If you are looking to replicate a holiday weekend in Las Vegas, this is the cruise for you! Crowded and noisy, with a frat-party vibe, this was not the relaxing getaway we were looking for. To be fair, it’s not like Royal Caribbean is focused on packing the ship with drunken revelers, but this itinerary attracts them.
The best day was when we docked in Cozumel, as the horde disembarked and left the ship almost vacant—it was great! They returned with a vengeance, however.
Days 3 and 4 dinners in the main dining room were totally obnoxious as the dining staff was forced to sing and dance, as the announcer loudly begged for a “10” on the upcoming survey. Of course, while they were singing and dancing they couldn’t provide any of the great service we were being told they excel in.
Our junior suite, while spacious, was worn out; the carpet and furniture were badly stained, and just looked dirty. The towels were worn out, with some of the hems unraveling. One of the wall hangings was coming apart, and hanging crooked, which kind of summed up the whole room. We were glad we upgraded on the room, because we spent a lot of time there to get away from the mob.