We are going on S.O.S. at the end of the month.We chose the itinerary that includes Turkey.
1.We don't know which is better but really hope it's the one we chose.
2.Don't worry about the age,you're only as old as you feel.
3. I don't know if you should give up Athens or Turkey either. Only you can decide.
Aegean I Sept /01 Athens
Carnival Valor Jan /05 Miami
Carnival Valor Jan/06 Miami
Carnival Pride Jan/07 Long Beach
Splendour of the Seas Sept/09 Venice
Adventure of the Seas Jan/11 San Juan
Adventure of the Seas Feb/12 San Juan
Navigator of the Seas Jan/13 N'arlins
Both itineraries are great. You can't go wrong with either.
As for Splendour she is an older gal but had her series of makeovers through the years.
CQ's Cruise Resume
Allure Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Sailed on Splendour in 07, we took the second itinerary to dubrovnik,kudiashi,santorini,cofu; it was a great trip; the ship was just thru a complete overhaul; and the staff were great; one of the best cruises I have been on.
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99