Our friends found a great deal for RSS 25th Anniversary cruise and so we jumped at the chance to join them and try our first luxury cruise (previously sailed with Celebrity, HAL and NCL). It started well with an upgrade to a balcony suite. Embarkation was smooth although they did not have our cards and had to escort us to Guest Services which was unusual.
The ship has been recently remodelled and we were impressed by our cabin and the public spaces. The ship has notable vibration problems in the rear spaces such as the theatre and bars. At times all the bottles were clinking and sitting on stools almost required hanging on. It was also notable how much more this smaller ship moves. Especially in our forward cabin, this cabin was very noisy when arriving in ports as well.
As a married couple in our early 40's we were regularly queried if we were entertainment when embarking so I think it highlights the average age is much higher than our previous cruise experiences.
Larger than others in its class due to its forward location. Shower was not very good. Large walk in. Huge room, very comfortable bed. Great entertainment system.
Noticeable movement and noise when porting.
Charleston is a very charming town. We stopped at Citadel, John Meningue house and a church. Felt the stops could have been more interesting but enjoyed getting an overview of the city!