Embarkation went smoothly. Took a cab from hotel to Port Everglades. The ship was fantastic. It was clean, lots of things to do, food was great and service was excellent. Cabin was always clean and comfortable in size.
We dined at the Main Dining Room for breakfast and dinner. The food for dinner was excellent. Breakfast was just OK for me. We did buffet and a la carte. Wish they would change the food selection. Everyday, It was consistently the same for 7 days.
I can't praise enough for the service my family and I got from this cruise ship. Everyone was friendly, attentive and passionate about their job. Special mention to Christian Reyes, our cabin stewart who made sure that we had enough towels everyday even without asking. Our cabin was always clean. Another outstanding crew are Joseph Perez, waiter at the main dining room and his assistant, Kumar. Joseph is from the Philippines and Kumar is from India. Every night, this team would serve us as if we were royalty. Service is that good. In fact, we are planning our next cruise because of these two.
The Ports and Shore excursions were fun and beautiful. Went to Pearl Island in Nassau. We did snorkeling and had an amazing time. The food included was good and the beach was gorgeous. When we got there, there were not much people yet but in the afternoon, people started showing up. But, the place was big enough for people to still enjoy. There were kayaks, paddle boat, etc. to use for free. Snorkeling is additional charge if you didn't book the shore excursion with snorkeling. It costs only $15 per person with equipment included. Totally worth doing it.
At St. Thomas, we went to Magen's Bay. Absolutely beautiful but there were lots of people and there were no umbrellas available We took a taxi to Magen's Bay. Plenty of taxi available at the port. It was very organized. It costs us $10 per person to Magen's Bay.
At St. Kitts, we went on a land tour excursion with Grey Thenford. He was phenomenal. He took us around the city. Went to Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik. It was gorgeous. The garden at the manor had tropical plants from around the world. Then, he took us to the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. It was breathtaking.
At sea, there were plenty of things to do. Our family went ziplining, watched shows, went to the arcade, rode the carousel, went for the Abyss and water slides. The cruise ship had mini golf and splash bay for the little kids. Everyone had a great time. Not a dull moment.
Disembarkation was fast. To avoid the crowd, we left the ship around 8:00am. Had breakfast at Windjammer at 6:30am. At this time, there were plenty of seats available. We did the valet luggage service of Delta and it was convenient. But, if you leave the cruise ship early, you will still be able to get your luggage fast. It was done in an organized manner.
We travelled with children ages 14, 11, 8, 5. They all had a great time.
I definitely would recommend this ship to everyone. We had a special and wonderful time with this ship. This is my third time cruising and my first with Royal.
We had a cabin facing Central Park. It was quiet the whole time. Didn't hear anything even though we ere directly below the swimming pool area. We got perks from booking this room. Specialty lunch for two was included, a bottle of red wine and a free game tutorial at the casino.