My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day voyage on LOS. We booked the trip in mid December and got awesome price on cruise and flights. We had only cruised RC once w/ about 6 other sailings On Carnival. Having read reviews and information on LOS our expectations were pretty high. Fortunately in almost every aspect RC didn't disappoint.
Here's a quick run down of our voyage. Originally we were scheduled to fly in early Monday from Baltimore. As mother nature reared her ugly head we tried to fly out standby on Spirit. Our total airfare for two roundtrip to FLL was only $258 w/o bags. Unfortunately for Spirit their lack of customer service w/ national weather service warning may have lost them future customers. We marched down to Southwest and got one way fares w/ free baggage for $192. So off we went Sunday night to FLL and booked a night at Ramada Inn cruise port which had free air and cruise shuttle. The motel was a little dated but not too bad for an overnight.
The next morning at 10:45am we got a taxi to the port which wad less than $20 instead of waiting for the free shuttle. The lines were already starting go get crowded, but we managed to get through to the ship in less than 1 hour....even with the embarkation photo.
Sufficient for couples and families on a budget. No issues w/ noise, close to elevators, 1 flight of stairs to the pool deck.