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Old 05-23-2008, 07:12 AM
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We just returned from a one week Med cruise on Splendour of the Seas. Although we had a great time (we did both Venice precruise and a train trip to Florence for five days after) and loved the ports, we were very surprised at how bare bones RCI had become. I had known they had cut out the lobster, but the beautiful parade ceremony with baked Alaska turned into the "parade of the waving napkins" Yes, no baked Alaska either. Even in a mini suite, no amenities such as lotion were provided. The food was okay, not special at all, but passable. I do have to say that the coffee was very good. Is this a typical RCI experience? Have those of you who cruise RCI often experienced this obvious cost cutting on all their ships, or is better on the newer and larger ships?