Laid back and pleasant

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Greek Isles & Croatia (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 31, 2008
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Being that it is an older ship, there was nothing special about it. The interior could use a little updating and jazzing up to create a more lively setting. It definitely needs quite a few cosmetic maintenance overall.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It's a small ship so there are no restaurants other than the usual main dining room and an upper deck cafe that serves buffet style.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Very predictable. The least memorable entertainment on a cruise we've ever been. Perhaps it's because it's a Mediterranean cruise and the typical cruisers on this itinerary are empty nesters. Our teenagers found company their age though and had fun among themselves and the activities staff.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff are friendlier and more relaxed, but the service felt a little hurried especially in the uppder deck cafe.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
first small ship we cruised on.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an indoor stateroom and the size is customary for our category choice. The bathroom is smaller though. It also needs updating.
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: The Parthenon
3 out of 5
It's known for it's beaches but we really didn't care much about this port. We still prefer the Carribean.
3 out of 5
My teenagers ran across the stadium where the athletes compete and it felt surreal watching them across the field.
Don't Miss: Visiting Olympia
3 out of 5
It's the greenest of all the islands. It has a European feel to it as you meander through the old town's narrow streets.
3 out of 5
Nothing much to do here either although if you love seafood don't miss trying out a good restaurant here.

Pros: less time at sea and port offerings

Cons: small ship and quite old

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? No.

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