We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean on 5 occasions over a 10 year period, two Caribbean, two transatlantic and one from Spain to Singapore. This cruise was an alternative form of travel from Australia to Europe, one leg via cruising and the second leg flying from Singapore to Europe.
The ship was the oldest and smallest of the Royal Caribbean fleet we have sailed on and it was looking tired despite the recent refurbishment. The cabin was satisfactory however the inclusion do two additional arm chairs was unnecessary. We prefer 6.00 dining preference however had not been advised this time had been altered to 5.30 on this particular ship and on arrival could only change to 8.00 as "my time dining" was booked out. The service at the bars was a little slow and pool bars did not have the usual bar staff walking around the deck. The cabin attendant maintained the room to an acceptable standard, my husband met him on day 1, however I did not sight him until day 9. We had not experienced this on previous cruises.
The Windjamer and Dining Room standard of food was lower than previously experienced especially in comparison with the Qantum of the Seas 2015 trip from Spain to Singapore. As this was a relocation cruise the ports were limited. Penang would have been a better port the Port Klang for an overnight stop prior to Singapore.
Well maintained, forward in the ship and smooth sailing