We did our first cruise on the Island Escape last year, enjoyed it so much returned for a different route this year.
Since going All Inclusive it has attracted more families with kids, last year the kids weren't a problem, this year some parents enjoyed their holiday while their kids ran feral. While watching the group one evening in the Bounty Lounge we had to put up with two girls 7/8 yr old chasing each other around the room at 11pm. Surely there should be a time limit as to how late children are allowed in these places. We also had to tolerate a little boy 3/4 years old at one of the shows jumping about and being a general nuisance and being ignored by his grown up. Can't really blame the child how many 3/4 year old boys want to sit and watch singing and dancing. We didn't spend time at the pool but apparently there was quite a bit of trouble caused by one boy holding little girls heads under the water. One family we spoke to said they no longer let their children in the pool and had complained to staff.
My other complaint was the relaxing of the dress code in the Island Restaurant. Most of the ladies wore nice dresses, the men would have been better dinning on deck 10. One young man came in wearing (I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt calling them shorts, looked more like swimming trunks)very short pink shorts and a woolly hat! Would you really want to dine sat next to him.
Many of last years staff were there again this year, still happy, helpful and friendly. The food was good and varied.
One more complaint, the Captain held a cocktail party for returning guests at 5.30 on the evening of the Rome Excursions, didn't anyone tell him lots of us would be unable to attend?