MSC Splendida Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

"Spendid-a" time!

Sail Date: June 17, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is beautiful, the services are great, and the personnel are very friendly. It is definitely a high class, sophisticated ship, we had a lot of fun.

Pros: the ambiance, the personnel

Cons: getting up too early for tours

Recommends MSC Splendida? Yes!

Children's Programs
I had a 9 year old and she didn't like these services, they were boring.
Food and Dining
The food was great at the elegant restaurants (Villa Verde, mexican restaurant), but at the Bora Bora it wasn't that great, and they took out the trays from you if you were 2 minutes late!
At the pool it was fun, but the Italian facts quiz was untakeable for anyone not italian! :-$ The samba dance and others were fun, some of the music shows were good.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Super service and friendliness. Radix took care of our cabin and was soooo helpful!!
Genoa, Italy
We took the Portofino tour, which was really nice, boat ride and everything! Wish we had more time to walk around Portofino and go up to the mountain sightseeing.
Don't Miss: Portofino
Marseille (Provence), France
We took the Cassis tour which was really cute, though no guide or anything, just wandering around the streets doing some shopping. It was so early when they took us that the cafes were not even open! We also wandered around Marseille which was also nice, but didn't have much time.
Naples, Italy
We took the Pompeii tour, which to history buffs is a don't miss site! Incredible to walk around the site. Wish we had more time in the store, shopping for cameos!
Don't Miss: Pompeii
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
We took the Cave of the Dragon tour, which was very nice and interesting. I loved the classical music show on boats with the cave lights shut down. We also did some shopping at the store - had a budget prepared beforehand!
Palermo, Sicily
We took the Valley of the Temples tour, which for history buffs is also a don't miss site! Incredible temples, and good tour, but tiring for smaller children. They didn't take us to a store to do some tourist shopping! :-<
Don't Miss: Valley of the Temples

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