Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Extremely Disappointed

Sail Date: April 01, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

This was my 2nd Royal Carribean cruise and quite possibly my last. The ship was extremely dated. The stateroom was in bad shape, with broken dresser drawers and damage to the "wood". The food was awful. The same bad, overly salted food was served everyday at the Windjammer. There was rarely a place to sit. The dining room had equally bad food and bad service. We only had breakfast in the dining room the first day and after the staff began clearing the table BEFORE we were done eating, we never went back. The dinner menu was bland. The items ordered were never good and we often did not eat our meal. There was never a midnight buffet however, old pizza was served late into the night. The snacks served by the ship were french fries, gray burgers and hot dogs. This was served EVERDAY after we returned from port. As a vegetarian, this left me with no food to snack on. The in cabin menu was limited to the same few items the entire trip. Much to my surprise, this ship charged for fresh squeezed orange juice (as opposed to the watered down kind that was free) and also charged for specialty coffees during the meal. The staff overall was unresponsive and often time bordered on rude.

Pros: Port Destinations

Cons: The Ship, the service, the food

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? No.

Food and Dining
The food was consistently salty and not well prepared. The variety was lacking.
Cabin / Stateroom
The rooms were in bad shape with damage to the existing furniture. No clocks in the rooms.
Service and Staff
With a few exceptions, the ship staff was not friendly and often times rude.
Not a whole lot of activities. At sea days were extremely tough and long.
Ship Quality

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