We chose Royal Carribean because we was told to avoid Carnival as the guests and atmosphere was not that of Royal. My husband and I are both active duty military and took this vacation as our honeymoon… quite literally the worse mistake of our life. My husband and I always have a good time regardless of the situation but this was too much to the point of day 3 of our 7 day cruise we just wanted to be home. We should have maybe thought of the time of year regarding guests because the average age of the people on the boat had to be 70, and the only other adults seemed to have disabilities. It was like we was a floating nursing home, there was more scooters and walkers than able bodied people that could walk. My husband and I was the only younger couple out of 7,000 people. With that being said we wanted to enjoy the night clubs and the bars… which some nights was closed because there was only elderly guests and we was told that they wasn’t making enough money. The entertainment was almost comical, they had one comedy show, Mama Mia!, and an ice skating show. The food looked delicious but was bland and overall tasteless.
Our first stop was Honduras which should not be allowed as a place to bring tourists. We got off the boat and went to the promoted taxi service at the port where we wanted to get a taxi to go to (insert picture that was shown to us from the attendant) a beautiful white sand beach with bars and restaurants (allegedly the most beautiful spot in Honduras). Upon leaving the port and making our way to West End Bay the only nice place we saw was a gas station guarded by men with AK-47’s. The “beautiful beach with bars and shopping” was a quarter mile stretch of beach with glass, trash, and homeless. There was ONE restaurant attached to a motel and one t shirt stand. We lasted all of an hour and went back to the boat because we felt completely unsafe and it started to pour rain. Next stop was Costa Maya. We went to go take out cash for the day at the ATM on the boat… and coincidentally every ATM was offline and there was no ATM’s in port. So we was forced to book an excursion through the cruise line to be able to have one day at a beach. Seeing as we did not have cash we was not able to eat the entirety of the day at the beach. We did not bother getting off at our last stop Cozumel. Overall I was very disappointed, our only saving grace was our great bartender on the boat. Looking forward to trying to redo our honeymoon and forget this experience, will more than likely never cruise again after this.