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Splendour of the Seas

Beyond your wildest dreams ... and now even better

Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas, which entered service in 1996, sails a range of exciting cruise itineraries made possible by the fact that it is one of the fastest cruise ships in the world.

Splendour of the SeasIt enables her to reach more ports in less time during the seven-night summer sailings from Venice to the Greek Isles.

And Splendour of the Seas has undergone a massive revitalisation to make her the most up to date ship in the fleet, especially from a technology perspective. iPads can be found in every stateroom, and can be used throughout the ship thanks to newly installed WiFi.

An 18-hole miniaturised golf course “Splendour of the Greens” challenges the golf enthusiast while at sea. It has been designed with sophisticated landscaping, rough, foliage, water hazards and bunkers. The 7,000-sq-ft course is the second only floating course in the world (the first was introduced on board Legend of the Seas), with the largest of the holes reaching 34ft.

The Splendour of the Seas Solarium is designed around a romantic Grecian theme offering swimming and entertainment day and night. It comprises a pool and fountain, whirlpools, chaise longues, Greek columns, stone flooring and a cafe.

A huge retractable glass roof, the Crystal Canopy, can cover the Solarium and Splendour of the Green alternately. The canopy moves as a single unit between the two areas, producing a vast expanse of glass. In fact, the ship has more windows than any other cruise ship, with two acres of glass throughout, including 20ft high walls of glass on each side of the two-level King & I Dining Room.

The Solarium opens into the Spa which offers a unisex hair salon, massage rooms, and a fully equipped, top-of-the-range gymnasium consisting of an aerobics floor, exercise cycles, step machines, treadmills, strength equipment stations, incline benches, free weights, a Finnish sauna, steam baths and changing rooms.

The Observatory provides passengers with a special stargazing platform with planispheres which show the placement of constellations in the sky.
The state-of-the-art “42nd Street” Theatre stages Broadway-style productions. The theatre which spans two decks, features computerised set equipment and an orchestra pit which can be raised or lowered as needed.

Royal Caribbean’s two hallmark design features are brought together to position the Viking Crown Lounge 11 decks above the Centrum. Glass lifts take passengers from the Centrum, pictured, past seven levels into the Viking Crown Lounge offering spectacular views above the ocean and a dance club at night.
Rooms have been specially designed for the Kids/Teens/Tweens onboard children’s programme - Optix Teen Centre, Club Ocean playroom and V-Deck video arcade.

Cabins cater for every style and budget - from the 1,148-sq-ft Royal Suite with its baby grand piano and marble whirlpool to the standard staterooms - one in four featuring a balcony and all offering their own sitting areas.

Vital statistics

Operated by Royal Caribbean International
Built at Chantiers de l"Atlantique, France
Entered service: March 31, 1996
Refurbished: 2001, 2011
Cost: $325 million
Registered: The Bahamas
Gross tonnage: 69,130-tons
Passengers: 2,076
Passenger decks: 11
Lifts: 11
Crew: 723
Cabins: 902 including

Length: 867ft
Width: 105ft
Draught: 24.5ft
Engines: diesel
Speed: 22 knots


One glass-walled main dining room (two sittings), alternative dining options, themed bars and lounges, casino, library, solarium with a sliding roof and indoor/outdoor pool, day spa and fitness centre, rock climbing wall, 18-hole miniature golf course, conference centre, Adventure OceanĀ® youth facilities, children’s facilities.

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