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As I prepared to go on my first cruise, I was excited to hear about all the fun things on the ships. Boarding the ship, I was still excited. However, after my first day aboard the ship, I was disappointed. I am 32 years old and single. I was hoping to have fun and meet some people that would make my adventure all the more better. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the passengers were retirees. I think I saw a total of 20 people that did not have gray hair. Everywhere you looked, older people. Now that does not bother me at all, all the people I met on the ship were quite enjoyable. The only thing was there was nothing for a 30 something person to do. There were late night dances, but not only who are you going to dance with, but would you know the music? The entertainment was also geared to the older people and I didn't know any of them. Overall the service aboard the ship was very nice. Everyone was pleasant and it seemed as though they all loved their jobs and working with the passengers. The only thing that I would have changed about the service is my table assignment for dinners. Originally, I was at table "15" (don't remember the actual number) and because of seating with the group I was with, I switched tables to table "29" (again, I don't remember the actual number). The service was going from that of a restaurant serving $40 plates to McDonalds. Having to ask for NOTHING to having to ask for EVERYTHING, . . . TWICE! The cabin steward was WONDERFUL! He was kind and always happy and regardless where he saw us, he would say hello and call us by name. Overall, I was disappointed in the adventure on the Splendour of the Seas, but I am looking forward to doing more research and trying it again!! mjanikow@msn.com March 2003

Splendour of the Seas

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by majanikow

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 1899
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As I prepared to go on my first cruise, I was excited to hear about all the fun things on the ships. Boarding the ship, I was still excited. However, after my first day aboard the ship, I was disappointed. I am 32 years old and single. I was hoping to have fun and meet some people that would make my adventure all the more better. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the passengers were retirees. I think I saw a total of 20 people that did not have gray hair. Everywhere you looked, older people. Now that does not bother me at all, all the people I met on the ship were quite enjoyable. The only thing was there was nothing for a 30 something person to do. There were late night dances, but not only who are you going to dance with, but would you know the music? The entertainment was also geared to the older people and I didn't know any of them.

Overall the service aboard the ship was very nice. Everyone was pleasant and it seemed as though they all loved their jobs and working with the passengers. The only thing that I would have changed about the service is my table assignment for dinners. Originally, I was at table "15" (don't remember the actual number) and because of seating with the group I was with, I switched tables to table "29" (again, I don't remember the actual number). The service was going from that of a restaurant serving $40 plates to McDonalds. Having to ask for NOTHING to having to ask for EVERYTHING, . . . TWICE!

The cabin steward was WONDERFUL! He was kind and always happy and regardless where he saw us, he would say hello and call us by name.

Overall, I was disappointed in the adventure on the Splendour of the Seas, but I am looking forward to doing more research and trying it again!!
mjanikow@msn.com
March 2003
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