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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by gizmoilk: Perfect Greek Islands cruise

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Perfect Greek Islands cruise

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice

Having sailed with Royal Caribbean twice before, we felt that we could trust them to deliver a cruise around the Greek Islands.

Deliver they did!

The only down side of the holiday was the non direct flights from Birmingham via Dusseldorf to Venice that RCI had organised for us. This wasn't indicated to us when we booked. Had we known, we'd have plumped for flights from Manchester which were direct.

The flights however were smooth and efficient, courtesy of Lufthansa.

Having read reviews that Splendour was showing her age, we were a little worried, but we needn't have been. Apparently she's having a refit in November.

OK, some of the soft furnishings are a little tired, but the ship sparkled and work had obviously been done in some places.

Our interior Q grade cabin on deck 2 was standard for RCI, but no flat screen TV or mini bar. Everything worked and was spotlessly clean.

We ate in the Windjammer buffet restaurant most More nights (much quieter that at breakfast or lunch). The food was of excellent quality with theme nights - the Fish night on day 8 was fantastic.

The King & I dining room was OK and due to our table for 2, service was quick and efficient (and extra portions if we wanted it!) The itinerary was excellent, with Split, Mykonos and Santorini were our favourites.

Well done Royal Caribbean!! Less

Published 07/08/11

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Cabin review: Q Interior Stateroom

Decent sized with good wardrobe space and enough room for a sofa. Bathroom clean and serviceable, apart from the dreaded clinging shower curtain

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Port and Shore Excursions

Did a tour (£36 each) of Athens, which showed us all the sights, giving us a couple of hours to get lost in the Plaka.

The port maps issued by the ship were inaccurate - we took the $10 shuttle to town, but the maps indicated the buses dropping and picking up at a completely different place (near the Liston) Again took a road train out of town and saw Mon Repos where Prince Philip was born and the 'seaside' part of Corfu town
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Have been to Katakolon before, using it as a springboard to get to Olympia, but this time, we just wandered around town and took the road train on a ride into the countryside. Surprisingly green and pretty. The promised museums in town were shut!

Beautiful Mykonos - a white town huddled around a harbour, Petros II the pelican and windmills. The only down side was the $10 shuttle tickets to town

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Absolutely stunning, but very commercialised. Take the cable car (4 euro each way) as walking or donkey isn't an option. The views from both below and from the white town of Fira are stunning

Wonderful, ancient town built around the roman Diocletian's palace.

Busy port and great sail-away through the Dalmatian islands

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