Black Pearl (main dining room)
Taking its name from the twisting black pearl centerpiece that dominates the two story space, the main dining room accommodates guests in two dinner seatings. The menu includes traditional favorites like prime rib and shrimp cocktails, but more daring Indian and Spanish-inspired entrees have begun to appear with greater frequency.
A slightly larger version of the Black (it features the same menus), located aft. The main difference is in the color of the pearl centerpiece.
A small, 28-seat annex off the Black Pearl dining room.
A small, 28-seat annex off the Gold Pearl dining room.
Pinnacle Supper Club
Splendor’s onboard specialty restaurant features select chops and seafoods enhanced by live music and a small dance floor. This reservations-only restaurant features a $30 surcharge.
The ship’s buffet-style venue offers both hot and cold breakfast and lunch choices including chicken, roast beef, fish, vegetarian options, and regional menu items. The restaurant provides a casual dinner alternative to the ship’s main dining room.
California Roll Sushi Bar
This complementary sushi and tapas bar offers fresh, pre-dinner appetizers.
Hot ovens bake up traditional, fresh pizzas (such as pepperoni or cheese), as well as gourmet pizzas topped with wild mushrooms and goat cheese.
Classic favorites such as chicken sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, and hot dogs are prepared fresh daily.
Room service options include a variety of juices, breads, sandwiches, salads, and beverages.
ENTERTAINMENT AND PUBLIC AREAS
The Cloud 9 spa is the most expansive in the Carnival fleet and features Asian décor, 17 treatment rooms, and a thermal suite. “Fun Shops” line the promenade, which winds through the Royal Flush Casino to the theatre. Passengers are sure to find a favorite hangout spot at one of the ship’s 22 bars and lounges. Age-specific dances allow fun-seekers of all ages to get down into the wee hours.
Bars, lounges, and casinos:
- The Cool Jazz Bar: Live jazz
- Grand Piano Piano Bar: Live piano music
- El Mojito Wine Bar: Wines by the glass, cocktails
- Red Carpet Dance Club: Dance club
- Our House Sports Bar: sports bar
- Splendido Pool Bar: pool bar
- Nirvana Club Lounge: Live and DJ music
- Liner Aft Pool Bar: Pool bar
- Robusto Grand Bar: Martini, cocktail bar
- Main Pool: Features the magrodome, a mid-ship retractable roof
- Lido Pool: Adults only pool
- Water Park: Home of the water slide and other family fun
- Thunderball Pool: Smaller family and kid pool
The “Spectacular Spectacular,” the main theatrical venue, features a stage highlighted by classic Broadway décor. High-end sound and light equipment and a top-notch orchestra make every show a command performance. Each night hosts two identical productions of stand-up comedy or Vegas-style revues.
Sign up for excursions online beforehand, or onboard at the tour desk, staffed with knowledgeable and helpful personnel. You'll find an extensive list of shore excursions, including some rarely seen on other ships' lists. Options include swimming with the dolphins in the Bahamas, hiking to colonial San Sebastian near Puerto Vallarta, and visiting ancient ruins on a city tour of Rome.
Carnival's well-known children's facilities, catering to cruise travelers ages 2 to 17, have been expanded by about 30% over two decks. Kids will enjoy 5,500 square feet of play area with Camp Carnival tots (three groups split up from ages 2 to 11), featuring activity rooms with toys, games, puzzles, a computer game room with PS2s, Xboxes, and a dance floor.
Activities are available for the following age groups:
- Toddlers, Ages 2-5 (with parents, if necessary)
- Juniors, Ages 6-8
- Intermediates, Ages 9-11
- Teens, Ages 12-14
- Teens, Ages 15-17
SPA AND FITNESS
- Thalassotherapy pool
- Thermal suite
- Sauna/steam rooms
- Fitness center
- Outdoor pools
- Running/walking track
- Spinning, aerobics, yoga classes
- Ping-Pong tables