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Old May 18th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Hello Cruise Mates... a good friend and I just booked on the Carnival Splendor... So excited the ship hasn't even sailed yet. I think it has it inagural saling this summer. We are going in April. Infact we will be on the ship for my birthday. So excited. We got a good rate on a balcony cabin with the military rate. I would ask if anyone knows anything about the Splendor but since it hasn't sailed yet .. hum. but if anyone sails her this summer please let me know how you found the ship.
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We sail on her in November on her initial US cruise.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Hi Do you know were there are some pictures of the ship? Is she the first in a class of ships? I thought she was... but not sure.
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Miss Carol....
How wonderful for you. I was so surprised when I saw your posting... I couldn't be happier for you...
And how neat to be on a brand new ship.... although I feel a little more comfortable with a ship that's a little broken in...
But then again... someone has to break it in...
Our cruise is coming soon, well it's still a little more than 100 days, but still we booked it last october...
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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:50 PM
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ok just cheked on carnival website, looks like the splendor is the first of the "splendor" class. They also have virtual tours too. They have updated there site... I like it alot better now.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Carol we are booked on the Splendor April 26th, 2009.

That is the sailing from Long Beach. There are very few pictures around.

I think she is a combo of a Conquest class and one of the Oceania ships.

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Hey Tammy,
I'll check out the site. That video sounds good. Hug :-)
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Hi Pat ...oh cool... we will be disembarking the day you embark on your voyage.

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I will do pictures and a summary when I get back.
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I am booked on the 12/6 sailing and I will have an album of pictures too when I get back. I can't wait to experience the Splendor, it will be my 10th Carnival cruise! WOOHOOO!
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We sail on her in November on her initial US cruise.
Are you staying on for the 4 day that follows the 2 day???
(please say yes, please say yes!!!)

If so, we will be sailing with you!!!
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I am changing my cruising plans. Flights are so out of hand now that I am cancelling the Splendor and changing to the Ecstasy. I am saving about $800.00 this way.
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I am changing my cruising plans. Flights are so out of hand now that I am cancelling the Splendor and changing to the Ecstasy. I am saving about $800.00 this way.
OK...now I am officially sad!!!

I thought we were going to get to cruise together.

We are sailing on the Ecstasy on Sept 1st. This will be our first time out of Galveston. We are going to drive in 2 days early to do Schlitterbaun.

Sorry you had to cancel your Splendor. I am not big into flying. I will do it if I have to, but I much prefer to drive. We are actually driving to the FLL in November which will be about 16 hours or so...
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I am changing my cruising plans. Flights are so out of hand now that I am cancelling the Splendor and changing to the Ecstasy. I am saving about $800.00 this way.
Oh no... I was looking forward to hearing all about the new ship from a cruisemate. But I totally understand. Enjoy your new cruise.
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I will be on the first 3 sailings of Carnival Splendor.

Splendor was actually supposed to be a Costa ship and is based on the Conquest class, but slightly larger with a few new tricks. There is a sister Costa ship or 2 out there.

Cruises are paid for and air is on frequent flier into Rome and out of London. The main potential gotcha is that I'm flying on my own from Rome to Genoa on Alitalia - hopefully they will still be flying July 1st. Worst case, I'll have my GPS and can do a one way car rental from Rome to Genoa!

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I will be on the first 3 sailings of Carnival Splendor.

Splendor was actually supposed to be a Costa ship and is based on the Conquest class, but slightly larger with a few new tricks. There is a sister Costa ship or 2 out there.

Cruises are paid for and air is on frequent flier into Rome and out of London. The main potential gotcha is that I'm flying on my own from Rome to Genoa on Alitalia - hopefully they will still be flying July 1st. Worst case, I'll have my GPS and can do a one way car rental from Rome to Genoa!

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Lucky Ducky... Please remember to journal every detail about the ship. Can't wait to hear it all.

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I will be on the first 3 sailings of Carnival Splendor.

Splendor was actually supposed to be a Costa ship and is based on the Conquest class, but slightly larger with a few new tricks. There is a sister Costa ship or 2 out there.

Cruises are paid for and air is on frequent flier into Rome and out of London. The main potential gotcha is that I'm flying on my own from Rome to Genoa on Alitalia - hopefully they will still be flying July 1st. Worst case, I'll have my GPS and can do a one way car rental from Rome to Genoa!

Stay tuned:

http://www.zydecocruiser.com/splendor/splendor.htm
Driving in Italy is pretty easy. We drove from Rome to Tuscany and from Milan to Tuscany on the Autostrada. The Fuimucino airport in Rome is not near the city but on the highway, anyway
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I've flown out of FCO but never in to. How long does it take to clear immigration and customs?

My flight to Genoa is the same day, so I won't be leaving the airport except by plane or rental car or maybe a taxi!
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I remember it being very quick. It is a nice airport, too.
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Michael: I've seen many posts by you and I know the airfare feeling. We skipped our timeshare in Cabo this year so that we could cruise and then go back next winter to Cabo. It looks like we're going to select our week and then exchange it for something that has a less expensive airfare flying from the east coast....cruise or whatever. I'm wondering if I'll be able to afford anything at all. I'm already putting money away for next winter's heating bill....

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We are booked to go on the Splendor May 10th, 09 and can't wait as it will be our 8th cruise.
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Hi we're on the Splendor on August 6th 2008 on it's Baltic cruise. will post a review when we get back. Only 68 days oh yeah
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Michael: I've seen many posts by you and I know the airfare feeling. We skipped our timeshare in Cabo this year so that we could cruise and then go back next winter to Cabo. It looks like we're going to select our week and then exchange it for something that has a less expensive airfare flying from the east coast....cruise or whatever. I'm wondering if I'll be able to afford anything at all. I'm already putting money away for next winter's heating bill....

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Yes, it really is hard to get to point A from point B if you have to fly. About the heating fuel for next year... I have purchased shares in natural gas and other energy sources and I know it will be high through the year.
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Hi we're on the Splendor on August 6th 2008 on it's Baltic cruise. will post a review when we get back. Only 68 days oh yeah
You will love the Baltic, so much to do and see. We had to do that cruise with NCL because CCL did not go there. Have fun.
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