We miss the Splendida! We had a great cruise, leaving from Barcelona on Dec 2nd and returning to the same on Dec. 9th. The ship is immaculate, well-maintained, and has very nice, spacious gathering areas. We were staying in the Yacht Club, which really defined our experience on the Splendida. You are simply pampered from the moment you set foot on board. You're met by bellhops and butlers who whisk away your luggage, walk you through embarkation, and then give you a private tour of the Yacht Club and the ship.
Our stateroom: Absolutely gorgeous, with extra space because it was designated for three people. We had a fold-out sofa bed for our toddler, and our baby slept in a travel crib that MSC provided (very high quality). Great water pressure in the shower. Longer balcony due to larger room size. 110 and 220 Volt outlets available (so you don't need an adapter, possibly just a converter depending on your device.)
The Top Sail Lounge - the main gathering area for the Yacht Club, absolutely beautiful and located at the very front of the ship. The view was breathtaking. I loved to sit there with a cup of tea or coffee first thing in the morning when we were pulling into port or in the late afternoon when we were leaving. Best seat in the house. The staff is incredibly responsive - anticipating your needs, bringing you things sometimes even before you ask for it. The snacks in the Top Sail Lounge were delicious - tarts, fresh fruit, pastries, etc. They make fantastic cappuccinos and mixed drinks. They serve a continental breakfast in there daily which was usually enough for us (we did go to l'Olivo for one breakfast).
Great cabin, a bit larger than the other YC1 cabins due to the sofa bed. It's meant for three people. We fit a family of four in comfortably, with a 2 year old on the sofa and a baby in the travel crib that they provided. Great water pressure in the shower. Longer balcony due to larger room size.
We simply got a taxi at the port and used that to tour around... there are a zillion touts right where you disembark. That worked relatively well.