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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Splendour of the Seas by johannsenbastian Western Mediterranean May 15, 2010

After happily sailing on the Rhapsody of the Seas across the Pacific we booked on the 7 day cruise from Venice.

The ship was showing its age with water damaged prints on the junior suite walls and dented and scatched cabin furniture although its external appearance was good.

It was run as a 'fun'ship for holidaymakers, much like the early P&O short cruises in Australia-quantity rather quality of the food and services. The guest entertainers were quite good but the ship's dancers and singers were the worst we have seen on any cruise.

With the bigger cabin and bathroom we still enjoyed our trip up until the lunch of the second last day of the cruise. Then I was served a large piece of water glass in the middle of a salad. The actions of the Waiting function were to deny the event although there were nine witnesses and to later hint I may have put the glass in the food.

Since returning to Australia I have received a full apology and the offer of $100 off my next cruise but I feel it was 'too little, too late'

The Splendour is going to sail around South America next year so the south american waiting staff should feel more at home with Portugese rather than battling with English.

I was served glass in a salad. It was a piece of broken water glass about the size of a cent coin. The ship went immediately into defensive mode and a waiter inferred I must have placed the glass in the food. After raising the issue with senior ship staff it was accepted they had an OH&S issue and that I was not trying to sue them.

We docked next day so I had to take up the issue with the company in Australia. I did eventually receive an apology and an offer of $100 off my next cruise.

Not good enough so they have lost five cruise tickets and my patronage in the future.

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