We were a group of 6....myself, husband, teenage son and daughter and our friends. We arrived in Rome on Friday morning and stayed at the Hotel Lancelot for 2 nights and managed to see so much in that day and a half! We took a private van to the port the morning of Sunday April 28th arriving about 11am. Check in was the easiest we have ever had....about 10 minutes from arrival until we were on the ship.
We had 3 cabins all on deck 9. My daughter and I shared a balcony and the men were across the hall in the inside. Our stateroom attendant was Liliana from Romania and she was outstanding! We had MTD and enjoyed the food in the main dining room, requesting to sit at a certain table as we really liked the waiters.....Marion and Bogdan. We had breakfasts in the windjammer and found the selection to be very good. Most lunches we ate at the cafe promanade which had the best sandwiches!
Did not enjoy the cruise director Warren...found him to be very scripted and rather boring but the other entertainment staff were great. The main singers in the theater shows we also did not like much and the 2 broadway type shows were boring. We did however love the Jersey Boy immitators and the Ice Show was excellent. The staff at the sports deck were excellent and my daughter loved the rock wall!
Ports visited...we did a private tour in Turkey and it was outstanding! Ephesus was the highlight of this cruise for all of us. We ventured out on our own in Athens taking the train to the Acropolis and found it very easy and safe. Did not do anything in Crete or Sicily other then go into town and walk around.
Overall this was an amazing experience for all of us and having cruised many times before on different lines we all came to the conclusion that Royal Caribbean was our favorite cruise of all. The sites we saw were beautiful and created memories that will last a life time.