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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by Lawyer1982

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Splendour of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas
Member Name: Lawyer1982
Cruise Date: October 2012
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: JS
Cabin Number: 8542
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 3.0
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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. 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.

Publication Date: 11/04/12
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