Has anyone sailed on the Splendour of the Seas lately? I will be on it for a twelve day cruise on 11/17/03 sailing out of Galveston, Tx and going to the Panama Canal. I am staying on the 7th deck at the very rear of the ship with a balcony. This is the first time to enter anything into this area, but have been reading it for about a month. Have not seen much on this ship. Just trying to get all the information I can prior to going. The wife and are getting excited about the trip. This will be our third curise, but the first over 7 days.
I can tell you that all aft balcony cabins have larger balconies than other cabins in the same category. Normally one can fit two chairs and a small table. These balconies can fit two chairs, two lounge chairs and two tables and still have room for 6 people standing(without being crowded).
I was on Splendour last October for a 15 day cruise from Barcelona to Galveston and am also booked on this same 11-17-03 Panama Canal trip as you are.
It was a very good trip on Splendour with lots of activities and the ship in generally very good condition. On the crossing the crew worked on some things like carpet replacement and painting. A few of the furnishings were a little worn, but all was clean and well maintained. The food was good and the crew friendly.
I obvously liked the experience enough to book again for this trip. Hope it is as pleasant and that you and your wife find it enjoyable as well.