Cruised about 20 times - 4 or five with Royal C. Check in very quick and onboard by 11.15
Cabin not cleaned properly for the 2 weeks - never hoovered ( same bits on the floor when we arrived, were still there when we left.
Shower had hairs from previous customers...
Windjammer awful as not enough staff(maybe due to cuts?) so tables not cleared away quickly enough so you had to sit at dirty tables.
Then they were wiped down with dirty napkins - not good enough!
Food in Windjammer way down on quality. No one there now to cook you fresh toast, they just cooked it in advance and bought it out in piles so it was cold.
Same with fried eggs cooked in a large number then left on plates to congeal, again not good enough.
Entertainment rubbish, worse than any cruise we have sailed on. (only one's who liked it were the first time cruisers)
Only 1 decent act in 2 weeks were the soul band and we had seen them before on a previous cruise LOL. All other acts were no more than UK pub act types.
types. waiters were scarce in all bars properly as so many had bought drinks packages so they did not need to hurry as they already had their money.
We had second sitting dining and we went out about 7.30 to see some live music before dinner. Unfortunately there was only live music on Boleros,which seated around 50.... and the ship had 3200 passengers????? Se had to either walk around the shops every night, sit in the lounge on deck 14 staring at the walls or sit in the big star lounge on deck 5 staring at the walls. Why can't these be used for live music?
Entertainment when at sea? Belly flop comp? throwing bean bags? paper plane flying in the promenade??? Get real this is not 1950.
Royal C is marketing themselves as a modern cruise line and this does it no good at all.
Food in the main dining room again no more than average, with little flavour or taste. They tried to make up for it with huge portions.
Everywhere was sell, sell, sell. They even tried to sell us speciality restaurants while we eating dinner in the main dining room!
Cabin quite large, good bed, more than enough storage space for 2 weeks,
bonus was the kettle. About 5 or 6 from the back, but even though on deck 8 the vibration was terrible.