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Splendour of the Seas

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Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"The dining room staff was excellent and the food was delicious." in 20 reviews.

"It was a great trip with wonderful customer service." in 9 reviews.

"We 've cruised on Royal Carribean before and were very pleased, but not this trip." in 7 reviews.



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hquin15
Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
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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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ArielP.
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
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5 star

Great cruise

Ship: Splendour of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

Check in was not the best, just ok. But after we entered the ship, everything was perfect . The Splendour of the Seas is a small ship, but perfect in every way. Even after almost 20 years , she looks gorgeous and brand new. You have everything you need  and the staff is great . Food is similar to what you can find in every Royal Caribbean ship, and so the enterteinment. The big difference was the crew. One of the best , i found so far . Itinerary was excelent , with Santorini and Dubrovnik on the top of the list. I absolutelly recomend it.

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tiocucho
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
4 star
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4 star
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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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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
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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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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
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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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Popular Tips for Splendour of the Seas


ArielP.
Second Mate

During the sea days , go to the main dining room for lunch and enjoy the great salad bar.

Wash your hands!!

try go where the passengers are not e.g. - early on deck

Roll Calls


Splendour of the Seas
10
Members on Cruise

7 Night Greek Isles & Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 08, 2014
Ship Name: Splendour of the Seas
10 Ship Mate app members

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Splendour of the Seas
7
Members on Cruise

15 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Barcelona To Sao Paulo)

Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014
Ship Name: Splendour of the Seas
7 Ship Mate app members

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Splendour of the Seas
6
Members on Cruise

7 Night Greek Isles & Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 23, 2015
Ship Name: Splendour of the Seas
Smitty
+ 5 Ship Mate app members

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