Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Extremely enjoyable. Great cruise.

Sail Date: November 10, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Room Type: Suite

This was one of the oldest and smallest ships I've been on so I was a little concerned, but it was really nice. We got to know other guests better because we saw they more often and it had a cozy feel. We did hit rough weather which is felt a lot more on a smaller ship, but it doesn't bother me. The boat was dated because it is older. We had a Jr. suite which was really nice.
The dining room staff was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a few minor problems with housekeeping which were quickly resolved, but guest relations was a little more difficult to deal with.
All in all it was a great trip and I would travel on this ship again.

Pros: Small ship so we got to know other cruisers better. Food was excellent.

Cons: Service was lacking a little in guest relations and housekeeping. Housekeeping issue resolved quickly. Also old ship (dated decor, etc.)

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? Yes!

Corfu, Greece
Achilleon palace and paleokastritsa. Old town for shopping.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Beautiful, quaint little fortified village. We also went to Trsteno gardens which was nice.
Don't Miss: walking the city walls.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
We didnt' really stay in Kusadasi. We went to the archealogical sites of Ephesus, Didyma, and Miletus which we enjoyed very much. We did find a Starbucks near the pier which was a nice taste of home. The Turkish apple tea is delicious. Try to avoid the sales pitches for the Turkish rugs unless you are serious about buying one. They are gorgeous, but expensive.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
We didnt' really stay in Kusadasi. We went to the archealogical sites of Ephesus, Didyma, and Miletus which we enjoyed very much. We did find a Starbucks near the pier which was a nice taste of home. The Turkish apple tea is delicious. Try to avoid the sales pitches for the Turkish rugs unless you are serious about buying one. They are gorgeous, but expensive.
Santorini, Greece
We booked a private tour with a couple from another ship that was in port that day. The guide took us all over the island. It is small so therefore it can be done in the short time in port. The views from Fira, Oia (try to get to castle ruins) and Profitis Ilias are phenomenal despite the overcast weather, drizzly weather we had. It is amazing how the other side of the island is flat.
Don't Miss: Fira, Oia and Profitis Ilias. Black sand beaches.
Corfu, Greece
Achilleon palace and paleokastritsa. Old town for shopping.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Beautiful, quaint little fortified village. We also went to Trsteno gardens which was nice.
Don't Miss: walking the city walls.
Santorini, Greece
We booked a private tour with a couple from another ship that was in port that day. The guide took us all over the island. It is small so therefore it can be done in the short time in port. The views from Fira, Oia (try to get to castle ruins) and Profitis Ilias are phenomenal despite the overcast weather, drizzly weather we had. It is amazing how the other side of the island is flat.
Don't Miss: Fira, Oia and Profitis Ilias. Black sand beaches.


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