Carnival has been pioneering the cruise industry for nearly forty years now, and in the process they’ve learned a thing or two about providing an affordable cruise vacation designed to exceed passenger expectations.  Together with in-house designer Joe Farcus, Carnival has managed to create ships that have their own distinct and unique personality – a trait that is growing increasingly rare in the industry, and one of the reasons the line refers to them as “Fun Ships”.

We recently had the opportunity to tour the Carnival Splendor in its Long Beach, California homeport.  After traversing every deck and snapping plenty of photos, we’re hard at work putting together a comprehensive ship tour  featuring over one hundred photos that will be available starting this Sunday – only on From the Deck Chair.

Until then, here’s a few quick “teaser” photos!  

The El Morocco Lounge. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

 

Spectacular, Spectacular - Carnival Splendor's beautiful main show lounge. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

The stunning Black Pearl Restaurant, one of two main dining rooms aboard Carnival Splendor. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

Going Down? Carnival Splendor's stairwells feature unique works of art. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

Onboard shops are located at the top of the Atrium on Deck 5. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

One of three unique thermal rooms aboard Carnival Splendor's Cloud 9 Spa. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

The retro-themed Red Carpet Lounge. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

Carnival Splendor's Atrium Lobby spans Decks 3, 4 and 5, and has glass elevators and a skylight rising to Deck 11. Photo © 2011 Aaron Saunders

 

One Response to Preview: Carnival Splendor Photo Tour

  1. Tallyn says:

    I absolutely love these! I went on a Cruise with this ship in October and it was the most amazing thing ever.

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