Splendour of the Seas - Western Caribbean: Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by rharpelle
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Splendour of the Seas - Western Caribbean
Destination: Western Caribbean
The Splendour features two pool areas. We utilized the rear Solarium as it was Kids only in the company of Adults and predominantly it was adults. Nice place to read and completely covered over. The splendour has mini putt golf course that was challenging and fun to play. The nightly entertainment was enthusiastic but the limitations of the size of the stage plus it not being the focus of this ship was somewhat subdued. The seating area for the theatre is beautifully appointed with very nice leather couches. Other ship activities included a rock climbing wall. Saw it but didn't do it. The internet area had nice machines but at $0.50 per minute it was cheaper for us to use wireless in Galveston, Cozumel and Costa Maya. Cell phones for both Voice and Data worked throughout the ship out to sea and in port. Port visits on our Trip included Cozumel and Costa Maya. Getting on and off ship was done with ease. Our Cabin Steward Margarita was like our Girl Friday, there when you needed her or anything. Otherwise it just seemed like magic that our cabin was kept spic and span. We were in a Cat "F" oceanview and this was quite adequate for two. It had a pullman for a third person but I think that would have been crowded. Arrival back into Galveston went very smoothly. The times that they tell you are pretty accurate we hoped to be off early but our time was set for 08:55 and our luggage color was called at 08:50. No fuss no muss off the ship. We rented again from Enterprise to get back to Houston. If you don't have a reservation you may as well take the shuttle. I stood in line with Princess Ship passengers and RCI passengers for over 45 minutes waiting to process my rental. About 1 in three had no reservation and they did not get vehicles. Every available vehicle Approx 78 was rented.
Would I sail on Royal Caribbean. Absolutely!! It was a very clean ship that provided a nice vacation. They look after quite nicely. Less
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