May 2015 - Splendour of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
The cruise was outstanding. The staff was amazing and the shore excursions were very informative and interesting.
However, we were cruising through the Aegean Sea and going past some of the most picturesque and beautiful coastlines on Earth. There is absolutely no need to fill every onboard minute with parties and loud music. There really should be some respect for the landscapes we were surrounded by. While leaving Mykonos or Athens, we wanted to sit by the pool and look out over the amazing scenery. Instead we were treated to the droning music or, worse, the inane banter of the "Sexiest Man Alive Contest" host. Why!?
Don't diminish the surroundings, which were incredible, with trivial worthless blather.
We are so happy with our experience overall, but the ship doesn't really need to force fun down our throats. The ships' crew and staff does such a wonderful job at helping us relax.