We got on the ship in Barcelona after having had our flights and transfers arranged by RC. All went smoothly and we were so excited to see the ship as we got off the transfer coach. The check in to get onto the ship was quick and very efficient. Soon we went to our stateroom - there were plenty staff to guide you should you need it on the ship. Our stateroom, even though it was only the basic one was absolutely fantastic. The beds and proper sprung beds with nice pillows and there was a settee, hairdryer and everything you need really. There is shampoo and conditioner (all in one) provided. We took our hairdryer but did not need it as the ship one was powerful. The sockets are both europe and american connections.
We were on the ship by 1pm. Our luggage arrived by 5pm and we were pleased to meet our room attendant who made it plain that anything we needed to just phone him. That proved to be true of all the RC staff - nothing was too much trouble. We were first time cruisers and were very concerned prior to the trip that everything would be ok and more so, would we like cruising? We absolutely loved it. The staff were second to none, food sumptuous and clientelle good.
We dined in the Magic Flute. Fazal was our waiter and he was assisted by Christian they honestly did 110% to make sure all the guests were happy and in the corridors as you walked around the ship the staff passed the time of day with you and were on hand should you need them. I hope you find this write up as useful as I have had reading others. You will not regret picking Royal Caribbean, they really see to your every need.