Leaving from Cape Liberty was a breeze, much better then New York. We arrived at the terminal around 11:30am, and were on board by 12:20, our room was ready upon arrival. The other two couples we were traveling with had to wait until after 1pm to get into their rooms.
We were impressed with the size of the room, having sailed NCL balcony cabins, we thought that the room felt more spacious on RCI. However, the balcony felt much smaller and more closed in then those of NCL. I never checked the actual room and balcony size, of either NCL or RCI, so it could have been just my impression.
Our room steward, was inattentive. Basically just doing what had to be done. I had asked for room service menus (there were only 4 available in the room) and never got them, had to stop by another steward down the hall, and he was more then happy to give them to me. Also asked for ice to be available in the room.....never got it. I might add that we had pre-tipped ( a third of the amount required) the room steward upon meeting him, and our only request was the ice. Didn't seem to make a difference to him LOL