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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by William Travel

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Splendour of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas
Member Name: William Travel
Cruise Date: May 2011
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: GS
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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First time crusing, Mediterranean a great way to start
This was our first time on a cruise and in the Mediterranean. It just seemed like the best way to get to many of these fantastic ports and it turned out we were right. With the jam packed schedule for the cruise, it was actually more work than I thought. We relaxed on the ship and ate great, but it seemed that close to every day we were at a different port with so much to do and see. We burned through a lot of shoe leather and saw some amazing sites that will last a lifetime. We also snapped over 1,500 photos on this trip.

The food was pretty good. Basically, there are two options to eat, the Wind Jammer (buffet) and the King and I (plated). The Wind Jammer usually had the same menu. We primarily ate breakfast here for a hearty meal before going out. Lots of eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, cereal and fruit. A few variations, but mostly remained the same. It was good food too. The Wind Jammer also has sandwiches, salads and other hot options for lunch and dinner. We ate in the Wind Jammer a couple of times when we didn't feel like getting dressed up or eating at our specific time. Also, a nice change to eat a large salad as your meal.

The King and I we mostly ate at for dinner. This is where we did the formal and casual nights. The servers are very good and professional. Every night there were different meals to choose from and I was never disappointed. Sometimes there were small portions, but we learned quickly to order an extra appetizer or even another main course. We had a great table of other young couples and young people, which made for good conversation. The desserts were usually phenomenal.

Breakfast at the King and I was okay. The options were nothing spectacular, mostly eggs, bacon and toast. No eggs benedict on the entire ship!

With a Suite, we did have the option of dining in our room. We ordered breakfast a couple of days we needed to get up early and dinner on 2 occasions when we just wanted to be alone. The breakfast in room worked out great. I think we order 3 or 4 times and each time they got the order somewhat wrong, but nothing that ruined the meal. We actually ate dinner on our balcony one night, which was quite pleasant.

We tried to hit the gym a couple of times there. It's a decent gym to hit key muscle groups and we liked running around the outside track on the top floor. The steam and sauna rooms were also a nice touch. We even did the rock wall which was both fun and challenging.

All in all, we had an incredible time.

Publication Date: 06/16/11
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