Great cruise of the Western Caribbean! Stops were Costa Maya, Belize City, Cozumel, and Georgetown-Grand Cayman. This ship was going into dry dock when we got off. There was no disruption in service and you couldn't tell anything
was happening. Flew in the day before and stayed at the Springhill Suites at the Cruiseport. Hotel is always full of cruisers and a nice atmosphere. Used Ace Tours and Transport for transportation both ways. Price was $70 for 2 people each way. I think this was high and wikll try QLS Transport next time.
Meet & Mingle was fun and hosted by Rich, the Activities Director. Always nice to finally meet face to face with posters from the board. Rich was very knowledgeable and answered questions during Q & A. He also provided some tips about leaving the ship due to our trip through Belize.
Mike Szwajkowski is the Cruise Director and one of the best! Has a slightly warped since of humor I suspect but is great at his job.
Had been to these ports before but did excursions not previously done. Snorkeling at El Uvero Beach (CM36) in Costa Maya was OK. Not as many fish as I expected and water was pretty choppy. Described as for beginners but I don't agree. Did the City and Sanctuary Tour (BEC3) in Belize. Would recommend this to anyone. Very informative and is exactly as described. Did Cozumel Highlights & Shopping (CZI7), This was also great and would recommend it. Stops were as described. One of the main reasons I choose this trip was for the stop in Georgetown. This was our 5th time to do the Nautilus Tour & Reef Snorkel (GC08). You see more fish on this trip than anywhere else I have been. The area is very calm and the Nautilus is easy to get off and on to.
Food is the same as every other RC ship which is fine for me. Waiter and Assistant waiter were fast and efficient, great service. Cabin attendant did an outstanding job and the room was always clean.
Ice Show was similar to other ships and a must see. Shows were good but the comic was the weakest.
Royal Caribbean has improved the Diamond coupon book from last year. Now includes a free picture again plus 30 mins free internet. You also get a 20% discount off any internet minute package and phone from ship for $2.00 per minute instead of 7.95. Many other coupons are also included.