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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by DiscoVolante

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Splendour of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas
Member Name: DiscoVolante
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: D1
Cabin Number: 7504
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5+
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Pleasant hassle free cruise
We are both over 65 and have cruised several times

After a 3 hour drive from Carinthia in Austria we arrived in Venice, checked the baggage, parked the car and boarded quickly and smoothly

The port and boarding staff were all extremely friendly - Royal Caribbean deserve credit for the competent organisation

After a quick snack in the Windjammer, we toured the ship and immediately noticed the benefits of the refit

Some of the busy design and color combinations clash rather badly, something that could have been avoided with a bit of care

Our Stateroom was clean and ready on time and was well cared for by the ever present friendly cabin staff

We used most of the public areas, in particular the Library, Solarium and the Gym

The Windjammer was where we took breakfast and the choice was always more than ample, for dinner, My Time dining in the King And I

The food was good and never had a problem finding a suitable selection

Listening to almost all our fellow cruisers they seemed to find sufficient activities to have fun

The Theatre productions were sadly not up to the usual Royal Caribbean standards, but the entertainment around the ship was very lively

Whether or not you took the ship's tours there was always advice and help offered by the excursions or information desks

We did the ship's tour on Santorini, otherwise we did our own thing

Bari was not ideal stop, in Italy on Sundays there is not a lot to do in the towns as almost everything is closed

The other ports Corfu, Kusadsi, Santorini and Katakolon all have their specific interests and are well catered for by the ship's excursion desk

One needs to do your homework beforehand to decide what the ports have to offer and how one wishes to explore them

To avoid any unpleasant surprises it is recommended to take tours in non EU countries or places where one is not accustomed to the culture

Again getting on and off the ship in all the ports was well organised and without incident

Leaving the ship was also properly handled and a priority departure was made available for anyone requiring to disembark early

This was a relaxing cruise and except for what appeared to be slightly stressed out staff in some areas it could not be seriously faulted

To please around 2000 passengers 24 hours a day is no easy job

Publication Date: 11/27/12
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