I must honestly say that I was definitely looking forward to the this cruise as my experience traveling to Europe was very limited. This was my 12th cruise and my 3rd on Royal Caribbean.
My first cruise on RCCL was long ago (1975) when RCCL only had three small ships - The Song of Norway, The Nordic Prince and The Sun Viking. My two week cruise on the Nordic Prince was top notch and one of my favorite cruises of all time. My second cruise on RCCL was on the Adventure of the Seas in September of 2006 and I enjoyed it very much - though I did feel it was not up to the level of several other cruise lines I had been on in the two years prior to my trip on the Adventure. Many things that other cruise lines (like Princess) have included in the cruise are either extra charge on RCCL or non-existent.
This was one of my most disappointing cruises - only my one and only cruise on Carnival many years ago was a worse experience.