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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Greek Isles (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 06, 2010
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship was built in 1996 and is in need of updating. Our cabin needed some work. The light fixture fell and shattered, leaving glass on the floor. The paneling on the wall was pulling loose. We had a couple of mornings where the shower was lukewarm. The room key quit working and had to be replaced. Apparently the ship is going in for refitting in a few weeks. The main areas were in pretty good shape and the food and service were excellent. When we arrived back at our port we had a late flight, so paid extra to stay on the ship and have lunch. When we got ready to leave, the crew kept us past the time of our departure while some crew members left and we missed the last shuttle bus and had to drag our bags down the street to catch a bus to the airport.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
3 out of 5
We visited the old fort and tried to get into the museum but it was closed as were several others. This is apparently often the case on Mondays. The weather deteriorated and we headed back to the ship.
3 out of 5
The old town is inside the walls and it was a lot of fun strolling the town and seeing the sites. The local market was going on outside the walls and that was interesting. Lots of shops and cafes on the main street facing the port. We didn't think we'd like it but it was an enjoyable stop. The basement wasn't as interesting as we thought.
Don't Miss: The old church and the central square.
5 out of 5
A small village with a beautiful harbor and old town. It was nice to see it in November since it has 900,000 visitors per year and is only a small village of 5,000. You can take a boat to Delos, which is the birthtplace of Hercules but the town and the harbor can occupy you for most of a day.
Don't Miss: The old windmills.
5 out of 5
We took the tour of the Acropolis and old town. the Acropolis and old town are well worth seeing but a good hike to the top. We went through downtown Athens and visited the Temple of Jupiter and the Museum in old town.
Don't Miss: The Acropolis lit up at night from the old town.
5 out of 5
Olympus and the Greek museum are the main attractions and can take most of a day to view all of the sites.
Don't Miss: The original Olympic stadium with marble starting blocks. The museum.

Pros: Food, Entertainment

Cons: Cabin, General disrepair

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? No.

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