and uber-chic cafes. Sip coffee by the waterfront in North Beach, or join the keen joggers and cyclists who make the most of the massive green parks. Rest your legs and ride the cable cars up the city's sharp inclines.
Day 4: San Francisco (California) to Los Angeles (California), USA
After check out, be privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival be transferred to Long Beach port to board Carnival Splendor for your seven-night cruise.
Day 6 – 7: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's 800-mile long Baja California peninsula. The city is most famous for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. Visit the popular stone arch of El Arco, a magnificent natural rock formation where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. For adrenaline junkies, visit Medano beach and get involved in a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing. Lots of restaurants and bars also line the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail while you admire the picturesque view.
Day 8: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is set on the Pacific coast of Mexico, surrounded by the impressive Sierra Madre Mountains. This picturesque resort is known for its sub-tropical climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene. Take a stroll through El Malecon and discover the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta through the array of stall vendors, street artists and iconic sculptures and statues. Admire Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church in the town centre or visit one of the ceramic tile factories to watch the traditional Mexican tiles being made. Taste the local drink at a tequila distillery or head to one of the many authentic restaurants to taste traditional cuisine.
Day 11: Los Angeles (California), USA to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be privately transferred to the airport for your flight home to the UK.