Splendour of the Seas, sister ship of Legend of the Seas, has a contemporary profile that looks somewhat unbalanced (although it grows on you), and does have a nicely tiered stern. The pool deck amidships overhangs the hull to provide an extremely wide deck, while still allowing the ship to navigate in the Panama anal. With engines placed amidships, there is little noise and noticeable vibration. The ship has an operating speed of 24 knots.
The interior decor is very colorful, but perhaps a little too glitzy for European tastes.
Splendour of the Seas in Funchal, Madeira on March 31, 2010. Photo: Dex Sularte
|Cruise Line:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Entered Service:||March 1996|
|Original Cost:||$325 million|
|Builder:||Chantiers de l’Atlantique (France)|
|Gross Tonnage||69,130 tons|
Extracted from the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010 http://www.berlitzpublishing.com/