As the first in a new class of "Fun Ships," Carnival Splendor will offer a host of innovative on-board features and facilities, highlighted by a 21,000-square-foot health and fitness center - one of the largest at sea - which will feature Carnival's first elaborate thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool covered by a glass dome. Surrounding the facility will be 68 exclusive "spa staterooms" - also a first for Carnival.
Guests in spa staterooms will have exclusive entry access to the adjacent spa facilities and will receive a wide array of special offerings including priority spa appointments, unlimited use of the thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool, complimentary fitness classes and other amenities.
Its family-friendly facilities will include a water spray park on Lido Deck, along with a two-level 5,500-square-foot children's play area - the largest in the Carnival fleet, part of the line's "Camp Carnival" program - along with a teen club featuring a dance floor, DJ and high-tech sound and lighting system, part of Carnival's "Club O2" program.
A comprehensive golf program with opportunities to play top European and Caribbean courses will also be available.
Of the ship's 1,503 spacious staterooms, more than 60 percent will offer an ocean view or private balcony - ideal for scenic European cruising.
For a ship so far from ordinary, it's only fitting that this one visits some amazing, out-of-the-way destinations. In 2013, Carnival Splendor will be cruising on down to South America, to get you up-close with ports like Barbados, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.
It's hard to tell which onboard space best represents Carnival Splendor - they all seem to hint at the amazing time you're going to have. El Morocco Lounge hosts comedy shows, musical performances, karaoke and mo... and wears its 1930s namesake clearly on its nameplate. The words "Royal Flush Casino" incite visions of winning, while our onboard jazz club's moniker - The Cool - simply says it all without saying a word. And the Pinnacle Steakhouse can be found not only at the height of elegant dining, but at the apex of the ship.
If you like your fun to flow, there are options aplenty. If you list "splish" and "splash" among your favorite terms, there's the Splash Park. Those into sitting and sliding are invited to try the signature Carnival Twister Waterslide. How about floating or swimming around? Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day. So whether you splish or splash, you'll find hydro-excitement galore
If relaxation is more your thing, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is more your place. Or if you're looking to take relaxation to the extreme, direct your attention to the Cloud 9 Spa, featuring more (and better) ways to kick back than just about anywhere else, on land or at sea. You haven't lived until you've relaxed in a Thalassotherapy pool, or chilled - so to speak - in a dry heat chamber.
Cloud 9 Spa - Thalassotherapy Pool
An invigorating Cloud 9 Spa amenity, the Thalassotherapy Pool features jets of water that massage your body in a special formulation of ocean water rich with trace elements of vitamins. Treat yourself to a daily or voyage pass for access then let the calming waters do the rest.
Slide and glide on the Carnival Splendor fun-ified Twister Waterslide - It's three-decks high of twisting and turning water mania - Perfect for splishin', splashin' and playin' at any age.
Got a craving... Carnival Splendor has the cure. Eat whatever you like, whenever you like. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, roast beef, chicken, fish, broccoli, rice, potatoes, ice cream, cake, pie, cookies... Do we need to go on?
Watch movies, concerts, news, sporting events, and even watch others shake their "groove thing" on the new Carnival Splendor Seaside Theatre. A 12'x22' jumbo-sized LED screen with a crystal-clear picture and a 70,000-watt, easy-to-hear sound system.
Feeling lucky? Sure you are. Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more - Just a sampling of the games the Carnival Splendor Royal Flush Casino has in store.
Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Splendor El Morocco Aft Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.
Feast on culinary pleasures to your heart's delight, as well as you palate's at the Carnival Splendor Gold Pearl or The Black Pearl Restaurants.
The Pinnacle Steakhouse is Manhattan-chic and the menu includes gourmet delicacies and mouth-watering favorites everyone will love.
Foooooore! Have a swinging good time on the Carnival Splendor Sky deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.
Now extra fun-ified for 2-11 year olds, Carnival Splendor Camp Carnival has been designed with our youngest cruisers in mind. So relax, and know that your kids are being supervised by an experienced team and having just as much fun as you are... maybe even more.
One of the coolest spots on Camp Carnival is Circle "C" and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?
The place to be for teens 15-17 aboard Carnival Splendor. They can enjoy their own cool parties, movies and shore excursions.
This Carnival Splendor kid-free oasis is the hub of relaxation. Chill out and take in the ocean view, read a book, chat with friends or just kick back and relax.