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Sail Date: November 2015
We have just been on a cruise with the Splendour of the Seas - 7 nights 'Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise' from Venice November 7 to 14, 2015. Itinerary: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Rhodes, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Split, ... Read More
We have just been on a cruise with the Splendour of the Seas - 7 nights 'Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise' from Venice November 7 to 14, 2015. Itinerary: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Rhodes, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Split, Croatia; and back to Venice. We did 'Do it yourself' excursions in Dubrovnik (took a shuttle from the dock to the Old Town), Rhodes (Walking distance) and Split (walking distance). organised For Ephesus we had purchased an excursion through RCI, but you can also just take a taxi from Kusadasi (30 minutes). Despite the late time of the year, we had a fantastic weather on the trip. Splendour of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship. She was commenced on March 31, 1996. In March 2015, Royal Caribbean agreed to sell Splendour of the Seas to TUI Cruises, which planned to lease the vessel to Thomson Cruises. The final sailing for Royal Caribbean departing on April 4, 2016 for a 16 Night Suez Canal Cruise from Dubai to Venice. She'll be renamed Thomson Discovery and be based in Palma starting in June 2016. Splendour of the Seas did meet our expectation, however some of the crew members had mentally left the ship. My review will primarily focus on the itinerary and the ports rather than the ship. Travel to Venice We always travel the day before and Friday we had a flight at 6:50pm - Lufthansa via Frankfurt to Venice. When we arrived the flight was canceled - flight attendants in Frankfurt on strike. We quickly changed our reservation for a Lufthansa flight on Saturday morning - also via Frankfurt and got a room at the Hilton Airport Hotel - as well as dinner and breakfast - at Lufthansa's expense. At 8pm it was announced that all flights in and out of Frankfurt on Saturday was canceled. Thanks to Scandinavian Airlines, we managed to get a flight via Berlin to Venice with SAS and Alitalia. Unfortunately, with rather late arrival in Venice - and therefore the risk that we may not be able to reach the cruise ship before 3:30pm which is the last time for check-in. We have just an hour to get our luggage and a taxi to the cruise ship. Originally we had planned to take a water bus (Alilaguna) from airport to Cruise terminal, but due to the late arrival we had to take a taxi. Quickly we found a taxi that drove to the 20 minutes to the cruise terminal. Day 1 - Departure from Venice We arrived at the Splendour of the Seas at 3:15pm - a 'quarter before closing time' - but we were definitely not the last to arrive! We got an aft cabin - larger than normal cabins with a balcony much bigger - a really nice cabin. Immediately after we had boarded was the 'Muster drill' where we had to go to our lifeboat at deck 4 and get instructions on life jackets and lifeboats. At 6pm we sailed from Venice - a spectacular sight as we passed St. Mark's Square. At 7pm we went down for a drink in the lounge and at 8pm we got dinner in the Chops Grill - one of 'specialty restaurants' - which was a welcome aboard deals. A nice dinner. Day 2 - Dubrovnik, Croatia After breakfast, we sat on the balcony and followed the entrance to Dubrovnik. We docked at noon. After lunch we took a shuttle bus the four km from the cruise terminal to the old town. We bought the transfer at the ship for € 12 pp - cheaper than a taxi. Dubrovnik, known for the old town there is a pedestrian area with straight streets. The town has several churches, monasteries, and the Old Town Hall, from the period year 1200-1600. The city is surrounded by a very well-preserved city wall, which is 2 km long, 25 m high and most places 6 m thick. There are four gates into the city - we went through 'Pile Gate' (top picture). In the wall there are many towers and two high corner fortresses. We started with a walk around the city walls, a lot of stairs up and down, and incredible views of the city churches and houses and the sea from the high wall. We went all around the city on the wall. After the wall went for a walk around town and looked at the churches and streets - an incredibly clean city. Late afternoon we took the shuttle back to the ship. After a drink at the bar, we got dinner in the restaurant ´King & I'. Day 3 - At Sea We sailed south, along the coast of Greece - towards Rhodes. Today we were at sea all day in beautiful weather - 22 C and calm sea. The clock was put forward by one hour in the night, and it was obvious that everyone was a bit later for breakfast. We chose to eat breakfast on the balcony. This morning we read the daily newspaper on our iPad's - network is not as fast as on the Quantum Class of ship but after some time we managed to download the newspaper. After lunch we set out again on the balcony - the sun was shining and the weather was lovely. It was 'formal night' - first captain's welcome in the center and then dinner in the restaurant. After dinner we walked round the ship, to the shops in Centrum, listened to music and had a glass of wine in the bar before bedtime Day 4 - Rhodes We followed the arrival to Rhodes from the upper deck, and 11am went we ashore in Rhodes town (walking distance). At the port are a number of beautiful old windmills and behind them a 4 km of preserved town walls that encircle the old town. The town lies on the island's northern tip and is surrounded by sea on three sides. The old town is just 5 minutes walk from the port. The city is like a large fortress, and is untouched the last 400 years. We walked through the old narrow streets and looked at the city's sights. The highlight is the Palace of Grand Master of Knights, which was built in the 1300s and is today the city's landmarks. From the Palace Grand Master leads the The Street of the Knights, down to the archaeological museum. The street is considered one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe. The Turkish part of the town is also interesting, including Soliman mosque that was built when the Turks conquered Rhodes in 1522. Back on the ship we ate lunch and read on the balcony overlooking the city of Rhodes. We ate dinner already at 6pm when there was "welcome back" reception. A glass of champagne and the latest news on Royal Caribbean Cruising. Then there was show in the Centrum - 'The East Coast Boys'. We ended the evening with a glass of wine in Scooner Bar. Day 5 - Trip to Ephesus Arrived to Kusadasi in Turkey in the morning. We were on tour (through the ship) in the morning to Ephesus on Turkey's west coast 30 minutes from the harbour of Kusadasi, located almost off the Greek island of Samos. In ancient times, Ephesus was a rich city of great religious and commercial importance. The town was built in the valley between two mountains. It was located on the important silk route between Rome and the Orient. In ancient Ephesus was a city that was at the river Kaystros' estuary, but today is a town about 10 km from the coast. According to ancient legends, the city was founded in 1100 BC by King Androklos from Athens. In the 500s, the port of Ephesus destroyed by mud from the river, and the city's economic importance decreased rapidly. The inhabitants fled due to malaria and since the city was buried in mud. Today, about 20% of the original Ephesus excavated (pictures) - streets paved with marble and ruins of the merchants' houses, temples and theaters. Back in Kusadasi we visited a factory that makes carpets of wool, cotton and silk - interesting to see how silk threads are extracted from the butterfly pupae how the rugs are hand-knotted and hear about and see the different qualities. After lunch we enjoyed the sun and a cup of coffee on the balcony. At 5pm we followed the exit from Kusadasi from our balcony and 6pm there was dinner in the 'King & I' dining room. After dinner we had a drink in the lounge and at 9pm we saw a Production Show with 'Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers' - Dancin' Thru the Movies - as usual a great show with good music, dancing and singing. Day 6 - At Sea It was a really nice day of sun on the balcony in the morning - the deck chairs are put into position! After breakfast we enjoyed the sun - late morning we had arranged a meeting with 'Next Cruise' to get a deal on a cruise to New England next year. After lunch, even a little sun and coffee on the balcony. We got dinner at 6pm in Chops Grille and immediately thereafter, there was a welcome back reception for the guests who had traveled most of Royal Caribbean - this was our cruise no. 25, but there were many cruisers with multiple cruises. We walked around the ship and completed the evening with an aerial show in the Centrum. Day 7 - Split in Croatia Now we felt that we had come a little further north. The wind was cooler. The captain had put the ship in the harbor so we had morning sun on our balcony. After breakfast we prioritized the sun on our balcony instead of Split. After lunch we went to the old town - 10 minutes walk from the cruise port. Split was originally built as a castle in the year 300 but it was 400 years later transformed into a city. An elegant promenade with palm trees (picture). We walked around town looking at the sights. An old town with very narrow streets, palaces and church walled. Back on the ship, we got a coffee and then we went around a bit. A glass of wine before dinner. After dinner, we decided on a manhattan cocktail in the lounge before the suitcases were packed. The suitcases were outside the door before 11pm, so they could be amassed during the night. Saturday - from the cruise ship to the airport We were up at 7:30am and ready for breakfast at 8:30. There was the usual "return chaos" in the Windjammer Cafe. We found a good seat on the pool deck. However, a little cool. The weather is not as good as at the departure from Venice. As there was plenty of time for our flight departure from Venice Marco Polo airport, we had decided to take the 1 h 40 min Alilaguna water bus from the cruise terminal to the Venice Marco Polo airport. We did miss that opportunities at cruise start due to very late arrival. We had an excellent boat from the cruise terminal to the airport. When we arrived at the airport we could see the great advantage of being SAS gold card customer. There was a long line at check in, but we could put us in the very short business class queue. Also we had 'fast track' access through the security check and got lunch in the Lufthansa lounge. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2015
I came home yesterday from a good cruise on Splendour of the Seas. My first cabin had a few problems and was awful and after day 3 I was finally moved to a new cabin that had become available during the cruise. You may wonder why I gave ... Read More
I came home yesterday from a good cruise on Splendour of the Seas. My first cabin had a few problems and was awful and after day 3 I was finally moved to a new cabin that had become available during the cruise. You may wonder why I gave this review a 5 rating that is because of the staff who went as always above and beyond. Amit from the concierge lounge, Eliana from the Diamond Club Lawrence Assistant Hotel Director to name a few were amazing. I know the ship is old and has had a few issues over the last few weeks but it was special to me just by the dedication of all the crew and staff. One high light of many for me was on day 3, I was invited to have lunch with the officers surely did the make a mistake I thought to invite me. I was so nervous but I did not need to be, suddenly I met a lovely couple whose husband I had sailed with in the past on Legend over a year ago and believe it or not we sat with Lawrence it was a lovely experience for me. I spent many hours after catching up with my friends. I met many great people on the cruise as well enjoying some fantastic weather and destinations. I found the food on Splendour to be of a good standard I do not normally eat in the Windjammer but I did enjoy the food. The Main Dining Room also offered a good standard of food even though the menu never really changes. Chops Grill was truly amazing I eat there twice and enjoyed the company on the second time catching up with my friends. I did not see any shows or do any shore excursions so I cannot make any comment but I did enjoy the ports of call. Transfers to and from the ship worked well and on arrival in Venice Embarkation went so smoothly I was on the ship within approximately 10 minutes or so. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2015
I was coming from a military base in Afghanistan to meet up in Venice with my son to cruise the Mediterranean for a week. We had a fantastic time, embarkation was quick and smooth, the ship was very clean, the staff was impressive, the ... Read More
I was coming from a military base in Afghanistan to meet up in Venice with my son to cruise the Mediterranean for a week. We had a fantastic time, embarkation was quick and smooth, the ship was very clean, the staff was impressive, the weather was great, and all of the port stops were nice. The one disappointment, which was no fault of Royal Caribbean's, was cancellation of the Athens visit due to a strike that prevented us from using the port. The Captain was able to reroute us for a stop at Split, Croatia instead and although it probably wasn't comparable to Athens, it was a small but lovely stop anyway. I realize that everyone cruises for different reasons, and based on that people may have completely different expectations, but for us the ship was perfect. The mid-sized ship didn't have all the bells and whistles of the newer mega-ships but I wasn't cruising the Mediterranean to go on a sky-diving simulator, do some ice skating, or smash around in bumper cars onboard anyway so Splendour of the Seas was great for relaxing and cruising around the Greek Isles. We only went to the main dining room once and honestly were not too impressed with the food, although I promise you it was much better than I would have been cooking and eating at home or being served on the military base, so I am not complaining at all. It's much more likely that we were just spoiled by the excellent wait staff and large variety of fresh food at the more casual Windjammer, which turned out to be our favorite place to dine. I'm puzzled by some of the reviews I have read that claim there is little to no variety of food, and complain of poor service or quality of food. Windjammer had themed dinners like Greek, Spanish, British, etc. on most nights so you definitely had choices and the food was fresh. It was always served at the correct temperature so items that should be hot or cold were as expected. And as far as service, my experience was - it was outstanding! Very attentive, friendly and personable, quick to clean the tables or pick up dishes at the end of your meal and bring coffee or tea. I never felt I was being rushed out of the Windjammer even during the busiest times. Kudos to the wait staff! I knew Splendour was an older ship and I had read about the engine fire less than two weeks before our sailing, so we really didn't know what to expect as far as condition of the ship. We were pleasantly surprised to find everything very clean and well kept. We noticed the almost continuous cleaning and maintenance during the cruise and at the ports. There always seemed to be friendly pleasant workers polishing, replacing trim, scrubbing, washing windows, and at port stops repainting the outside of the ship. You could tell the crew took pride in keeping her well maintained. I'd definitely go on Splendour of the Seas again. I'm only sad she is leaving the Royal Caribbean line next year. I hope there is another mid-sized ship very much like her, to take her place on this route. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2015
Having cruised with RC before my wife and I were a bit concerned after reading the negative reviews posted on Splendour of the Seas and its cruise Itinerary. It only proves that individual expectations are exactly that - one persons ... Read More
Having cruised with RC before my wife and I were a bit concerned after reading the negative reviews posted on Splendour of the Seas and its cruise Itinerary. It only proves that individual expectations are exactly that - one persons view. Our cruise was perfect in every way. The sail away from Venice was worth our Balcony supplement alone and exceeded expectations. Our cabin was very clean and quite and as we were travelling with friends we asked for the balcony panel between our cabins to be opened which enabled us all to sit, laugh, drink and eat on the double balcony - super. Yes even in November we were lucky with the weather and managed to sit out several times a day. The Ship in spite of its age is immaculate and extremely clean. You could hardly walk 100 yds without facing a Hygiene Hand Cleaner - something that is absolutely necessary on any cruise. The crew were attentive without being over powering and were extremely friendly be it Cabin, Bar or Restaurant. We ate every night in the Main dining room The King and I and the food was of the highest quality with different choices each evening but with a section of more stable favourites on offer every night. Breakfast and Lunch alternated between the Windjammer and the main dining room depending on Port and Activity timetables. On reflection we probably should have booked "My Time Dining" instead of second sitting as some nights it was a bit of a rush to take in the theatre and Centrum shows. Don't know what people expect from a cruise stage show but these shows were the best we have seen on any Cruise Ship. The young company worked their socks off with a wide selection of musical shows and the Stage Production on the shows was amazing. With such a vast array of nationalities on board visual singing and dancing shows have to be the norm so that everybody can enjoy.The cruise director Simonae was very impressive and bright as a button in spite of this beeng near the end of the ships cruising calendar. The Centrum Arial Shows were very exciting but not everybody could stand for the full shows duration and perhaps some thought should be given to providing more seating on the various Centrum decks. We didn't use any of the Ships Port Tours preferring to do our own thing. Would advise against using the ships port transfers as using local taxis were approximately a Third of the price in every port- even more noticeable in Venice where we saved a fortune. Overall we could not complain about anything - even the Drink pricing although expensive compared to our local pub is not much more expensive than a quality 4 or 5 star hotels pricing. Cant wait on our next RC cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
Food was subpar in the main dining room, average in the windjammer cafe. However the Windjammer cafe seating area was slow at removing dirty dishes and actually wiping down tables. We had 8:30 seating in the main dining room, the food was ... Read More
Food was subpar in the main dining room, average in the windjammer cafe. However the Windjammer cafe seating area was slow at removing dirty dishes and actually wiping down tables. We had 8:30 seating in the main dining room, the food was not what we expected. Cold or bland was the normal for the dining room, 4 out of 6 nights the Creme Brule was not even torched on the top. The last night we were served for the Seafood Medley, previously frozen fish and scallops battered/deep fried. The wait staff was prompt, courteous and apologetic and gave us the we need a 10 rating to keep our job speach. Our table was never visited by anyone higher in authority except the last night looking for gratuities, they should all be replaced. The casino was very small, staff was friendly as usual with cruise lines. The entertainment was horific, they tried to do acrobatic shows in the Centrum but they were either out of sync or scared of heights, instead of a Balet/dance group when doing routines. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
Having been on other cruises, my dad pay £19,000 for a family cruise last week on the splendour of the seas, however it was the worst cruise and a real let down, causing disappointment to the whole family including the kids. Firstly the ... Read More
Having been on other cruises, my dad pay £19,000 for a family cruise last week on the splendour of the seas, however it was the worst cruise and a real let down, causing disappointment to the whole family including the kids. Firstly the safety brief was very disorganised being in a row of 4 and not even being told were our life jackets were, we didn't even practice putting them on. The entertainment was the most disappointing, violin player and ball room dancers was not what was expected, no real stage shows or entertainment. The only outside pool was closed on day 3 at 2.30 in the afternoon for cleaning (10 hours), on the hottest day, when it was filled with kids. The feature films that should of been showed in the evening were cancelled on 3 evenings, excuse was a problem with the TV, no back up plan. The cost of the internet was outrageous and not affordable, 3 bars were closed and didn't open up until 3pm in the afternoon, no entertainment at the pool in 7 days except zuma and a belly flop competition, the entertainment at the pool should of been banging but nothing. My dad paid for 6 people to go on the cruise tour of the ship which again was cancelled, but we were not informed until the morning. a few problems with the food, but the entertainment (lack of) ruin this holiday, the entertainment officer had organised nothing and should be a shamed of his appointment, my dad will be complaining to the head office, terrible and a waste of money! Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2015
This was a family cruise with seasoned cruisers from 35 to 72. We had 4 cabins from an interior (tiny) to balcony (nice), and the nicest were the Panorama rooms (huge). Having priority boarding we literally walked right on the ship. ... Read More
This was a family cruise with seasoned cruisers from 35 to 72. We had 4 cabins from an interior (tiny) to balcony (nice), and the nicest were the Panorama rooms (huge). Having priority boarding we literally walked right on the ship. Debarkation was equally as fast due to the fact that since you don't leave the EU there is no customs coming back. That being said other than the ports that was the highlight of the cruise. The reason for my title is that the entire ship seemed deserted. We always stick to the smaller ships to avoid the crowds, but this was ridiculous. The cruise was sold out several weeks in advance but unless half the guests missed the ship they must have stayed in their cabins. There was never anybody on deck. No real deck parties. The most people that attended trivia was about 20. Bingo wasn't much better with maybe 40-50 for the biggest jackpot. The casino was even worse. The Blackjack tournament was cancelled due to only 3 entrants and the slot tournament only had 11 entrants. On past cruises the preliminary rounds take hours because so many people play. On the second night of the cruise at midnight there was only 5 total people in the entire casino. It didn't get much better. The shows were mediocre at best. It was the last cruise for the singers and dancers and they seemed tired. The new Cirque type shows were being practiced everyday in the Atrium. I understand they need to practice if the Atrium is supposed to be the focal point of the ship, why is it blocked off all day long for practices? No comedians and only 1 fly in entertainer magician act. Skipped it, as these shows are always boring. The worst part of this cruise was the food. After eating at Chop's the first night, which was fabulous, the rest of the food was horrible. The main dining room food was so bad and salt laden the head chef came to our table 2 nights in a row to apologize and try to make something better. This didn't happen either due to the fact that when you have low grade ingredients there is only so much you can do with it. Izumi was hit or miss with the Sushi and Hot rock Filet being very good, while the rice and dumplings were terrible. The buffet got worse throughout the week as they recycled meat and vegetables into other dishes. The burger bar which was present at every meal was awful, stale buns and what tasted like soy burgers. The moral of the crew was terrible. Most were from Eastern Europe and were stone faced and had no personality what so ever. Casino dealers were seriously lacking in skill and needed to be retrained if in fact they were ever taught how the games were run. The exception was our room steward who was great and our server Leonard who overcame his brashness to be a great server. The low of this cruise was that the ship had an engine fire on the 6th day forcing us to miss our last port of Argostoli. According to other passengers on deck 1 and 2 the fire was so bad that the bottom 2 decks were sent to muster and waited on lifeboats as a precaution. Being on higher decks we were not even woken up and notified of the potential danger. There were no announcements to prepare and we only learned of the danger after the fact. This was totally unacceptable. Imagine going to breakfast and seeing a life raft in the pool, that was our reality. The ports were phenomenal. Athens is something to be seen. The one thing we learned is to not listen to the Royal Caribbean salespeople. There is plenty of transportation in all the ports, and the 12EU bus to get to Corfu town is a joke. Take a cab its cheaper and you will be much happier. Also, if you have a large group, we booked a 5hr private tour in Athens for 8 people. We had a private minibus for only 35EU a person. Much better than the 90EU Royal was charging to be jammed on a 60 or 80 passenger bus. To sum it all up Royal Caribbean is at the bottom rung of cruises. This was our 4th and probably last cruise with them. From the demeanor of the crew to the nonchalant attitude of their passengers safety. Another thing, the sanitizer people need to go. They stand outside every dining area and try to force you to use sanitizer. These alcohol based sanitizers do nothing to kill most diseases including Norovirus. These people will follow you and try to force it on you. I am not a child and know how to properly wash my hands. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
This ship is old and so much of the public space is inadequate for 2000 passengers. Food is good but the bars, lounges and other public spaces just can't cope. The entertainment is poor and very amateurish. We saw a string ... Read More
This ship is old and so much of the public space is inadequate for 2000 passengers. Food is good but the bars, lounges and other public spaces just can't cope. The entertainment is poor and very amateurish. We saw a string quartet "comedy" show that was almost identical to a primary school workshop I saw. Same jokes. The magician night was something you'd expect in a church hall and the singers/dancers etc were all like 6th formers on a bad night. The films were shown on the on deck outside "big screen". As the evenings were freezing less than 20 people each night braved the weather. I would liked to have seen several of the movies but I didn't want to freeze. BUT the worst part of the week was on the Thursday when we were due to arrive in Argostoli. A fire started in the engine room. Response was confused and confusing. Lower decks were eventually sent to muster stations but crew were not organised about the "incident". Captain decided this wan't an "emergency" so not all decks were evacuated. Contary info given to passengers and we spent 2 hours shivering at station. Room and corridors stunk of smoke, we believe 17 crew members were injured but Captain still failed to give us full or frank information. Subsquently we lost our final port of call and spent 2 days at sea with little extra in terms of activities. Eventually we received a sort of apology letter, which offered little info and only $300 compensation per stateroom. Many fellow passengers said they would never cruise with RC again. Disembarkation was well handled though. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
We are trying a cruising holiday as our first time and are not impressed, we started with no information from our agent regarding what we were expected to have, do and maintain. We arrived at the airport in Venice and had to tag all ... Read More
We are trying a cruising holiday as our first time and are not impressed, we started with no information from our agent regarding what we were expected to have, do and maintain. We arrived at the airport in Venice and had to tag all baggage with tags that are paper (femur) and with no holes to attach a tie on them, we got over this with a helpful traveller who had done this before. Arrival was ok, we found our very small Junior Suite 8518 (called misguidedly (a stateroom) not a good start. We booked a drinks package and for all gratuities to be paid, to ensure we paid for good service and so we had whatever we wanted as per drinks, as required, we found out the first night the package we paid for did not include water/fresh orange juice/mineral water and so on, the package is geared, in fact the whole cruise (as for as we can ascertain) is geared to getting a captive audience milked as efficiently as possible, directing all activities to the casino or any extra curriculum such as Wi-Fi, excursions and the like. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2015
Hello! I'm reading these past few reviews about the Splendour and it's almost as if the other posters were on a different ship. We sailed a 7 day cruise from Venice departing on October 3, 2015. It was an absolutely ... Read More
Hello! I'm reading these past few reviews about the Splendour and it's almost as if the other posters were on a different ship. We sailed a 7 day cruise from Venice departing on October 3, 2015. It was an absolutely amazing week. We have cruised many times before and this was our 5th cruise in Europe. The last 4 being on Azamara and this one on RCCL's Spendour. We were so pleasantly surprised at how top notch everything was on our voyage. We had a balcony cabin on deck 6 which was a great central location.. 3 decks below the Wind Jammer and 2 decks above the Diamond Lounge. The Splendour is one of RCCL's smallest ships and that's one reason why the cruise was so great. Even though it was a full voyage I never felt like we had to wait on line for anything. Whether it was in the dining room for dinner or at the buffet for lunch or to get off the ship for a port there was never a long line. The staff all around was stellar! Every single crew member that we encountered that week was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Our Cabin attendant was amazing too.. just the nicest. We are Diamond members and the lounge was absolutely awesome!! The concierge there was the best.. so sweet, helpful and super friendly. The waiter who served the drinks at night was wonderful too. They have a complimentary happy hour from 5 - 8:30 every night and the sparkling wine and hard cider were our faves. The ports were great.. loved them all. Took a ship's tour in Athens and it was super interesting and well organized. We just wandered around Corfu and Mykonos which was perfect. We took another ship's tour in Argostoli where the highlight was the cave with sunken lake. Embarkation and debarkation was well organized as were our RCCL transfers to and from the airport in Venice. It's such a shame that RCCL is not having cruises on this ship past March of next year. It's an oldie but a goodie.. that's for sure. For the very reasonable price we paid we got SO MUCH enjoyment out of our cruise on the Splendour. Thanks RCCL for an outstanding week! Read Less
Splendour of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 3.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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