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Splendour of the Seas

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Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"Our dining room experience was top-notch, and we loved getting to know our waitress." in 23 reviews.

"We 've cruised on Royal Carribean before and were very pleased, but not this trip." in 10 reviews.

"I was impressed with the customer service and how all of the attendants were so nice and so helpful." in 9 reviews.



Splendour of the Seas departs from:

Venice, Italy Dubai, U.A.E.

230 reviews from our community




vancura
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Wonderful ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: May 30, 2015

Royal Carribean does excellent job. I will miss this ship. Second time we have been on it. Oldy but goody. Staff well trained and organized. Food and entertainment excellent. Love the solarium with pool, more quiet and offered more protection from sun. Spa services were top notch. I had three massage services Disappointed in cost for beverages. 9.00 for glass of wine. Beverage packages were very expensive. Hard to make worth your while if you are off ship during the day. Did not miss going to or paying for specialty restaurants as the food in dining room and in wind jammer were very good. Would have liked more time on the islands. Excellent security on ship. I appreciated emphasis on hand washing to prevent disease outbreaks. Loved the movies on outdoor screen and blankets to keep us warm! Can not comment on casino as we did not go there.

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Cruise needs to be brought into 21st century.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: May 30, 2015

The on-board activities were mainly inane--towel-folding lessons, fox-trot lessons (the fox-trot became passe 60 years ago).  Too much bus-riding on the off-ship excursions.  Why Argostoli?  Nothing but a third-rate cave and a so-so monastery.  Surely some other island would have been more interesting.  The solo guitarist for the last night dance party was really disappointing.

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smorris3
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3 out of 5

OK but didn't meet expectations

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: May 30, 2015

This was our first cruise and many friends had told us how great cruising was but none had been on this particular cruise. I am big on using the internet to research places and had downloaded an app (Ship Mate) to track the ships progress. I paid for the top WiFi package so I could access the internet on 2 devices. Internet access was not available in our state room and spotty on the upper decks. Couldn't use the app or research our excursion destinations. Very frustrating. Also, couldn't smoke a cigar anywhere but the starboard side of the upper two decks and it was too windy in the evenings.

We enjoyed the excursions and met some great people but the ship was crowded and relaxing lounge chairs were hard to find. IF we cruise again we will likely try another cruise line or a larger ship.

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stupper
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Epic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 27, 2015

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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music

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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4 out of 5

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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hquin15
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4 out of 5

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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tiocucho
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4 out of 5

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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jsshaw3
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4 out of 5

visiting places

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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Limited places to smoke a cigar and NO ONE had a cigar cutter...not the shop that sold cigars or any of the bars. Bring your own!

The Guest Services desk should have forms for laundry and other things that might be requested. We literally had to attempt three times to find a laundry form. I don't mind coming down to the desk to pick them up or, more importantly, picking them up when I'm there already.

Excellent Ben and Jerrys icecream in the library. Nice secluded sunning area near spa. Have to walk through gym to get there. Four times round track equals a mile!

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