This was our 4th cruise in the last 8 years. We are from the Midwest and in our late 50's. We chose this cruise for the ports. Flew in and stayed the night before. Got to the port at 10:30am on ship by 11:45am. Most of the ship looks really good, some wear and tear, but who cares. We had balcony on deck 7. Plenty of space and attendant was nice and friendly. Beds are firm, and pillows are flat.
Food in dining room was good, not great. Less options. Waiter was good, asst. waiter was learning. Windjammer was good not great, with not many healthy choices. Did not spend more money in special restaurants. When booking we requested a table for 6 (at 8pm), we got a table for 10. One couple never showed up and some others missed some nights to go to specialty places. We did enjoy talking to the two couples that were there most nights. The whole dining room was half empty all week. Kind of boring. Had drink package, no problems getting what we wanted, but bar service was slow. There were waiters walking around pool, but seemed to also take a long time to get drinks from them. Some drinks made differently depending on bar.
Activities were varied, and sometimes not on time, or not much participation. Some music events were scheduled, but sometimes didn't happen. Singers and dancers were really good, and jazz orchestra was outstanding. They have such a variety. Cruise director was OK, but AD was boring and typical.
Fitness center was well equipped but warm. Avoided the Casino as we hate smoke.
CC Meet and Mingle was a joke and insult to us long time members. It was scheduled at 11:30am before we cruised. The day of the cruise some people got notice in cabin of the change to 10am. Many people missed it. Basically it was just a raffle, and then get out of the club because they had another event happening.
Late night dancing did not have much action as the DJ is not so good. There were different musicians and entertainers each night at different locations. They were mostly really good.
Did all RC shore excursions and they were good. Although during the Kayak trip at Labadee the leader stopped at a little beach so the residents could push their stuff.
We arrived back to port on time in Miami. Getting off was somewhat organized, but at one point they just started telling everyone to get off. There were lines for customs, but once at the official....they said OK and good bye without much review.
We would sail RC again.
Cabin was fine. Plenty of storage, plus space for bags under bed. Bed was firm, and asked for extra pillows as they were flat. Mini frig was empty and slightly cooled. Two maintenance issues were attended to promptly. Cabin is slightly forward of mid-ship. No noise from above or below.
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Good bus tour, and then dropped off at beach. Took taxi back to ship on our own.View All undefined undefined Reviews