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Splendour of the Seas
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Traveler rating

Excellent

167

Very Good

127

Average

52

Poor

24

Terrible

10

Cruise type

127


Mulguy Boy avatar

Mulguy Boy

8 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Great Week in the Sun

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Everything went smoothly with this cruise. the pick up arrangements at the airport, the check-in for the ship at a hotel and the access to to ship and cabin. A week in the sunshine (in Jan/Feb) helped but our ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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SGDGcruisers

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lazing through Greek islands.

Was our first cruise. So can only talk absolute, not relative! Was a good ship with neat well planned cabins. Efficient housekeeping would keep them clean. TV channels extremely limited and could have more on ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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TaffsWellCruiser

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old but Good

Some of the reviews for the Splendour remind me a bit of reviews I read about Monarch of the Seas a few years back just before it was sold. The Monarch proved to be a well-run happy ship and the same was true of ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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andyp102

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Value for Money and Interesting Destinations

I have just returned from my 6th Cruise and 2nd with RCI. I chose this cruise mainly for the Price and Destination offered and all in all was very good value for money. Splendour is nearly 20 years old and on its ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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ashbrow

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

This was our first experience of cruising so we had mixed feelings once we started to read the reviews but I suppose you can't please all of the people all of the time. We were met at the airport and because of the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Normonfire

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Value For Money

This was our second Royal Caribbean experience the first being the Voyager of the Seas in November last year. The Splendour of the seas is smaller and older. Smaller need not an issue but there are signs of ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Upthedon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was our 10th cruise, 3rd on this class of ship and 3rd with Royal Caribbean. This cruise may have started on a tired outdated ship but there was nothing else tired about it except the passengers who seemed ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Mulguy Boy

8 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Good Fun, but a Money Grabbing Experience

Splendour of the Seas has been sold to Thomsons for April 2016, but the ship was fine and no obvious sign of the ship under Royal Caribbean being run down. Once we all found the Royal Caribbean rep, we were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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philvb

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Splendid Christmas

We decided not to travel far this Christmas, being a UAE resident boarding the cruise on Dec 19th was easy as it was a simple taxi journey from home which was very convenient. Suite check in was fine just a short ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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BigMerv

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Much Better than Expected

After reading a few negative review about The Splendour Of The Seas we were beginning to regret booking our cruise. Yes the Staterooms are small, but what do people expect! This was our 15th Cruise and we have had ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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eugreene2

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

All About the Ports Baby!

Had a magnificent time for the 16 night Suez Canal Cruise. All of the ports were amazing! From Venice (breathtaking), Athens (Historic and Educational) to Israel (Spiritual, Riveting and inspiring), Suez Canal (Man ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Seabournboy

14 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Splendid Cruise on Lady Splendour

Having read some very mixed reviews of this ship I was curious to form my own opinions and experience Splendour for myself. It always intrigues me how there can be so vastly differing reports of the same ship. I am ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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eightofninekev

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Royal Caribbean Cruise

I had fun on my first Royal Caribbean cruise. I found the staff to be really pleasant and professional. The first day the housekeeping lady introduced herself to me and gave me her card. The room was always kept ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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hallasm

8 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Greek Isles and Turkey Cruise

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; ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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bertenstella

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second Cruise. Very good, not excellent

After a fantastic first cruise, also with Royal Caribbean, we almost couldn't wait for this one. We indeed had a fantastic holliday. The splendour was not as great as our previous ship (the Navigator), but still ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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AnnH1958

1 Review Written

First time with Royal Caribbean

Having cruised with other cruise lines, this was our first with Royal Caribbean on the Splendour of the Seas. On arrival at the terminal in Gatwick, we were met by a rep, and quickly checked in without any wait. On ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Rom Com

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise; we had a great time and really enjoyed it!

We sailed on Splendour of the Seas and I must say I was really pleasantly surprised. We had read some pretty "not so great" reviews here on Cruise Critic and were quite concerned we had made a mistake. As it turned ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Heyesgirl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise, Good Food, Terrific Staff

I really enjoyed my cruise. The ship was Splendor of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) that left from Venice and went to Montenegro, Athens, and several Greek Isles. The ship is smaller than the others in the fleet but I ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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665

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Splendid week on Spendour

The 5 in our party (aged 18 to 54) were either first time or second time cruisers only so we don't have a lot to compare Splendour of the Seas with other than 3 of us had the one cruise on the larger NCL Norewegian ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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blackcountrybaggie

1 Review Written

ENJOYED CRUISE

Enjoyed my weeks cruise on splendour of the seas from venice, taking in dubrovnik,ephesus,santorini,olympia all great tours well organised. Must admit enjoy the bigger ships more went on the liberty of the seas last ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Madonnafan1

1 Review Written

Great Trip!

The Splendour was a wonderful vacation through the Med! I went with my 10 year old daughter and we were both comfortable in our balcony room on the 7th floor. The food in the Windjammer was awesome each night! The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Jegeorge

1 Review Written

Family Travel on Splendour of the Seas

Our group of seven ranged in age from 8-67 years and all have been on cruises before. We found the ship friendly and easy to get around. We never do ship arranged excursions as we prefer to find our own ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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UT Vol Fan

4 Reviews Written

It will be hard to forget the Splendour of the Seas!

Having not been on a ship this small or as old in many years I was wondering what this would be like. Well the ship had been modernized a few years ago and was probably in better shape than many of the ships 10 year ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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jolgah

1 Review Written

Good for a short cruise around Mediterranean

We were four adults who planned this trip just a few months before leaving, so we did not have a lot of time for planning and this was the start of the busy season in Europe. Royal Caribbean arranged our flight from ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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conbon78

3 Reviews Written

Nice Cruise with Good Ports

We just returned from our cruise on Splendour of the Seas. The ship was small, but well maintained. We were overly impressed with the staff on the ship. We definitely prefer larger ships, but in Europe there just ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Splendour of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.04
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.04.6
Enrichment1.03.4
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.9
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