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Splendour of the Seas
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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 TUI Discovery. Splendour of the Seas is packed with an ...
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BigMerv
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After reading a few negative review about The Splendour Of The Seas we were beginning to regret booking our cruise. Yes the Staterooms are small, but what do people expect! This was our 15th Cruise and we have had larger Cabins but not by ... Read more
BobnJac
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
172 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Having spent a great cruise in September on this ship we were really looking forward to this seven nighter in the Gulf. Check in was shambolic to say the least, evidently this was due in part to the Emirate ways rather than the usually ... Read more
Swn Y Don
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Check in was longer than usual as queues had built up but we were very pleased with prompt arrival of bags. Interior cabin 6111 was clean, comfy and very quiet at night. We had towel animals and a very friendly cabin steward. ... Read more
Flossy77
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
I have recently returned from a cruise to Oman & the UAE on Splendour of the Seas. I would start by saying that my previous cruise experiences have been on Norwegian and I much prefer their freestyle mantra. While a small ship I ... Read more
eugreene2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed November 2015
Had a magnificent time for the 16 night Suez Canal Cruise. All of the ports were amazing! From Venice (breathtaking), Athens (Historic and Educational) to Israel (Spiritual, Riveting and inspiring), Suez Canal (Man made beauty), Oman ... Read more
AStoney
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Started the cruise after a 4night stay in Mestre Venice embarkation excellent balcony cabin midship on deck 6 plenty of hanging space but no drawers or shelves for clothes. Drinks expensive so took a package for one (surprising as in the ... Read more
Golden Child
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We were a large party who sailed from Venice to Dubai on the Splendour of the Seas, a ship soon to be sold by RCI. I was a bit apprehensive given that the ship was 20 years old (despite a recent re-fit) as my previous experience on ships ... Read more
NOrabi
Member Since 2015
1 review
This statement is based on comparisons with numerous other cruises we have enjoyed with several cruise companies including two with Royal Caribbean (although they were about ten years ago). Our latest cruises have been with P and O, ... Read more
champers@7
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
Sailed November 2015
Flew Newcastle/Paris/Venice with Air France - flights on time but our worry about luggage transfer was a needless concern - met by RC staff and taken to coach. In no time we were on the ship & in our cabin. We had some concerns ... Read more
Seabournboy
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having read some very mixed reviews of this ship I was curious to form my own opinions and experience Splendour for myself. It always intrigues me how there can be so vastly differing reports of the same ship. I am pleased to say that my ... Read more
lwdcourt
Member Since 2015
1 review
We've cruised with RCI now for a number of years and generally like the cruise line. This particular cruise was a bit of a mixed bag! The good.... For an older ship about to be sold we were pleasantly surprised that it was in such ... Read more
MsPoppadom
Member Since 2013
1 review
80 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We'd had a fab cruise on Eastern Med with Celebrity Silhouette in 2014 so jumped at the opportunity of repeating some of those fab ports with Royal Caribbean's Splendour in late Nov 2015, before it sailed off to Dubai for winter. We got a ... Read more
eightofninekev
Member Since 2009
1 review
241 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I had fun on my first Royal Caribbean cruise. I found the staff to be really pleasant and professional. The first day the housekeeping lady introduced herself to me and gave me her card. The room was always kept clean and tidy . The ... Read more
zcg
Member Since 2015
1 review
You are over the age of 70 and like being rude to people. Then this is the cruise for you! Overall, the cruise was boring, the people on the cruise were rude, old people, the ship is old, bathroom too small, RC charges for EVERYTHING ... Read more
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Racanamicable
Member Since 2015
1 review
As a quick summary it seems that royal Caribbean is becoming more of a budget cruise line when it comes to food ...our last cruise was thomson , ..there was lobster on the menu...on royal Caribbean it was a chargeable extra. On royal ... Read more
hallasm
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1,380 forum post
1 helpful vote
We have just been on a cruise with the Splendour of the Seas - 7 nights 'Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise' from Venice November 7 to 14, 2015. Itinerary: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Rhodes, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Split, Croatia; and ... Read more
Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
I came home yesterday from a good cruise on Splendour of the Seas. My first cabin had a few problems and was awful and after day 3 I was finally moved to a new cabin that had become available during the cruise. You may wonder why I gave ... Read more
sfoster8
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was coming from a military base in Afghanistan to meet up in Venice with my son to cruise the Mediterranean for a week. We had a fantastic time, embarkation was quick and smooth, the ship was very clean, the staff was impressive, the ... Read more
Brockvillebairn
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Having cruised with RC before my wife and I were a bit concerned after reading the negative reviews posted on Splendour of the Seas and its cruise Itinerary. It only proves that individual expectations are exactly that - one persons ... Read more
HeyCulliganMan
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed October 2015
Food was subpar in the main dining room, average in the windjammer cafe. However the Windjammer cafe seating area was slow at removing dirty dishes and actually wiping down tables. We had 8:30 seating in the main dining room, the food was ... Read more
gazza03
Member Since 2015
1 review
Having been on other cruises, my dad pay £19,000 for a family cruise last week on the splendour of the seas, however it was the worst cruise and a real let down, causing disappointment to the whole family including the kids. ... Read more
Serggo6
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was a family cruise with seasoned cruisers from 35 to 72. We had 4 cabins from an interior (tiny) to balcony (nice), and the nicest were the Panorama rooms (huge). Having priority boarding we literally walked right on the ship. ... Read more
alanmills405
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This ship is old and so much of the public space is inadequate for 2000 passengers. Food is good but the bars, lounges and other public spaces just can't cope. The entertainment is poor and very amateurish. We saw a string quartet ... Read more
N fletcher
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We are trying a cruising holiday as our first time and are not impressed, we started with no information from our agent regarding what we were expected to have, do and maintain. We arrived at the airport in Venice and had to tag all ... Read more
Sleep7
Member Since 2010
1 review
230 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Hello! I'm reading these past few reviews about the Splendour and it's almost as if the other posters were on a different ship. We sailed a 7 day cruise from Venice departing on October 3, 2015. It was an absolutely amazing week. ... Read more

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