This was our first cruise experience with RCI. Our party of four have just returned from enjoyable med cruise from Venice to Greek Islands and Turkey. We have cruised twice previously with NCL.
The positives first:
Having checked in on line before leaving UK,boarding was simply and quick.
Cruise staff on board were helpful and pleasant. The two waiters on our table in King & 1 dining restaurant were absolute gems. A comedy duo who provided great entertainment to our table of 8 diners for the entire week. Very attentive. Maitre D' was more than accommodating in our dining requirements. The food was good, with choice of 5 or 6 dishes for each course.
Breakfast and lunch in the Windjammer provided plenty of choice for all tastes and the food was good. It inevitably became busy and peak dining times and table space was sometimes difficult to find, but did not prove too much of problem.
Our outside cabin was clean and had a large double bed, and large window and mirrors which made it very bright.
Our cabin attendant made up towel animals and hung them from our cabin mirror (wearing a pair of our sunglasses)whilst we were at dinner, and making our towels into two heart shape swans for our wedding anniversary was lovely.
The lack of nicely presented complimentary toilets was also lacking. Small piece soap was provided and pump of shower jel on shower wall did not make up for this little touch, which is a minimum requirement of even a small 3 star hotel.
The bar drink prices were exceptionally expensive. The cocktails contained more ice than alcohol and were expensive for what they were. We therefore ensured we limited the funds we were prepared to pay out for these.
Shore excursions were also very expensive, so we did our own getting around.
Overall we had a great cruise. Would we go with RCI again? Yes.