Galveston port is a nice drive from San Antonio, our home. No flying required. Did this same cruise last year and enjoyed it too. We like the size of the ship, not a mega liner. Easy to maneuver and get around. We boarded the ship at 1PM, we didn’t want to board before cabins were ready. Enjoyed all speciality restaurants, but especially Giovanni’s where we had the same waiter the three times we ate there, ‘Sexy Melvin.’ Sabor, the Mexican restaurant had friendly staff and good food and very, very good margaritas. Chops was nice, but came in third of the three restaurants. The Saturday Night Fever show was very good in spite of some technical issues. Most fun evening entertainment, with out a doubt, was Quest. Adults only but tons of fun. Disembarkation was slow once off the ship to get through customs, nothing Royal Caribbean could do anything about. Porters were helpful and plentiful. We did private excursions. In Belize we arranged a private tour out to Mayan ruins which was outstanding. We’ve visited Routan 3 times and I think the next time we’ll just stay on the ship and enjoy the open bars and pools without the hectic activity ashore.
Roomy cabin and nice large balcony with 2 loungers, two chairs and two tables. Large bathroom but the bathtub shower combo is a little challenging to get in and out of.
Did a private tour out to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha because my wife has mobility issues and wouldn’t be able to keep up with a regular tour or stand for long periods. Our guide, Raymond, was aware of her issues when he picked us up right out of the port entrance. He was very knowledgeable to the point that other visitors to Altun Ha came over to listen to his stories about the site that we was telling us about. He was always gracious. We wanted a stop for lunch at a local place, he took us to an outdoor restaurant on Bird Island. It was excellent and fun.View All 187 Altun Ha Reviews
They told us to be off the ship and out front as soon as we could get off the ship. We did but the tour folks had us wait and wait along the Main Street of Routan, there was hardly any place to stand with cars, trucks and vans rushing by. They took us to a sloth sanctuary where there were long lines of people waiting for a tour of the sanctuary. We waited (most of us standing) for over an hour before our tour. The sloths and monkeys were cute and seemed well taken care of but the wait to get in and even get a ride to the sanctuary was unreasonable. With limited time in each port waiting at every step was a pain. We were going to have the tour take us to the beach but we just had them take us to the ship. We just weren’t comfortable they’d come and pick us up at the beach to get us back to the ship on time.View All undefined undefined Reviews