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Background Information: We are 27 and 29 and have been to Europe several times. This was our first RCCL cruise, having cruised on Carnival and NCL in the past. Travel to Port: We flew delta. The flight was fine. We took a water taxi from the airport to hotel and from hotel to port. The first was 90 euros and the second 65 euros. Expensive, but it was worth the convenience factor to us. Hotel Info: Before the cruise we used starwood points to stay the Hotel Danieli and post cruise points at the Westin Europa and Regina. The Westin upgraded us to a room with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal which was a treat. Both hotels are very nice. Stateroom: We booked a junior suite. There was some noise when carts were being pushed in the solarium. That was slightly annoying. In retrospect, we would have booked a lower category stateroom. The extra space wasn't worth it to us on this cruise. Ship Info: We loved the solarium. The ship felt small. Dining: The food was okay. I would have preferred them to change the menu based on where we were cruising. My memorable meals are in port; not on the boat. Entertainment: We went to one show, and we didn't think it was very good. In general, I have not been impressed by onboard entertainment ever. Shore Excursions: We did Olympia with a RCCL shore excursion. It was fine; but I would have preferred to do it at my own pace. In Athens, we walked to the metro (30 minutes walk) and went to Acropolis and the Archeological museum. Navigating the metro was easy. The Acropolis was amazing. In Mykonos, we just walked around town, walked to the windmills and had dinner. In Corfu, we walked to town, and had lunch and did some shopping. In Split, we walked around town. The best part of most of the ports was having some local food and wine/beer! Disembarkation: Easy! Summary: The cruise was fun and a great way to see a lot of places in a short amount of time. I was less exhausted after the cruise than I am after a typical Europe trip. There was enough relaxation time worked in.

Splendour of the Seas - Eastern Mediterranean

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review by kms007

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Background Information: We are 27 and 29 and have been to Europe several times. This was our first RCCL cruise, having cruised on Carnival and NCL in the past. Travel to Port: We flew delta. The flight was fine. We took a water taxi from the airport to hotel and from hotel to port. The first was 90 euros and the second 65 euros. Expensive, but it was worth the convenience factor to us. Hotel Info: Before the cruise we used starwood points to stay the Hotel Danieli and post cruise points at the Westin Europa and Regina. The Westin upgraded us to a room with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal which was a treat. Both hotels are very nice. Stateroom: We booked a junior suite. There was some noise when carts were being pushed in the solarium. That was slightly annoying. In retrospect, we would have booked a lower category stateroom. The extra space wasn't worth it to us on this cruise. Ship Info: We loved the solarium. The ship felt small. Dining: The food was okay. I would have preferred them to change the menu based on where we were cruising. My memorable meals are in port; not on the boat. Entertainment: We went to one show, and we didn't think it was very good. In general, I have not been impressed by onboard entertainment ever. Shore Excursions: We did Olympia with a RCCL shore excursion. It was fine; but I would have preferred to do it at my own pace. In Athens, we walked to the metro (30 minutes walk) and went to Acropolis and the Archeological museum. Navigating the metro was easy. The Acropolis was amazing. In Mykonos, we just walked around town, walked to the windmills and had dinner. In Corfu, we walked to town, and had lunch and did some shopping. In Split, we walked around town. The best part of most of the ports was having some local food and wine/beer! Disembarkation: Easy! Summary: The cruise was fun and a great way to see a lot of places in a short amount of time. I was less exhausted after the cruise than I am after a typical Europe trip. There was enough relaxation time worked in.
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