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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Splendour of the Seas
7 Night Greek Isles & Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 25, 2013
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6580
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
After a few "upgrades," "mandatory 'gratuities', the additional beverage "options" and excluded costs for after-dinner coffee this vacation ended up costing nearly double the advertised,"incentive" price. Should you desire a spa treatment, not unusual whilst on holiday, you will have to sell your first born child....and beware, they'll want to sell you a soothing gel for an additional $55. For those so inclined, a "behind the scenes" tour of the ship's inner workings was available for the mere price of $150. per person; These costs, when added to airfare made this a very expensive vacation. Worse than the cost was the fact that the experience was tantamount to being held prisoner in a two-star, floating hotel with each night's "entertainment" like a bad wedding reception at the VFW. (This comment is NOT meant to be an insult to the VFW!) Finally, each morning we were assaulted by a cast of crew members whose sole purpose was to sell beverage packages for bottled water. Really, people!?!?!?! I was never so happy for it all to END! The only thing to recommend this experience was the atttentive and friendly staff!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

There are no "lines" for The Windjammer Cafe; it's shear chaos and man-eat-man....good manners are not well taught, apparently.

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