Only our second cruise but first with RC on a big ship. Traveled with other family members on this first time Mediterranean adventure who have more cruises under their belts. These veterans also enjoyed this ship and itinerary but still rated Princess one step higher than RC for various touches. For example, Princess will do free laundry for you when you get on the boat-- nice if you have been traveling before cruise. Youngest traveler in this group of 8 was a senior in high school. Oldest 63. Did some excursions, shows, and dining together yet had time apart for individual indulgences-- fitness center, spa etc.
Agree with other reviews that for such a large ship we never felt crowded with so many activities going on in different areas of the ship. Check in and embarkation as well as disembarkation was efficient and easy. Service was impressively friendly and attentive throughout the ship. All of our “subgroups" had balcony rooms which were adequate and well appointed. Free Room service coffee/breakfast in morning a nice touch occasionally instead of the breakfast buffet although many times the morning view at the dock was quite “industrial”. Ship Information and location maps easy to use thought the ship. Even Magellan would not get lost easily.
Well appointed balcony stateroom. Air conditioning could stand to be a little cooler on hot days.
The soda and snack stock for sale in the refrigerator was in the way and put in a drawer for the cruise. Housekeeper barged into room on checkout day while we were packing to inventory the stock. A bit tacky.
Nice balcony and fairly roomy bathroom. Overall adequate storage. Electric plugs in short supply bedside.