Smaller ship, a little dated and beware of aft balcony!: Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by carmenpowers3
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Smaller ship, a little dated and beware of aft balcony!
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
On a positive note, we LOVED our stateroom attendant and wait staff. Every time we ran into any crew members, they were always very pleasant.
The food in the Windjammer cafe was almost always the same. That was a disappointment. The menu in the dinning room was the same everyday, except for a different flavored "pancake of the day." This was fine for us because we LOVED the french toast and omelettes. The food in the dinning room for dinner was good and offered a good variety.
We felt VERY rushed to get off the ship on the last day. We got to port at 0530 (30 minutes early) and it was a very loud. The ship vibrated strongly as it felt that we came in and turned ourselves completely around. If the arrival hadn't woken us up, the numerous announcements made over the intercom definitely would have. We had asked previously if we could take our time getting off the ship, as we had no immediate plans for the day, and we were told that we had to pay to stay later than our departure time (which was assigned at 7am -- the first assigned departure). So, we left at our assigned time. Thankfully our local hotel checked us into our room at 0830 - that would never happen stateside.
So, overall we had a great vacation and enjoyed our ports of call. We were a little disappointed with Royal Caribbean (we had sailed with them before with no issues). We were happy to learn that the ship was going to dry dock after our cruise, a little updating would help spruce it up. We liked the fact that it was a smaller ship and we were able to recognize crew members and get familiar with them, however, a larger ship does offer more amenities and more to do. Again, we couldn't have asked for better stateroom attendants and waitstaff. Less
Cabin review: D17627 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
The room size was great. We didn't feel cramped. The balcony was large (read review about the ash problem) and we enjoyed the "rear" view. The shower, as on most ships, was very small (and we are average-small size people). The bed and linen's were very comfortable. The tv is TINY and dates back at least 15 years.Read All Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Reviews >>
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Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience