We flew to Rome on flights arranged through RCI which included transfers. This was a good decision and RCI staff were waiting in the luggage reclaim area. After reclaiming our bags we handed them to the RCI staff and next saw them outside our room. The journey to the port took about 50 minutes , check in was quick and we were immediately able to deposit our hand luggage in our room before heading to the Windjammer for lunch.
Our cabin was an inside on deck 6. The cabin was comfortable and adequate for our needs but was showing obvious signs of wear - paint chipped and peeling, shower screen was cracked and tears in the padded wall near the bed. We only saw our room attendant on day 1 and again mid week when we bumped into her in a corridor.
Food. We had 3 breakfasts in the dining room , 3 in the Windjammer and 1 room service. Dining room and room service were good but we felt Windjammer food wasn't as good as we've experienced on other cruises.