Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Laid back and pleasant

Sail Date: May 31, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: less time at sea and port offerings

Cons: small ship and quite old

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
first small ship we cruised on.
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an indoor stateroom and the size is customary for our category choice. The bathroom is smaller though. It also needs updating.
Service and Staff
The staff are friendlier and more relaxed, but the service felt a little hurried especially in the uppder deck cafe.
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.
Mykonos, Greece
It's known for it's beaches but we really didn't care much about this port. We still prefer the Carribean.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
My teenagers ran across the stadium where the athletes compete and it felt surreal watching them across the field.
Don't Miss: Visiting Olympia
Corfu, Greece
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.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Don't Miss: The Parthenon
Split, Croatia
Nothing much to do here either although if you love seafood don't miss trying out a good restaurant here.

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