I’ve done the Allure of the Seas a couple years back, and it was a great experience. I don’t know what happened to Royal Caribbean since then, but this experience on the Odyssey of the Seas was awful. First off, you need to buy packages for EVERYTHING. You’d think that just because you paid thousands of dollars you could get free soda or fresh OJ.. Well think again! You have to buy a soda package which is $14 a day. Ridiculous. The food is cafeteria food. It is like a college dorm. The dining options are mediocre and the only food open after 9:30 PM is a lame pizza place. The workers look like they’re miserable and are very picky about who to be nice to. There is no nightlife on this cruise and there are screaming kids everywhere. There is no middle ground. This experience overall has made me dislike Royal caribbean and I doubt I’ll ever travel with them again. It is a way better idea to fly to your destination rather than spend time on this boat.