Greek isles and Turkey: Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by BAHIAPRINCIPE

Splendour of the Seas 5
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Greek isles and Turkey

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice
We sailed on the Splendour of the Seas on the 8th June, its quite weird to think that we too, was in cabin 2531, just like the previous reviewer, how mad is that.

Our 7th Cruise with RCI,2nd time on the Splendour, celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, with no recognition from RCI at all. Not even a card or anything, we did 3 cruises last year, very dissapointed, we was told that they just don't bother with that kind of thing.
Cruise was good, food better in the Windjammer than the main dining room, service not so good in the main dining room, 2 months ago RCI decided to start adding gratuites to every-one's bill, instead of the option to pay the staff yourself at the end of the cruise. A lot of people decided to have this removed off their bill.

ARGOSTOLI trip with RCI. had to beg for the Air Con to be put on, but driver wanted to save fuel, all of us extremely hot, not good. More All staff are excellent, except we had Sissy, the waiter in the dining room at night time, very rude, management had to have a word, as others on our table for 10 complained.

Overall, we love RCI, and this ship, but feel if RCI don't acknowledge their returning guests, then maybe its time for us to cruise with someone else, inside cabin on deck 2, the least they could have done was give us a window, for cruising 4 times since last year, there was loads of cabins available 1 month before we sailed, they sold them all off cheaper, you get what you pay for with RCI, and that's it, no extras.

Splendour is better than the ships with the royal promenade, smaller is better, might try one more cruise with them, and then try someone else, sorry the review Royal Caribbean isn't a little better, from your returning guests. Less

Published 06/21/13

Cabin review:

Deck 2 category N, inside, small, no fridge, good location, front to mid ship, not far from lifts, but far enough, deck 2 better for bad weather, don't feel anything so low down, no noise from the engines

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