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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by candyman1974

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Splendour of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas
Member Name: candyman1974
Cruise Date: October 2009
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: F
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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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 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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We had a Good time on our first cruise, although since it was our first, we have no frame of reference.

Definitely an older ship, some minor indications in the cabin, other than that very comfortable.

Found the Bus easily at Piazzale Roma in Venice, and was boarding ship withing 60 minutes of boarding the bus. Check in at port was delayed slightly by health declaration form.

Luggage came to room 2 hours after leaving port.

The Good; Food, plenty of choice, especially for vegetarians as they accommodated my wife easily (egg free vegetarian). Also 2 sugar free desert choices everyday. Table, we got lucky, we had a table with 4 very different couples(by age, nationality, how long married) hence a very enjoyable dinner nightly. Staff, we were very happy with our cabin attendant, waiter, assistant waiter and roaming staff. Guest services was very helpful. But we never met the Head Waiter. Ship, Since it was a smaller ship, everything was easy to access, ship maps at every elevator station, everything in working condition, some scratched in the wall paper in the cabin(expected with an older ship), decent shopping on board, bargains daily), decent casino but few tables open early due to lack of traffic, plenty of slots machines. Newbie Tip: Forget the excursions, the daily planner and port guide delivered to our room the night before the port was incredibly helpful in getting around, we saved a lot on travelling on our own with just some internet research before sailing. Took the train in Athens and did all important sites, all less than 25 euros per person. Easy disembarkation in Venice, back to piazzale roma in an hour after leaving ship.

Minor issues; ports, arrival time was always around 7:30am, lack of sleep catching up by the 5th day. weather, got little cooler so indoor heated pool was almost full and some rough sailing on the last 2 days, free sea sick pills handed out. Excursion gave little time to shop and eat in towns (most who took excursions said the same) Entertainment, shows averaged from good to ok. Magician on last day was excellent. would definitely sail again on Royal Carribean, but a newer and larger ship.

Publication Date: 10/29/09
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