Our cruise started in Venice. Got the people mover from Piazzale Roma for â‚¬1 which took us to the cruise terminal. A free Royal Caribbean shuttle bus was provided to take us to check in. Our cases were taken at this stage and we were given information about the ship and what we had to do next. We were on the ship within an hour of arriving at the Port.
The food on board was delicious. My husband is a coeliac and was well looked after especially by Chef Henry in the Windjammer restaurant who made a chocolate cake for him. The Great Gatsby Dining Room was waiter service which we preferred for our evening dinner. The Park snack restaurant was great for getting cookies or crisps to nibble on in the afternoon. Water on board was free from restaurants and water dispensers around the pool area, where free ice cream or frozen yogurt was also available.
The entertainment was good, especially the shows. Dance, Karaoke, Quizzes, there was something for everyone. Our 15 year old son didn't think the entertainment for teenagers was great, but he made lots of friends with children his own age and he loved it, he can't wait to go on another one.
We stayed in an inner stateroom which was quite small but adequate.
Our last port was Palma where disembarkation was well organised and we were off the ship by 8.30. Taxis cost around â‚¬25 to the airport.