Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Save your money and don't sail on Royal.

Sail Date: August 11, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Honestly, this cruise was a huge let down. The ports were certainly nice, but the ship offered nothing but frustration. It is small and cramped, the food selections outside of the dining room were terrible, it felt very understaffed because things were open at odd hours and closed at others. Half of the shops didn't even have staff available to make purchases from in the middle of the day... The food menu at the Park Cafe seemed to change daily but was never posted anywhere, so you had no idea what you could order. Hot dog place constantly ran out of hot dogs and buns and had terrible hours as well. Entertainment on the ship was hard to find, especially if you had the 9PM dinner time. Most shows ended around 10 PM and there was nothing to do after that time, except maybe attend a toga party or 70s party. Overall we were really let down. We had to speak with guest services multiple times due to issues with our bill, services on the ship, and even about additional packages we had purchased pre-cruise. Of the staff that was around, they were friendly and our state room attendant did an excellent job. Short of that the ship was incredibly underwhelming. My wife and I have no intentions of sailing on RC again.

Pros: The ports we stopped at were good ports and\, off the boat\, we had a lot of fun.

Cons: The ship itself offered virtually no entertainment. Very snobby crowd as well. :(

Recommends Splendour of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The dining room was the only place with good food on the entire ship. Room service wasn't awful but even then there were a few things (like the pizza) that pretty much sucked.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff

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