My husband and I have been on so many cruises that I cannot remember how many I have been on. That being said this was only our second cruise on RCI. Why? We live close to Galveston and I am tired of getting stuck at airports.
Compared to Adventure of the Seas this cruise was GREAT. Compared to most other cruises I would give it a 3. Why? The rooms and the the lack of things to do on the ship (and the two boring ports).
First don't bother bringing evening clothing-this ship is relaxed to the point that each evening at dinner (MDR) we had excellent entertainment-people watching. Overall thought the food compared to RCI's Adventure of the Seas was very good. The windjammer cafe food was MUCH better than a lot food I have had on other cruise ships self-serve dining options (although the selections were smaller-the food was good). One giant misstep by the cruise line was the limited options for Pizza. It was not available often and when it was it was TERRIBLE. If you wanted to eat 1 piece you had better ask for 3 because it was a little cheese and almost all dough!
Old and worn (again our Adventure of the Seas Balcony room was more worn-out and dirty). Our room steward worked hard but he just couldn't remember to finish cleaning the room. Examples: clean unfolded washcloths thrown in sink, empty soap container in shower, room not vacuumed, had to ask multiple times for a robe. He gets an A for effort-so I tipped him extra.
This ship is much better than Adventure of the Seas.
Many years ago I visited this port when there was nothing; now there are a bunch of tourist traps. Pass unless you want to exercise by walking in the village and back.
My first trip to Cozumel was in 1978. It's changed a lot in 40 years since a lot of ships use this port. But in the last 10yrs it hasn't changed much. Just like parts of London (and other areas in the world) there are many "Ye old tourist shops". Except here you get hassled (although its worse on the mainland of Mexico).