We found our room and was delighted,it was clean nothing fancy and had a view of the central street in the middle of the ship.
We then watched the parade and walked around to find our bearings.
It was then dinner time we went to stern of the ship and had a great meal inside the middle level restaurant and it was nothing less than fantastic.
There are quite a few bars on-board and we visited most of them before going to bed at around 1 o'clock we had no excursions for the next day as it was sailing at sea and we were in no rush to get up.
When we returned to the room we could hear very load music coming from underneath us which turned out to be an on-board pub call the duck and dog as we lay in our bed we thought well its only one night its not worth getting upset about.The music stopped at around 02 30 and then there was as much shouting laughing etc before it eventually went quiet it was only after that that i fell asleep.
The next day was relaxing at sea the two of us were so tired that we had to go to bed in the afternoon but as i said there was no excursion so we did not let it worry us.
It was that night it all started to go wrong we had an excursion booked the next day so we went to our room for an early night just as we got into bed the music started and this time i phoned the desk only to be told that there was going to be entertainment in the pub every night so i told them then that i was not prepared to put up with that and that i wanted another room.
She said that we would have to put up with it that night and when we came back from our trip we would get a another cabin and another room would be found for usWhen we turned up at the desk we were then told there was no cabin as the ship was full and there was nothing they could do for us.
I went nuts and my girlfriend started crying because we were so tired and we had the rome trip the next day which was the main reason for coming in the first place.
When we went in the bus to go to room the two of us had slept no more that 12 hours in three days and it just ruined the trip to rome completely.
We were moved the next day to a cabin 4 flights higher up which was great but as far as i am concerned one half of our holiday had been ruined if i wanted to go on holiday and live above a pub i would have went to ibiza.
We have since complained to Royal Caribbean and after lengthy delays we had two replies just saying our complaints have been noted and the second one especially angered me because if you read through all the flannel it basically said.TOUGH LUCK.
I would like to finish by saying that a lot of british people that had been on other cruises said they would never go on another RC ship and that it was like blackpool on water.I work on the oilrigs for a company called maersk in denmark and i have never been so tired as what i was on the cruise i was glad to get home.I know you cant please all the people all the time but what we went through was just hellish.