Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by Stewpat
We have recently returned from a 7-night cruise to Turkey and the Greek Islands aboard 'Splendour of the Seas'. This was our first cruise on this ship although we have cruised with Royal Caribbean before. The ship is older than others we have been on and it is beginning to show and the ship is a little tired, Whilst the cabin was comfortable, the shower curtain in the en-suite was grubby and the bottom of the door to the en-suite was badly scored and looked dirty. Also the duvets on the beds were unusually heavy although the mattresses were comfortable. The public areas were bright and airy and in most cases it was pleasant to listen to the music in the lounges and this was not too loud to prevent conversation. The exception was the Greek group who did not seem to notice passengers fleeing from the Centrum to quieter areas! The service in the dining room varied from excellent to very poor, depending where you were seated. We deserted our designated table for the Windjammer after frustrating service at dinner on two evenings when it took 40 minutes from being given the menu until the order for starters was taken. Open sitting at breakfast provided better service in the main but there were still differences which should be improved. The choice of ports-of-call was excellent and going ashore for excursions was hassle-free and well organized. The guides on the 2 excursions which we went on were excellent, very interesting and informative. We will probably cruise with Royal Caribbean again but perhaps on another ship.
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