a Romantic Cruise

Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2010
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

We were delighted and pleasantly surprised by this cruise and the high quality of the food selection and dining. The high quality and attention by the wait staff and diverse menus more than made up for the lack of specialty restaurants onboard. Overall, the staff was very friendly and attentive plus you never felt pushed to purchase drinks or were bothered to take part in activities i.e. around the pool and could relax. The highlight was the personal invite at the captain's table for our 10th wedding anniversary. The cocktails at the bar and the bar staff were top. Pricing was reasonable and not gauging. Overall, despite the ship being from 1996 - it was in very top condition save for some carpets needing a refresh / replacement. The design of the ship also made for a smallish gym with some dated equipment which had seen better days but the pool and common areas were better than average. The shows were above average and most of the "live" music had high quality musicians. Except for the latin/ Cuban group - many songs played were from the 60's-70's era which seemed a bit pass. The timetable for ports were OK however, in Split and the last port of call were just too short to enjoy. An advantage of the ship and its docking was that we only had to tender once whereby another NCL ship which was larger had to often tender at the same ports. The final embark / disembarkation process and time was excellent, fast and highly organized. We also experienced this on a previous Celebrity cruise which is part of the same cruise group.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
dated music, poor disco to enjoy some time. Not the only one to make such a remark onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
always very attentive and personal. Not just to "nickel and dime" you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
bathrooms were a bit cramped and need a refurbish. Otherwise, inside were large enough and excellent ventilation.

Pros: Personal and friendly attendtion of staff / high quality dining & selection

Cons: old and dated music either in the disco or piped in the halls

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? Yes!

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