January 30, 2011. Arrived at Port of Miami at 1:30pm. We live on the Gulf coast of Florida, so it's a simple 2.5 hour drive to the port. Parked the car and went to stand in the line. There was a sign posted at the door that read something like: Boarding will be delayed due to custom regulations or something to that effect. WELL- 2 hours later the line finally started to move. In the 2 hour wait, I did see hundreds of crew members running off the boat like rats off a sinking ship!!!! Not sure what that was all about!!!! Bur I wished someone from RCC would have had the common sense to tell us WHY we had to wait 2 hours to board the ship when shortly after arriving to the pier, we did see some folks out on their balconies!!! Never did get a straight answer. None the less- we finally boarded at 4pm, put my carry on in the cabin and went to the Windjammer to get something to eat. 2 minutes after we sat down, an announcement overhead alerted us to the dreaded life boat drill. What a rush for people when we boarded so late.
Our cabin: Superior Balcony 214 sq ft with 68? sq ft balcony was beautiful. I loved the room, the roominess and the balcony. Plenty of space.
We unpacked and then started to roam the ship. Beautiful, beautiful ship. Impressed with the size, space and decor of the ship.
Cabin #8686 was perfect. Great size, plenty of space and the balcony was wonderful!!!