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Review for Splendour of the Seas to Middle East

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naamaview

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed on this ship to celebrate my special birthday but the cruise was far from ideal, at best it was mediocre. The ship was dated, we had booked a junior suite and were informed by our agent that we had been upgraded to a grand suite 8014 which we accepted but on embarkation Royal Caribbean said they did not get a confirmation from the agent so they had given it to someone else, they were ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


No more Royal Caribbean for us

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Middle East

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Magbern

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Just returned from 7 night cruise departing Dubai and was very disappointed, this our 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean the last one about five years ago but oh! how standards have fallen, boarding at Dubai was straight forward with minimum waiting but that was the last of the good things, our cabin although small was OK but lacked some things that other cruise lines provide like a fridge, ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Destinations great! Ship experience not so great!

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Middle East

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pollyyyz

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is my third cruise on Royal and I have not been wowed until now. Every time I have travelled with Norweigian it has been an experience to remember and I have done their larger and smaller ships. The entertainment on board was mediocre. The shows consisted of a really bad magician and a pretty good juggler. I found that the bands lacked performance. The activities on the ship did not always ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Royal Caribbean the worst company I have ever sailed with

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Middle East

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Shed59

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have been cruising for over 20 years and my cruise with RCI is without doubt the worst I have ever been on. First the good points: the ship was clean and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The bad points: I booked flights and transfers through RCI. On arrival in Dubai the RCI staff were disorganised & we were passed from one member of staff to another. Finally we were put on a ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


This was the worst cruise we have ever been on

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Middle East

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NOrabi

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This statement is based on comparisons with numerous other cruises we have enjoyed with several cruise companies including two with Royal Caribbean (although they were about ten years ago). Our latest cruises have been with P and O, Thompson and Azamara, all of which we would travel with again. In November four of us traveled to Venice to join the cruise ship Splendour of the Seas for another ...
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Sail Date: November 2015


Splendour of the Seas

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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HeyCulliganMan

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom


Mortuary of the Seas

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Serggo6

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


Old and tired ship, embarrassingly bad entertainment plus a fire on board!

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Mediterranean

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alanmills405

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


It's good service that makes the difference; please tell that to your crew RC.

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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gettinold

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The ship itself is in great nick considering it is being sold next year. The food was of good quality. The entertainment was OK, nothing great. However I marked this cruise down due to the extremely poor service we received . Firstly we are Crown and Anchor Diamond members and RC provide a Diamond lounge on board along with a concierge who is there to assist you . The first day we were there we ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Ageing

Review for Splendour of the Seas to Mediterranean

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stefkrauss

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

My third day aboard now of the Splendour of the Seas, time for some remarks to share. - The internet is slow slow slow.. One day, due to "bad weather" said the guest relations, it even didn't work at all. I bought the unlimited package, currently at USD 30 a day for 2 devices, and wonder now how or if I will be refunded for the time it didn't work, that will surely be a tricky one on checkout.. ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


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