We are frequent Royal Caribbean customers and were looking forward to being on a brand new ship...
We booked for car parking and arrived at the pier 1.15pm. The process should be superfast for this hi-tech brand new ship. If you've checked in online, you will be greeted with someone with an ipad and they'd check your photo and documents, and give you a sticker. You go to security and then straight onboard. Easy if it's quiet and with a steady stream of arrivals.
However, it was busy and slow at our alloted time, there were nowhere near enough check in attendants. So a bit of a disappointing start to the #royalwow...
Cabin 11680 very spacious with sofa by the window, beautiful shower and plenty storage. You appreciate the ship is newly built with the sleek furnishings. Our cabin steward Beni was fantastic and very helpful with any requests. Sofa by the window in this cabin with 2 reclining chairs and footstools on the balcony. Very quiet location with no inside cabins opposite. It is quite a distance from the elevators.
Shuttle bus on pier. Very well organised and loads of coaches. 10 euros each return.
20 mins drive. dropped off centrally near to the Guggenheim. Beautiful wealthy city with nice riverside. Highly recommend a visit.
Ships shuttle is available payable on the ship. There was a quaint old bus offering rides into town for 2.50 euros each, a bargain. Dropped off in the centre near the cable car. Close to the main shopping area. Otherwise it is a 20 min walk each way along the bay into town.
Ship docked at old Tobacco pier so very central for Lisbon centre. Short stroll along waterfront. If you dock at Alcantara pier further along you can take a train direct to Estoril or Cascais for 3.50 return.
Vigo is pleasant to spend a half day in. Lots of shops. Nice waterfront. Shopping Centre at pier. Famous local fish restaurants.
Port of embarkation.