We wanted to try RC after a few Carnival cruises since everyone raved how RC was sooo much better. HA! The worst cruise ever so far. We went just to go to Coco Cay and like many other times from what I have heard, it was canceled. The only entertainment all day was bongo and karaoke. The shows almost non-existent were 30 minutes long. The check in process was nice. The extra money we paid for a jr suite was a complete waste for sure. The room was the same as a standard on Carnival! The only difference was a bathtub vs shower only. The staff not as friendly, they barely mumbled a greeting. I watched as bar staff looked at empty glasses and just walked by. The food in the MDR was great. But most of the staff just blank, robotic. We will stay with Carnival and many other people we met said the same and were not happy. Even the "older" people.
Was not worth the extra upgrade. Was nice but Carnival rooms much better. The bed was so hard and uncomfortable we joked about opening the couch to sleep on or just using the mattress on the bed. No counter space in the bathroom, but had drawers. Oh, and we had the infamous (stripper) pole in the room.
Didn't even get to go. Heard from others this is quite common.
Nothing the ship offers is worth the money. Did find out later from a local shop about swimming with the pigs for $55. Wish we had time to go. The ship did offer it at another place but was $109. BTW, the can keep up to 50% of the money you pay for excursions, now I see why they are so expensive.
Been out of Orlando many times. Pretty decent.