Embarkation: Fabulous and that is what made us choose this cruise again. Valet parking is smooth as silk. We arrived about 1 p.m. in 5 different vehicles. The porter is right there and it is a great start to a trip when you do not have to handle your luggage or have difficulty parking. The begins!
The RC staff was friendly and helpful from every aspect. We all had our sail pass info ready. We waited for each other to get a great group shot getting on board. The ship was just as we remembered. Clean and large enough to do everything.
We were able to go straight to our cabins and drop off our stuff we carried with us. Our bags were there promptly thereafter. We took the time to unpack and go to the pool bar. The buffet was alive and well. Some made their spa reservations, bought their wine packages and soda packages as well. We ordered our wine package before we boarded and split it with another couple that was easy and there was a huge wine list to choose from.
Best location for Deck 3. Quiet and right there at the elevators. Mid to Front of the ship is where I prefer to be by process of elimination especially at the lower decks. The back was very noisy especially the last night. This was also the first time I stay on the leftside of the ship (sorry don't remember term).
FABULOUS! This makes our trip fun from beginning to end. Superb service and the valet parking/porter service is excellent! We'll drive from Daytona Beach anytime.