Only a couple of things on this cruise annoyed me. I understand that people do travel in groups. Does this mean that they are entitled to "save" a bunch of seats in the theater. We arrived early to pick our seats, but were told that seats were saved. Another annoying thing is for a person or persons, who arrive late to join up with their group, to ask us to push down to other seats. I am a tiny person, and I arrive early enough to pick a seat where I can see the stage. This might be a difficult thing for RC to control, but perhaps a suggestion in The Compass can be made to be considerate of other passengers and not hog the seats. I am taking off one "circle" in the rating because of this.
We were celebrating a special anniversary (50 years), and my husband and I decided to take this cruise as we had sailed on a RC ship before and had a very good time. We, as having sailed RC before, were invited to a cocktail party to meet the Captain and his staff.
I cannot say enough good things about "Hello Clo" our cruise director from Ireland. She must have had a career as a stand-up comic before because everything that came out of her mouth was hilarious. One evening she dressed up as Sonny (as in Sonny and Cher) for disco night. I really would have liked to have seen more of her. It was great to wake up in the a.m., put on the TV and listen to her tell about the day's activities. Great job, Clo.
We wanted a different type of room, but realized that this cruise was almost "sold out" when we booked in June I believe. We took it anyway in order to make the trip. We were pretty close to 9062 which, as you know, has a history with the ship. I thought of the incident every time I went by it.
We did not take an excursion.