First day: embarkation very well organized. Left car at Park N Go, shuttle to port. Thru security and then to get key card. Emerald. C&A society members given priority boarding. Wow! Ship is fabulous, clean and well organized. Just touring the ship is an excursion in itself.
Room attendant was Rodhel Lano...excellent, room always cleaned when we left, requested wine glasses and ice and they were immediately delivered.
Windjammer packed as usual. People acted as though they had no food for months, we found the Wipe Out Cafe on 15 and it was great. Also the Solarium bar and bistro, very relaxing.
Muster drill easiest we have ever had, information given and then we were free to go.
As we had visited the ports previously, we chose to stay on the ship and explore when there were less passengers. Although even on cruise days, there was plenty of areas for peace and quiet should you so desire.
My time dining: we made reservations for 6:00 as we did not want to take a chance on late dining. This worked great. Food was excellent, had the prime rib. However, those pesky clams were still hard to find for the escargot, so yet they subbed scallops, which was fine. Darwin was our waiter and Michael was his assistant. They were excellent. We requested them for every seating. RCI should have more servers such as these.
DAY two: breakfast at the -Adagio. Very good. Couple that joined us said Windjammer packed as usual. Quiet day as many left the ship to explore Nassau. We had been there many times and decided to enjoy the quiet of the ship and explore.
Day three: sea day, ship busy had a C&A Party at the Aqua theater, very nice and informative. Breakfast at Johnny Rockets, very good. Had the roast beef sandwich at Park Cafe, a must do, excellent sandwich. Dinner was tiger shrimp, excellent.
Day four: Breakfast at Johnny Rockets again, excellent. Port day at St Thomas, so ship-is all ours again. Did the pizza at Sorrentos, pretty good. Dinner at Chops and excellent as usual. Had a nice couple at the next table that we enjoyed conversing with.
Day five: Breakfast at Adagio, first time with table mates that were boring, guess we can't get lucky all the time. Lunch at Park Cafe for the roast beef. Dinner great as usual. Visit to the Viking Lounge very relaxing.
Day six: breakfast at Johnny Rockets again as we did not want our weird experience at the Adagio. Pizza for lunch, lobster night on this formal nite. Excellent!
Disembarkation: For as many passengers on the ship, it was very well organized, all crew members very helpful and pleasant even with some rude and I do mean rude passengers, mostly from Europe and South America, unbelievable how some people can be Got to the island where our Park N Go shuttle came immediately and whisked us back to our car. This is the only way to do it in Lauderdale, very convenient and cheaper.
Overall, our experience on the largest ship to date was excellent. The ship is literally a floating resort, no need for ports, so much to do and see, quite amazing. Everyone should have a cruise on this ship on their bucket list. Good job Royal Caribbean. Keep up the good work.
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