Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by Lawyer1982: A good time was had by all
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A good time was had by all
We sailed with Splendour on 20 October 2012. Flying in from London we were delayed so opted for a road taxi from the airport as we were cutting it fine. Cost was 50 euros and it takes about 15 mins in good traffic.
The ship is in good condition. So clean and staff are polishing all the time.
Cabin 8542 was a nice size. A little bland for a suite. A few touches would have made it feel special.
Windjammer is far to small for the number of people on the boat. We shifted our day so we ate at 10 and then 2 to beat the rush. The food is fine. A little repeatative but there's lots of it.
One complaint we had compaured to other cruises is that the windjammer shut at 3.30 before opening at 6 and shutting again at 9. Between then or after then you had the Park Cafe in the Solarium which offers very limited fare. Basically salad, soup or a beef roll and some cakes and cookies. Again repeatative. I also really dislike queuing for something small like a cookie. More Just put them out. It would take a lot of burden off the staff.
Entertainment was fine. Not our cup of tea but you can always find somewhere to sit in the alternative.
Main restaurant had good food and service. The pastry chef on this book is amazing. The best I've ever experienced.
Back in Venice we paid 80 euros for a water taxi to st marks square. the water bus is cheaper but its the experience you pay for really.
Overall we had a great time. I wouldn't sail on the splendour for a longer cruise. The food and queuing would frustrate me. But for 7 nights it was a great hop on hop off ship. Less
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Cabin review: Splendour of the Seas Junior Suite Deck 8 8542
Cabin 8542 is a junior suite. Its a good size. One large room with a bed and sofa and two arm chairs. Bathroom dated. There is a bath but no bath plug. I love having a bath but wouldn't bother as the room isn't that nice. Shower was fine though. Lots of storage space. Almost too much. The room felt bare. Best thing was the location. Near the stairs and you don't hear the noise from the lifts or stairs. You do however hear peoples chairs scrapping in the hot dog bar above and small elephants, sorry, children, running around. If you like to sit out on your balcony a lot and noise bothers you then maybe move further down the ship.
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