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  Splendour of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Splendour of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Splendour of the Seas cruise ship in Venice, Italy.
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Splendour of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
cruise ship Splendour of the Seas at Dubrobnik, Croatia
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Splendour of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Splendour of the Seas, Mediterranean Cruise 2008
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CRUISE SHIP FACTS

Description
Launched in 1995 by the Royal Caribbean International, the Splendour of the Seas is a Vision Class cruise ship with tours in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, South America, and other exotic ports in Royal Caribbean’s international locations. The ship’s main clientele are international travellers, and employs a crew that can speak English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. The Splendour of the Seas features a seven-story lobby, a rock-climbing wall, a breathtaking solarium, and an 18-hole miniature golf course and is the sister of Legend of the Seas.

Destinations
The Splendour of the Seas offers a wide variety of tour destinations across different continents all year round. During the winter, the Splendour of the Seas is based in Brazil, while summers are spent sailing the Western Mediterranean.

History
Built in 1995 by French shipbuilders Chantiers de l’Atlantique in their Saint-Nazaire, France shipyard, the Splendour of the Seas began operation on March 31, 1996 and remains in active service.

For the year 2011, Royal Caribbean has announced that the Splendour of the Seas will be refurbished, along with the Radiance of the Seas. The ship will be installed with two new specialty restaurants, the Park Café, the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, a Concierge and Diamond Lounge, and Wi-Fi access throughout out the ship, as well as new balcony staterooms and other cabin enhancements. Public areas will also be upgraded.

Dining
An eclectic yet mouth-watering selection of gourmet favourites graces the menu of the Splendour of the Seas restaurants, offering everything for everyone. The King and I is a two-story restaurant inside the ship, which offers a sumptuous five-course meal and delicious choices from the extensive menu. The Splendour of the Seas also offer the My Time dining option where diners can follow the whims of their stomachs and not the rigid meal time of traditional dining. For more casual meals, passengers can swing by the Windjammer Café and enjoy scrumptious buffet-style dining and a great atmosphere.

Entertainment
Watching as beautiful sceneries unfold outside the windows is not the only thing one can do on board the Splendour of the Seas. Sports enthusiasts will definitely have a ball using the top-notch sports facilities, including the ShipShape Fitness Centre with its aerobic and step classes and gym equipment, the rock climbing wall, a jogging track on the Sports Deck, and table tennis equipment.

The Splendour of the Seas is proud of its beautiful Solarium equipped with a sliding roof over an indoor pool. There are also outdoor swimming pools and six whirlpool tubs that passengers can use. Parents don’t have to worry about their kids—there are also a lot of activities geared for children on board the ship. Youth facilities, which include Adventure Ocean, FantaSeas Arcade, and a teen lounge, are available for kids and the kids at heart. A library designed to look like an English study is open for the enquiring minds on board.

For those who want to keep their nights occupied, the glass-encased Viking Crown Lounge, the Schooner Bar, and the Casino Royale are great on board destinations they can visit. Theatre lovers will enjoy the nightly performances featuring world-class performers and Broadway-style musical revues.

Cabins
There are ten accommodation options available on the Splendour of the Seas, including the interior, large ocean view, family ocean view, deluxe ocean view, superior ocean view, junior suite, and the grand suite staterooms, five of which offering private balconies. The owner’s suite looks great with its private balcony and elegant trappings, but the royal suite redefines luxury with its own hot tub in the private 170 square feet balcony, a baby grand piano, round-the-clock concierge service, and 1,188 square feet of spacious room.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France
Date Completed:1995
Gross Tonnage:69130
Length:264 m
Width:32 m
Decks:11
Passengers:2074
Crew:720