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Splendour of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Splendour on the Rocky Seas

Review for Splendour of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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MsPoppadom
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2015
Cabin: Large Ocean View Stateroom

We'd had a fab cruise on Eastern Med with Celebrity Silhouette in 2014 so jumped at the opportunity of repeating some of those fab ports with Royal Caribbean's Splendour in late Nov 2015, before it sailed off to Dubai for winter. We got a great cruise-only deal and arranged our own flights and transfers which ran smoothly.

Maritima cruise port was a little unorganised compared to our last visit but it didn't take too long to get onboard and our cabin was ready - so we dropped off our carry-on and headed to the Windjammer for lunch. We knew not to expect Silhouette's modern elegance or facilities, as Splendour is over 20 years old and smaller, and were pleased with the 2011 refurb of public areas. Our cabin however, looked dated and tired (though clean and spacious - being a large ocenview aft deck 3), as if the refurb didn't include them.

Also, Royal Caribbean's website was not accurate with cabin photos or details as cabins did not have iPads and interactive services. For any queries one had to phone Guest Relations or queue in person which was disappointing as queues were always long -obv as you couldn't even check your account using the TV in your cabin.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin H

Spacious enough for two adult, with double bed, enough space to walk around it. Sitting area with sofa and a table. Desk/vanity with good storage space and hairdryer. Free to use safe. Rear AFT cabin with loads of engine noise and noise at docking (door/gangway nearby).

Port Reviews

Venice

No excursion but our transport ran smoothly

Dubrovnik

Great port, beautiful. But missed out due to weather. We were going to do our own thing.

Rhodes

Lovely. Again no excursions booked

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