The refurbishment of the ship in April was not very extensive, many of the public areas are looking very tired. The biggest change was to replace the very nice Italian restaurant Portofino with a very ordinary Italian restaurant called Giovanni's table. From the low end cutlery and crockery, cheap table cloth and "rustic" menu, you know this is another cost cutting exercise by the bean-counters at Royal Carribean. You still pay a $20 surcharge, but now the food is no better than in the main dining room.
We spoke to a number of crew members who were equally unimpressed by the change.
Perhaps on the larger ships with many dining options Giovanni's Table has a place. However, on a ship with only one "Special" restaurant it is a big mistake.
Reasonable size with a nice balcony. No lounger as standard on the balcony this year.More cost cutting by the bean-counters? Very bad sewage smell in the bathroom, three visits from maintenance and it's still there!