Royal Caribbean us not what it used to be, Royal was known for great shows, great food and great entertainment for adults and Kids, but what I see know if Royal Caribbean us big in promoting sales of items, now you in addition to what ... Read More
Royal Caribbean us not what it used to be, Royal was known for great shows, great food and great entertainment for adults and Kids, but what I see know if Royal Caribbean us big in promoting sales of items, now you in addition to what cruise fare, you have to pay for Soda, for rooms service, Royal became a company that nickels and dime for everything but the worse part about the vacation was the entertainments.
I have taken my daughter on Norwegian Gateway last year and their kids program was great so I decided to take her this year and what I thought it was one of the beast ship in the world the Allure of the seas to celebrate her Birthday and I told her that if NCL had a good program for kids, Royal Caribbean would have a much better program, so she was so excited to go however she was very disappointed. My daughter is 11 years old and for an 11 year old to be completed bored on the ship that has a lot to say about the program.
The program had a very limited activities, the room was over crowed and they had the same boring games day after day, there was no talent show, to karaoke no culinary event for kids nor other interesting activities for her, she broke my heart when she told me that she was so bored that she wanted to go home and my question was,,,, What happened with Royal Caribbean.
She was even bored in the cabin as the program for kids on the TV was very repetitive and did not had too may options for her to watch, she told me that she did not want to come back to another Royal Caribbean Cruise because she do not want to be bored on her birthday vacation, not that is very sad!
The other horrible experience is that the ship was over crowed, I cruise before on the Oasis of the Seas and although the ship was full, there were so many venues during the day and night that people were very busy in different activities and we did not feel the ship was over crowed but on the Allure of the Seas everywhere we went it was lines, even at the wyndham buffet, the lines were crazy which I never seen before, usually if you want to eat something fast, you go there, enter the café get a plate, get your food and find a place to sit and that’s it, at the Allure it was someone finding seats for people so that created a huge lines to go into the wyndham, this was too unpleasant.
The pools were also over crowed, we could not even stand on the pool although the pool is supposed to allow only 23 people but it was way more than 23 people on the pool.
The ship did not have any energy or the energy that we were a costume from previous Royal Caribbean cruise.
The food was average just like the one in Carnival Cruise, it was not the delicious food that they used to make before, however the service of all the Staff member was great.
I am not sure if other people that I spoke with are going to send a letter or even take a time to do this survey but they were saying that same thing I was thinking, Royal Caribbean has become a Mall with a lots of specials for people to buy stuff, Royal is not what it used to be in the past that had Great Food, (unless of course to pay) extra Great Entertainment for adults and kids, I do not thing with so many options I have that I will go back to one of your ship for a very long time. Read Less