I don't know if it's the same on all the smaller ships of Royal Caribbean, but the quality of everything is definitely not the same as on their larger ships.
Food: the food was not that great at all, it seemed like everything that was served in the main dinning room (My Fair Lady) was overcooked and lacked in flavor (with the exception of the steak on the last night of the cruise). Even the food in the Chopped Grille was nothing to boast about.
Entertainment: The entertainment in the Centorium was okay. The entertainment in the Orpheum was not so great with the exception of the of the entertainer that was there on Wednesday night.
Excursions: the beach excursions were great, quite frankly they were the only saving grace of this whole trip!
Airport Transfer: We had to buy our airport transfer the day we got to Orlando. Spent 15 minutes just trying to find the Royal Caribbean kiosk so we could purchase the tickets. Embarkation was smooth after that. Disembarkation was a disaster. When we bought our ticket for the return airport transport, we were told that we would be off the ship by 830 and at the airport by 10 am. Needless to say that didn't happen. We had a number 2 tag which meant our group would be called to disembark at 830 am, they didn't call our group until 9 a.m. By the time we got off of the ship and through customs it was 930. We ended up having to spend another $150 to change our flight because there was no way we would make it on time. So instead of getting back home early (3 pm) we spent most of the day at the airport and didn't get home until 9 pm.
We definitely will not be sailing on this ship again.
We had an ocean view cabin on deck 3. The cabin was small and the bed was as hard as the floor! I don't remember ever having slept on such a hard bed on any cruise I've ever sailed on.
The beach was great!
Great beach at Balmoral Island, very quiet and not crowded.View All 178 Beach Reviews