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Editor's Note: Splendour of the Seas will leave the Royal Caribbean fleet in spring 2016 and be transferred to Thomson Cruises, where it will sail as Thomson Discovery. Splendour of the Seas is packed with ...
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463 Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Skindiver65
Member Since 2008
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The good things about this ship: Room is of good size with plenty of sorage space. We were lucky to choose a balcony at the very back of the ship with enough space for a table, 3 sitting chairs and two lounge chairs. The Chops Grill ... Read more
Dotennis17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 4th cruise with RCL and one we embarked on with some concerns after reading the ship reviews here. We've only sailed on bigger ships before so again had concerns that we might not like the smaller vessel. We had no need to ... Read more
TaffsWellCruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Some of the reviews for the Splendour remind me a bit of reviews I read about Monarch of the Seas a few years back just before it was sold. The Monarch proved to be a well-run happy ship and the same was true of Splendour. The ship may ... Read more
andyp102
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have just returned from my 6th Cruise and 2nd with RCI. I chose this cruise mainly for the Price and Destination offered and all in all was very good value for money. Splendour is nearly 20 years old and on its last season before ... Read more
ashbrow
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first experience of cruising so we had mixed feelings once we started to read the reviews but I suppose you can't please all of the people all of the time. We were met at the airport and because of the time of day 8:00am we ... Read more
Normonfire
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second Royal Caribbean experience the first being the Voyager of the Seas in November last year. The Splendour of the seas is smaller and older. Smaller need not an issue but there are signs of aging in parts of the ship. ... Read more
Upthedon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 10th cruise, 3rd on this class of ship and 3rd with Royal Caribbean. This cruise may have started on a tired outdated ship but there was nothing else tired about it except the passengers who seemed determined to have a great ... Read more
vErLi
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were cruising as a family with young kids. We were expecting sun, good food, relaxing time at the pool and of course some new cities to see. This time we almost got all that we wanted -that isn't so great as NCL, with as old ship, ... Read more
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naamaview
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We sailed on this ship to celebrate my special birthday but the cruise was far from ideal, at best it was mediocre. The ship was dated, we had booked a junior suite and were informed by our agent that we had been upgraded to a grand suite ... Read more
scotjos
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise with Royal Caribbean and on this experience not keen to return. Embarcation was ok for us as we were early though it took some time for luggage to arrive The ship is a good size but we had plumbing problems in our shower ... Read more
mtnestinmd
Member Since 2012
1 review
131 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having completed this itinerary two years ago on the Serenade of the Seas, I had high expectations of this reprise, and headed a small travel group of 10. Overall, the group had a good time, but Splendour cannot be fully credited for this ... Read more
PaulandJean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked with Virgin, so two nights in a hotel The Hilton Ras Al Kahimah which was a great way to start a holiday. On arrival at the port terminal we were greeted by long queues, in fact we queued for an hour and a half, not a good ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Everything went smoothly with this cruise. the pick up arrangements at the airport, the check-in for the ship at a hotel and the access to to ship and cabin. A week in the sunshine (in Jan/Feb) helped but our memories are of a very ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Splendour of the Seas has been sold to Thomsons for April 2016, but the ship was fine and no obvious sign of the ship under Royal Caribbean being run down. Once we all found the Royal Caribbean rep, we were picked up from Dubai airport ... Read more
Middugk
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our seventh cruise, second with RCI. We had done this cruise before, but on Brilliance of the Seas. We booked everything through a cruise agent and was very happy. We departed from Birmingham on an Emirates flight EK38 on ... Read more
I Sugar
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We paid the lowest price for an inside cabin. We were taken straight to the Ship from the airport. Guests that booked with Royal Caribbean were taken for breakfast first. We thought we may be in for a long wait before embarking as we ... Read more
Magbern
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returned from 7 night cruise departing Dubai and was very disappointed, this our 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean the last one about five years ago but oh! how standards have fallen, boarding at Dubai was straight forward with minimum ... Read more
Travel Madness
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first cruise. It was our Wedding Anniversary and my husband's 70th birthday, so it was booked up last June. We paid £3,900 for the holiday + £600 for 2 drinks packages, so expected some luxury... And we were so ... Read more
antony p
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This just about scrapes an average but is more like a 2.5 star out of 5 as there is a big difference between poor & average. Boarding was very quick & straightforward which is not always the case when you start your holiday. ... Read more
pollyyyz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my third cruise on Royal and I have not been wowed until now. Every time I have travelled with Norweigian it has been an experience to remember and I have done their larger and smaller ships. The entertainment on board was ... Read more
Maggienum
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This review is only about the ship as that is all we booked, love going away over the new year to a warmer climate so this cruise seemed ideal. We arrived at the cruise terminal along with a lot of fellow cruisers, check in was smooth ... Read more
Stevie Lawson
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
211 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Splendour of the Seas is a fabulous shop and a real credit to Royal Caribbean. Such a pity she is being sold on April 2016. She is has the most wonderful crew, spotlessly clean and great food. Never once did we struggle to get a ... Read more
Shed59
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been cruising for over 20 years and my cruise with RCI is without doubt the worst I have ever been on. First the good points: the ship was clean and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The bad points: I booked ... Read more
houseflag
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Dubai Airport , 300 passengers going through passport control in lines was slow mainly due to the fact staff leaving their booths for a walk about . A private taxi collected us from Dubai Airport and transported us to Dubai cruise ... Read more
philvb
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We decided not to travel far this Christmas, being a UAE resident boarding the cruise on Dec 19th was easy as it was a simple taxi journey from home which was very convenient. Suite check in was fine just a short queue which took approx. ... Read more

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