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  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-Herb-Crusted-Jumbo-Shrimp - A herb-crusted jumbo shrimp entrée at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Chefs-Table-entree-Royal-Caribbean - An entrée at the intimate Chef's Table aboard a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-chilled-soup - Colorful, cool chilled soup provides a refreshing lift-me-up during a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-sea-scallops-chorizo - Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Chorizo, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-lemon-meringue-pie - Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-potato-leek-spinach - Potato Leek and Spinach Tower, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-fish-tomato-chowder - Fish and Tomato Chowder, a popular soup on Royal Caribbean voyages.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-caramel-apple-pie - Caramel apple pie à la mode, a worthy dessert to top off your day on a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Giovannis-Table-Capesante-al-Forno - Capesante al Forno (Baked Scallops in the Shell), prepared for guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree - Royal Caribbean menu options include free-range chicken as well as gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian dishes.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree-2 - Royal Caribbean chefs will  prepare your meals to your specifications.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room - Dining options on Royal Caribbean cruises range from formal seating in the main dining room to more casual fare.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room-2 - Royal Caribbean menus include dishes specially prepared to please the discerning palate of children.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Izumi - Reservations are recommended for Izumi, a popular sushi bar and Asian fusion restaurant on deck 9 of Splendour of the Seas.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Windjammer-Cafe - There's something for everybody at the Windjammer Café buffet, on deck 9 of Splendour of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-strawberry-dessert - A chocolate-covered strawberry dessert at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-chocolate-dessert - Top off your meal with a decadent chocolate dessert at Chops Grille on your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Royal-Suite-Bed - The 1,002-square foot Royal Suite aboard Splendour of the Seas features a separate bedroom with a king-size bed.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Royal-Suite - The 1,002-square foot Royal Suite aboard Splendour of the Seas features a private balcony, baby grand piano, and a separate bedroom with king-size bed.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Owner-Suite-Bath - The tastefully appointed bathroom in the Owner's Suite aboard Splendour of the Seas.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Centrum-aerial-show-2 - An elegantly staged aerial show at Centrum, the six-deck high atrium on Splendour of the Seas.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Owner-Suite - The Owner's Suite aboard Splendour of the Seas features a queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area and other amenities.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Centrum-2 - The Centrum's sweeping views, and its central location on Splendour of the Seas, make it an ideal spot for people watching.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Centrum-aerial-show-3 - Angels descending from the heavens? Close. It's a lovely welcoming party for guests arriving in the Centrum for their Splendour of the Seas cruise.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Outdoor-Screen - Hang out poolside and watch family-friendly movies on Splendour of the Seas' 220-square foot outdoor screen.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Pool-Deck - Splendour of the Seas' main pool area has plenty of space to swim or lounge in deck chair.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Bar - Splendour of the Seas' R Bar features a sophisticated 1960s vibe, complete with iconic furnishing and signature cocktails.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Centrum-aerial-show - An elegantly staged aerial show at Centrum, the six-deck high atrium on Splendour of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Adventure-Ocean - Royal Caribbean's fleetwide Adventure Ocean Youth Program and its trained staff offer age-appropriate entertainment and activities for cruisers ages 3 to 17.
  • Royal-Caribbean-woman-poolside - Relax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-aerial-3 - Splendour of the Seas' Eastern Mediterranean itineraries include ports in Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-aerial - Cruise the warm waters of the Mediterranean on Splendour of the Seas.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Centrum - The Centrum, a six-deck high atrium and hub of Splendour of the Seas, is an elegant venue for aerial shows, live music and other entertainment.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-aerial-2 - Splendour of the Seas' South America itineraries include ports in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Royal-Suite - The 1,002-square foot Royal Suite aboard Splendour of the Seas features a private balcony, baby grand piano, and a separate bedroom with king-size bed.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-Las-Palmas-aerial - Splendour of the Seas sailing along the shoreline of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.
  • Splendour-of-the-Seas-aerial-4 - Splendour of the Seas sails to Buzios, a popular resort town near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-chilled-soup - Colorful, cool chilled soup provides a refreshing lift-me-up during a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Chefs-Table-entree-Royal-Caribbean - An entrée at the intimate Chef's Table aboard a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-sea-scallops-chorizo - Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Chorizo, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Splendour-port - Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas shares time between the coastlines of Europe and South America.

Splendour of the Seas: Time for some R&R

Have you sailed on Splendour of the Seas? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

You'll love the views on Splendour of the Seas, a worldly ship that shares time between the coastlines of Europe and South America. Take in the scenery through thousands of windows that immerse you in historic towns and mountainside beaches. Have a dip in the sun-drenched indoor/outdoor pool at the Solarium, try your hand at mini golf and rock climbing, or be pampered at the Vitality Spa.

Now, there's even more to love on board, with the addition of new offerings such as Chops Grille, a reinvented Centrum experience, the new R Bar, a poolside movie screen, the color-saturated BRITTO Gallery and a nursery for littlest cruisers.

Who will like sailing on Splendour of the Seas

For those cruise passengers looking for some serious R&R, Splendour of the Seas features several onboard spas and pools for relaxing. However, adventure seekers will also find entertainment with the abundance of activities on board and at port.

Where Splendour of the Seas sails

Splendour of the Seas sails in and around South America, Europe and the Mediterranean. Cruise itineraries range from about seven to 16 nights. Top destinations that the ship visits include Brazil, Greece and Turkey.

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The Centrum, a six-deck high atrium and hub of Splendour of the Seas, is an elegant venue for aerial shows, live music and other entertainment.
Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalThe Centrum, a six-deck high atrium and hub of Splendour of the Seas, is an elegant venue for aerial shows, live music and other entertainment.

Dining top options

  • Main Dining Room: features complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Boardwalk Doghouse: serves up complimentary custom hot dogs
  • More complimentary options including the Park Cafe, Windjammer Cafe and Solarium Cafe
  • Izumi: Asian-fusion cuisine, featuring a la carte sushi selections
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: serves up frozen treats for a nominal fee
  • Cafe Latte-tudes: serves up Seattle's Best Coffee
  • Viking Crown Lounge: features an a la carte menu with bite-sized portions of classic dishes
  • Room service: Late-night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 am

Specialty restaurants, listed below, require one low cover charge, and then you can choose any items off the menu from appetizers to desserts.

  • Chops Grille: Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse
  • Chef's Table: an intimate dining experience with a Royal Caribbean chef
Relax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.
1996-2004 AccuSoft Co., All rights reserved / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalRelax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.

Rest & relaxation

  • Poolside, outdoor movie screen
  • Vitality Spa with an extensive treatment menu
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, with classes ranging from aerobics to kickboxing to yoga
  • Two pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • Four whirlpools
  • Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge for select society members and guests

Entertainment & shopping

  • Chic and sophisticated Centrum experience with enriching daytime activities, nightly entertainment and aerial spectacles
  • R Bar features a sophisticated 1960s vibe, complete with iconic furnishing and signature cocktails created by a savvy mixologist
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • 6,500-square-foot, Vegas-style Casino Royale with 164 slots and 11 tables
  • BRITTO Gallery, featuring the works of pop art icon Romero Britto
  • 10 bars and lounges that never have a cover
  • Duty-free shops on board feature name-brand jewelry, perfumes, apparel and more
Splendour of the Seas' R Bar features a sophisticated 1960s vibe, complete with iconic furnishing and signature cocktails.
Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalSplendour of the Seas' R Bar features a sophisticated 1960s vibe, complete with iconic furnishing and signature cocktails.

Action & adventure

  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Upper-deck jogging track
  • 18-hole miniature golf course
  • Video game arcade

Kids & families

  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Royal Babies and Royal Tots programming featuring specially designed Fisher Price activities
  • Expanded teen-only hangout areas and disco
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures

Staterooms

Staterooms are put into different categories based on size and amenities as well as the location on the cruise ship. Splendour of the Seas features 124 new balcony staterooms, with amenities such as flat-screen televisions, new bathrooms and completely remodeled interiors such as new linens and furniture.

All staterooms have closed-circuit TV, a radio, hairdryer, vanity area and a bathroom with a shower. All lower beds are convertible to a queen. Suites have a sitting area, private balcony and a full bath with a tub. iPads in every stateroom allow guests to access the daily Cruise Compass of events and activities; personal daily itineraries, including shore excursions; monitor their onboard account; order room service; view restaurant menus; access the Internet and watch movies.

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Pool
  • Where: Splendour of the Seas

  • What: Aerial show
  • Where: Centrum

  • What: R Bar
  • Where: South America
  • Solarium, adults-only retreat
  • Rock-climbing wall and miniature golf course
  • Poolside, outdoor movie screen
  • Relaxation in the Vitality Spa

Top dining options on board

Izumi

  • Style: Japanese
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Main Dining Room

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Chef's Table

  • Style: Global
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

2,076 Passengers [?]
723 Crew
11 Decks
1996 Maiden voyage
70,000 Tonnage [?]
867 Length in feet
105 Width in feet (max beam)
2011 REFURBISHED

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