Luxury cruises are gaining a rather consistent popularity in the European seas. And when that just started, the MSC Splendid made a rather bold, loud¬ and extravagant foray into the world of sea travel. The most grand-daddiest moment of all was the presence of actress Sophia Loren at its sail from Barcelona in July 2009 that spoke quite a lot about it being a special boat.
Now quite some time has passed since the sail of this opulent, luxury liner, but the truth is that the world still hasn’t heard much about its little feats. Its maker claims that the MS Splendida is perhaps the most gorgeous cruise ship in the world. The passegners¬ experience¬ the special European-Italian feel in the plush interiors. There are five swimming pools, 12 whirlpool baths, 18 bars and several lounges¬ with a discotheque with some crazy music.
Such a tremendous claim is substantiated by a whole staircase being decorated with Swarovski crystals worth $2.8 million. Even the grand piano¬ shines with the sparkle of 20,000 Swarovski crystals. Each of the 99 suites¬ here have their very own¬ marble bathrooms with a full size bath, fluffy robes and slippers, Egyptian cotton sheets, memory mattress, pillow menu,complimentary ¬ mini-bar and a delightful personal butler. Boy, now who’s gonna top that!