Mostly Wonderful-a few improvements need

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Greek Isles & Croatia (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 14, 2008
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Due to the cons listed, our trip was slightly not what we planned since it was our 20th anniversary and this is the first cruise (out of 6) that my son did not like the Teen activities (need more thought-definitely NOT AWARD_winning as they claim!). That took away from my husband and my "alone" time & date times...
Since the shows were very amateurish (unlike other cruise lines that have Vegas-type shows) we ended up either swimming or playing games or reading in the evenings. The showers are so small that if you turn, you hit the knob to hotter or colder and AAAHHH! Plus the curtain keeps going up your butt (how many people's butt germs are you collecting?).
On the good side, the crew was generally helpful and kind (with the exception of a few crankies here & there). The food was excellent all the time!! Our waiter couldn't be better...he got a better tip that they suggested! The cabin steward may have not always been handy, but left fun towel creatures in our room nightly. Plus the shore excursions were fun as well. Met lots of nice people.
We actually missed the cruise after we left...

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
Definitely could improve this one!!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Could improve this as well

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Again-very small
3 out of 5
Historical & interesting
5 out of 5
You must take the waterfall excursion!! It is phenominal!!! waterfalls everywhere through the forest-even underneath you!! This excursion could have been improved if it was an hour longer with lunch. You'd still get back to the ship in plenty of time...
5 out of 5
Gorgeous! Good food! Great jewelry...Wonderful. Would have liked to stay longer!
3 out of 5
Historical and interesting
3 out of 5
Hiked through island with stops along the way. Was a once in a lifetime excursion if you make it through a strenuous 6 mile uphill hot hike! We did it and felt accomplished!

Pros: Food was great! Service was great. Comfy beds!! Smooth sailing...

Cons: Bad amateurish shows, Teen center not fun, Showers ridiculously small. Better organization.Ship old-needs minor touch-ups (Plumbing, holes, rust).

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? Yes!

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