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Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"So just the main dining room and of course buffet on upper deck for less formal dining." in 22 reviews.

"...no no no overpriced water I was impressed with the customer service and how all of the attendants were so nice and so..." in 9 reviews.

"We 've cruised on Royal Carribean before and were very pleased, but not this trip." in 9 reviews.



Splendour of the Seas departs from:

Venice, Italy Dubai, U.A.E.

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We loved the staff, dance and language classes, shuffleboard/mini golf, gym, food choices, kids' club, and itinerary.  The one bad part was when we were told we had to pay reciprocity fees for Argentina as we were getting on the ship, $640 for my family of 4.  We would have liked Orbitz and/or Royal Caribbean to have told us that BEFORE we were embarking. 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2015

we love all the theme of music and dancing ,the centrum is beautiful and all activity music it happen there ,the only thing we don't understand Portugal language so we did'n go to the show

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Amazing cities! Spectacular views! Easy ports!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 27, 2014

It was a great trip!

perfect because I didn't have to worry about luggage every day. You unpack only once!

leaving from Venice was very nice! Very easy to access the port. Very easy process for boarding!

the fact that you have 2 days on sea was great, because you could use the rest after walking all day long.

the ports "cities" were fabulous!

Croatia - a dream ! You change money to their currency right outside the cruise, then walk few steps take their public transportation ( bus) and you are in the main city.

"santorini" spectacular views! If there are more than on cruise at the time, it could be a complete cluster to get to the island. You can only walk up the mountain, take a ride with a funky or take a cable cart.

you could wait 2 hours to come back down. Santorini is not made for that many people.

turkey " Ephesus"- a must see. We took a 4 hour tour pre-paid tour.

Olympia was a also very exciting.

the food was average. I don't believe they had a good variety of foods on the menu.

the shows were not good at all. I was very disappointed because I have taken at least 10 cruises and this is the first time that I did not like the shows at all. 

The staff were very professional and very nice.

it is a cruise that I will recommend to everyone if you want to have a taste of these countries.

this is not a Caribbean cruise where you go to relax. If you want to visit the sights in every port of call, you have to be on top of your game!

 

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Great places in a nice ship.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 27, 2014

Even though this is an old ship, it is very well maintained. You would never know but I read about the ship before I chose it. I was pleased with their large inside staterooms, and the whole ship. The places we went to were amazing and the embarkation and disembarkation were great. I thought the food was o.k. The staff is great. The Customer Service, Excursion Desk were very friendly. Regarding the places we visited: Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Ephesus, Turkey; Olympia, Greece, Santorini, Greece. I feel that Santorini is not the type of island that can handle these types of cruises. It was too crowded with two different cruise ships in the island at the same time. The cruise should be able to find a way to stay overnight or leave later in order to allow the passengers enjoy the island without the  stress of lines to get in and out to the ship. All of us(6 people) had a great experience on this cruise.

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Beautiful itinary

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 20, 2014

I have traveled Royal Caribbean several times and I feel some of the little perks have been taken away. 

1. Our room server was over worked could never find him when needed

2. Beds used to be turned down every night and a chocolate would be left on your pillow

3. Every port would have photographer waitin right outside for photo, wasn't there a couple times I stepped off

4. Photo night did not have as many set ups for photos

5. Being charged now for lobster dinner was always part of menu on formal night

6. Always had a midnight buffet with fruit, ice or chocolate one evening during cruise.

7I do understand the cost of gas and other items going up but it's those little things that make it extra special

8. port times too short and not great times

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Great trip.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 13, 2014

It was fine, just the room in front of a boiler or machine room was not that quiet while sleeping.

Everything else was fine and the waiters at the dining table Francisco and Tedios were super fantastic.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 13, 2014

The route is well designed and the places the ship visited are all very interesting and attractive. The food is generally ok but the space of the main café restaurant is very crowded plus the opening time is relatively short that make it hard sometimes to find available tables.

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splendour of the seas, greek isles

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 06, 2014

It was a fair cruise, not the best we have had with Royal Caribbean, definitely,

the ports were the highlight of our trip.

Not the best food, our cabin was the smallest we have ever had , fun activities and good shows.

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THE BEST CRUISE EVER ON SPLENDOR OF THE SEA

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2014

we like everything on theship speciality the indoor swiming pool but we missed the discotec on other ship like liberty of the sea.we like the stateroom.the dining room.we are very happy with our house keeping.and the weiter HOLENKA CUACO.KARANDEO CHUTTEEYA.SERGIO GUILLEN AND RG MENDOZA. for a customer service like them  we had the best experience ever.we recomended splendor of the seato anybody who wants to have the best cruise of their life.

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Review of Royal Caribbean Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2014

I had a great time on the cruise.  Unfortunately, I had a bout of gastrointestinal problems midway through the cruise, and it caused me to miss an excursion I paid for and several meals.  Despite this issue, I still had a great time visiting places I have never been.  I flet that I had enough time in the ports of call to explore the areas nearby.  The crew was excellent: friendly, helpful, and dedicated to making my experience an enjoyable one.

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