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Splendour of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Greek Isles & Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 21, 2015
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7504
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I can't rate this any better than a 3 because there were too many stressful moments.. We started off the first day soaking wet because they were unloading luggage at the taxi dock and you had to walk a good distance to the terminal. no assistance or even umbrella was even offered. 

After that we missed the first port because of weather delays leaving Venice.  After spending two days at sea we were ready to get off he boat in Rhoades. Lovely port just not enough time.  We had hoped since we missed the first stop we could have been at least given the whole day there. Another full day at sea high winds extremely rocky boat (bouncing off the wall rocky).  Then Turkey another lovely day just to short.  Onto Split, another day and night of horrid day and night extremely high winds. We are 4 hours late docking in Split because of the wind. they did extend the time some but  it really messed up the tours for the day.  Ours went off but was cut short and really was not worth the cost. To make things worse my husband became ill and spent the last 3 days in bed sick. 


Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food in main dinning room excellent. Windjammer had a good selection and tasty. would like to have tried the specialty residents had my husband not become ill.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
disappointed in nighttime acts. Several of those were canceled or rearranged due to wind.


3 out of 5
end of the year left over and stale often canceled or rearranged due to weather.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
wait staff in main dining room excellent Inga and Annelisa (table 82) 8.30 seating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
kept clean at all times someone always walking around picking up or cleaning

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Can't really rate because of the wind situation. 2 nights I thought our sliding doors would blow out. Our stewart was friendly and kind and understanding especially after my husband became ill and spent the remainder of the trip in bed. I don't think I would rate it as a Superior Stateroom. It was almost identical to the room we had on RC before and it wasn't considered Superior.

Ship Tip

the Wait staff at King and I was excellent and attentive.
the two days at sea I enjoyed the spa for massage and facial. I also had a pedicure not as pleased with. greatly overpriced.

5 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia Did not visit port

5 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Did not visit port

would like to have spent more time in the city and less time in the carpet mill. they also say they are not pushy and will except NO but that is not case. They keep pushing,.
3 out of 5
disappointed late docking which shortened the tour and left only 30 minutes for shopping. the guide did allow several people to get off in town instead of returning to dock but by then I was to frozen to make that walk back.
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