My husband and I just went on our first cruise. We chose Royal Caribbean because we had heard the entertainment was unlike any other ship, we were not disappointment!! The energy of the ship from the moment you step on board is positive, ... Read More
My husband and I just went on our first cruise. We chose Royal Caribbean because we had heard the entertainment was unlike any other ship, we were not disappointment!! The energy of the ship from the moment you step on board is positive, upbeat, friendly and non stop fun. There is consistently something fun and exciting to do from the moment you wake up to when you go to sleep at night. There are also many quiet and relaxing areas to sit back and enjoy the quiet sound of the sea. We chose a stateroom with a balcony which was worth the extra money. Sitting on our balcony was our favourite part of the trip as it is such a relaxing experience.
The organization, friendly staff, gorgeous design and outstanding service was always on point. We loved that the staff includes people from all over the world and they were always a pleasure to talk to. Karen Hall and Roy in the Main Dining, Grande, were incredible. They were so helpful, kind and made our dining experience even more joyful. (Plus the food was delicious!) Oniell, our stateroom attendant was so friendly; He greeted us every morning and throughout the day with a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude. Rhondora in the Solarium was such a lovely and sweet woman. We were also very impressed with the Cruise Director Dru, he was very engaging, funny, had such a passionate energy about him.
The entire time we were on the ship we kept thinking of all the friends and family who would enjoy the various entertainment: Ice skating shows, musicals, comedians, night club, casino, game shows, street parties, karaoke, live entertainment of all genres, restaurants, pools, waterslides, outstanding views and so much more!! Also the fitness center was massive and we love the track that wraps around the ship. We can't wait to go back on a big family vacation!
The ports were incredible, Haiti was our favourite. We did an excursion which took us to a private island and a tour of the village. It was breathtakingly beautiful, the people were lovely and we left feeling appreciation for the world around us.
The word we kept using to define this vacation was 'unreal'. Royal Caribbean has set our expectations high and we won't be cruising with anyone else. :)
(Our cruise was: Harmony of the Seas - Fort Lauderdale, Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, Haiti ) Read Less