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Di Francesco - Answered a Question by mclean (05 Nov 08 22:24)

Went on her for the 4th time last April, food was the best I had had on a RCI ship, head chef was scottish,he had more accolaids than the captain.

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by mclean (05 Nov 08 20:30)

If you click on Cruise Reviews (big orange button) you can read reviews - they all seem to be 4 or 5* that I can see. The 'grub' as you call it is the same menu on all RCI ships and 'grub' is a very subjective matter. You never go hungry or loose weight on a cruise ship. The itinerary is fantastic. She is a nice size.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by mclean (05 Nov 08 21:24)

It's been a few years since I was on Splendour but we were all impressed. Family & friends have been on her a couple of times in the past 18 months & were very happy with the ship & the food. As A of N said , read the reviews, most give four or five stars, just run with the majority is my conclusion.

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Di Francesco - Answered a Question by mclean (05 Nov 08 22:34)

Forgot to say Splendour is one of my favorite ships, just the right size, nicely laid out and the cabins are very nice. She is getting a little older now, aren't we all, but it is a lovely ship. Had a really bad embarkation last April, took about 6 hours, all down to RCI, not Splendour. Once I was aboard loved her again. Got rather angry in the queue. No organization. Go on Splendour anytime if the ittinery(sp) is right.

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Bowker - Answered a Question by mclean (06 Nov 08 11:39)

Hello, we were also in Lisbon on that disastrous day trying to embark onto the Splendour. I have heard that RC have promised a Ł100 refund off there next cruise to those who persistently complained, sadly not I……..Anyway we have been on the Splendour three times, It was on this ship that first gave us the bug for this type of holiday. The 1st two holidays were fantastic the ship, food, staff, entertainment, itinerary everything first class. We then cruised with NCL on there new ships again everything excellent. On returning to the Splendour in April, everything was good with the exception of the ship which we thought looked a shade tired and in need of a refit. Certainly in the cabins and the lounge furniture spread around the ship all looked worn. Perhaps I am not being fair as previously we had been on new ships but I can only say it as we found it. Would I go on the Splendour again? I do not think so not until I hear it has had a refit. Will I go with RC again? Yes we are booked on the Brilliance for next March. Regards .

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Bowker - replied to Bowker (06 Nov 08 14:12)

I have been informed by the boss that I have been to negative in saying "we would not sail on the Splendour again" and on reflection I agree. We would sail on the Splendour again but I would like to see it spruced up a little in certain areas and yes this is the ideal sized ship for me also.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by mclean (06 Nov 08 12:20)

Take heart from all the others have said, I love this ship and this class of ship. The "grub", as you so revoltingly put it, is very good and the new menu is better than the previous one. .....Neil.

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mclean - replied to Neil & Ida Down (06 Nov 08 20:23)

I am sorry the word "grub" revolted you so much ,glad to here the ---- is good onboard regards brian.

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mc glinchey - replied to Neil & Ida Down (17 Feb 09 20:20)

Hi Neil & Ida I was having a nice time reading these reveiws about RCI untill i read your comment.This will be by first time on a cruise and i hope and pray to god i do not have to be stuck on a ship with a pair of out right snops like you if you find the word Grub so revolting.

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to mc glinchey (18 Feb 09 11:38)

I do feel that this feeling might be reciprocated on my part. But next time don't beat around the bush, come right out and say what you mean. Yours indefatigably, .... Neil.

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