I have cruised 3 times with Royal Caribbean and was really looking forward to a wonderful experience.
We have cruised with Carnival and Princess several times and thought maybe this would be equal.
But it was not. The first disappointment was the service in our room. We rarely saw our room attendant, but she did clean well. There was no welcoming towel animal or turndown mint at night.
We had 2 formal nights. Always before there was something special in the main dining room. This ship had nothing except the regular service. The dining service was good and the food was excellent.
The layout of the Promenade was very different from other ships. This was just a street with a few shops and bars on it. There was seating only in the bar areas so when a function took place most people had to stand. The atmosphere just did not seem friendly.
On the 6th night we put our luggage out for pickup about 10:30 well before any of the luggage was picked up on our deck. Next morning it was still there with a room beside us also having their luggage there. So we had to debark as self assist.
There was just too much confusion about who was to do what on this ship. Sorry but I will not cruise with Royal Caribbean again.
The stateroom was marvelous with windows from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.