EMBARKMENT: When we got to the Miami Airport and went to the luggage Carousel the Royal Caribbean Rep was right there with information. We were early (8:30 am) and was told to come back about 10:30 am to board the bus. We took our luggage outside to be loaded on the bus. Then we had a great breakfast in a little "Cuban" cafe. We went back at the appointed time and only had a short wait for the bus. We were the first bus to leave the terminal and arrived at the Pier in 15 minutes. Check in was a breeze since we had a Suite and had printed out our Set Sail Pass.
CABIN: The Junior Suite was quite large and tastefully decorated. Glad to see that they have made the bathrooms smaller and used that space in the Cabin. Had a large walk in closet with plenty of shelves. Chris our Cabin Stewart introduced himself and watched what are habits were and always had the room ready before we returned from both Breakfast and Dinner. Our Junior Suite did not have the curtain that divided the bedroom from the living room - really missed that. THE SHIP: Now time to explore this magnificent ship. Beautiful can not even began to describe it. A large Promenade with plenty of stores and services. I even took advantage of the Welcome Aboard Spa Treatment. The technicians in the Spa were terrific. After my treatments it was time for the Muster Drill. Explored a little before dinner. All I can say is WOW. Is this really a ship? Some much to see and do. Even a Miniature Golf Course
DINNER: We had two other couples at our table and we just hit it off so well. We have always had good dinner companions but these were the best. Richard (waiter) and Fitzroy (assistant) were great. After the first night they knew exactly what everyone liked to drink and had it waiting every night after that. The food was typical RC but was very good.
EXCURSIONS: We were on the ship the week before (B2B)so we were relaxing this week. Did the Wave Runners in Labadee. My Husband who is not a deep water person had such a great time he wants to do them again. Our leader showed a Video before we climbed aboard and the spotter was behind us. Jamaica and Cozumel we just explored on our own by walking. Grand Cayman we did the Sting Rays. What an experience!
SERVICE: Everyone always had a smile on their face and acknowledged you. Every need was fulfilled promptly. Jammed to much in our safe and maintenance was there almost before I hung up the phone.
Debarkment: We used the Valet Luggage Service and could not have been happier. Put our bags out that night and didn't see them again until we landed! What service. Only suggestion would be to have a bus for the Valet cruisers so you wouldn't have to wait while all the other luggage is loaded on.
Summary: High praises for Royal Caribbean. They seem to get better with age. Will travel on the larger, newer ships - I am now REALLY spoiled. The only place I noticed cost cutting measures were that there were no Chocolates on your pillow.
Will travel on the Liberty of the Seas again.