Having travelled on RCI ships before, I was looking forward to this cruise.
Biggest issues for me were the following:
- poor food - really awful - poor quality and often cold - reminded me of hospital food
- crowded - found the ship very crowded, had to queue for absolutely everything.
- service - apart from the cabin attendants, I found most of the staff curt and unhelpful.
- embarkation - in Southampton - slow, inefficient and unappealing.
The food in the dining rooms in the evening was often cold and had to be sent back. I had been on a RCI cruise around the Caribbean a few years before and found the food superb - maybe this was because we were coming out of Miami rather than Southampton. It felt as if we were being rationed.
Overall, really poor experience and not one I shall repeat with Royal Caribbean.
Could do with a refit - TV didn't work properly throughout the cruise