Splendour of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)


Sister ship to Legend of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. A middle-sized cruise ship in comparison to other ships in the fleet, Splendour of the Seas is popular with young, singles and active cruise passengers. With a size too big to be intimate and too small to rival Royal Caribbean’s most recent ships, passengers should not be deterred. On board, Royal Caribbean has blended some of the finest aspects of the traditional cruise lifestyle with a modern laid-back attitude towards cruising.  This gives Splendour of the Seas an energetic charm, sailing all over the world, from Brazil to Barcelona, wherever you go, the endless glass walls ensure you get amazing views and the friendly crew will make your stay an enjoyable one.

Dining on-board Splendour of the Seas is catered to suit all tastes. With a mixture of both formal and informal restaurants spread throughout the ship, there is something to tempt every guest.

The main dining experience to be had on board Splendour of the Seas, serving daily menus and chef speciality dishes is the King & I Dining Room. This large two tier, opulent venue with scenic views offers My Time Dining, either at early evening 6.15pm or late evening 8.30pm.  Royal Caribbean chefs cater for many different dietary requirements; just ask your table service for more information.

The Windjammer Café is the main focal point for informal dining, open all day, feel free to dine whenever you wish at this buffet style restaurant, offering an enormous variety of meals and snacks ideal for family guests. The Windjammer does get busy at peak times of the day, so do allow yourself extra time to queue and be seated.

Recently added during a 2011 refit the signature restaurant Chops Grille (deck 11) makes a welcome addition to Splendour of the Seas, an intimate venue offering a large variety of juicy steaks, fresh
seafood, hearty side dishes and delicious desserts. Chops Grille is worth booking your reservation early to avoid disappointment.

Izumi is a Japanese themed restaurant also introduced to deck 11 during the 2011 refit. With stunning views from the ship you can choose from popular sushi rolls, sashimi, Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates, sukiyaki and more.

The pinnacle of evening entertainment aboard Splendour of the Seas are the many Broadway style shows and audiences to be seen at the 42nd street Theatre.  You may wish to try your luck at Casino Royale featuring electronic slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Caribbean stud poker. Or, relax in one of the many lounge spaces, the chic R-Bar serves many hand-crafted cocktails, champagne and wine, it’s the ideal place to meet up with fellow guests.

For active guests there is an out door climbing wall, with a breath taking view over the ship if you are able to reach the top. A jogging track on deck 10 allows passengers to jog the entire circumference of the deck. If jogging is not your style, visit Vitality at Sea fitness and Spa where you’ll find modern exercise equipment, sauna and massage rooms, plus a beauty salon with floor-to-ceiling windows.


Splendour of the Seas in an industry first, was the first cruise ship to incorporate iPads in every stateroom.

Ship info

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: Vision
Sister ships:
Passengers: 2,076
Staterooms: 902
Total crew: 750
Ship length: 264.0 m
Ship beam: 32.0 m
Ship draft: 7.9 m
Tonnage: 69,130
No. of decks: 11
Elevators: 8
Service speed: 24.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Nassau (Bahamas)
IMO number: 9070632
Call sign: C6TZ9

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: 1994
Build cost: Approx £226.7 million GBP
Entered service: June 17, 1995


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