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Splendour of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Splendour of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2010

Having made our own way to Sao Paulo, we caught up with the RCI rep at the airport and were advised when the bus transfer would commence. Although this was another hour to wait, the rep explained the choice was either to wait at the airport or at the cruise terminal as boarding would not commence until 11am.

The bus journey took just under a couple of hours but we were pleasantly surprised by some of the breathtaking scenery that appeared about an hour into the journey. They area is clearly busy, but the dual carriageway road network helped keep traffic moving well without impetuous drivers risking overtaking. This seemed commonplace throughout our various ports of call.

Having pre-registered online, the check-in process was relatively quick and painless, although we had to fill in the credit paperwork manually, despite having done so online - one of those unnecessary frustrations after 18+ hours of travelling. We then were transported to the ship but could not access the cabins (or staterooms as they call them) until 1pm. Then there was the frustrating wait for cases to be delivered to the rooms. One suggestion would be to make sure that you access your cases before checking in and getting a change of clothes etc.

Cabin Review

The cabin was well laid out. The bathroom was compact but it worked, and there was a good water flow on the shower.

There was plenty of storage space and the cases fir neatly under the bed. Ok the TV is old, but it worked

The beds were very comfortable and it would be nice if the windows were cleaned but that's asking too much!

The safe was free, quite easy to program, and served a useful purpose

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