This was our 3rd cruise and we sailed early October from Palma Majorca our flight was early out of Manchester and we were on board by 11:00 am, we booked an inside state room as wanted to see what it was like as our previous 2 cruises we'd had balcony rooms and was surprised when we got on board as given the key to an outside room we queried it at guest relations and were told that we had been given an upgrade FOC. We enjoyed our cruise and thought the ship was very nice (first time on RC)our room attendant was very friendly and did a good job. We requested a large table for our late dining option and were placed with 3 other couples all in their 70's, we are both 50 so although our fellow guests were lovely to be with we felt that we could have been placed with people of similar ages who may have had more in common with us, we noticed that many tables were mixed languages and one English couple we met had been placed on a table of 4 with a German couple and really struggled to understand each other. Perhaps more thought could have been put into the allocation of tables by RC. The food was of a good standard but we felt that the presentation could have been better. The buffet restaurant had a variety of options but did seem to be muddled up with no continuity.
There were many elderly people on board with walking problems who did hold others up which we found to be frustrating and many complained about nothing.
The good thing about this cruise was the trial of the All Inclusive Option offered once you were on board you could have either $39 beer package, $49 Beer Wine, Spirits and soft drinks Package or the $59 everything including top brand names, we chose the $49 package and it was sufficient for us and we thought it value for money this included service charge but not the 8% tax
a bit worn, mirror cupboard doors in bathroom would not close properly and nowhere at all to put your empty suitcases had to leave them on the small sofa.
Nothing but a bar of soap and shampoo dispenser in the bathroom no freebies
Lovely place we got the train to Monte Carlo for 17 euros return and was a lovely day out
our trip was a 10 hr one with 5 spent travelling not long enough to see all we wanted to as was 3 hours escorted and only left 2 hours to do our own thing which included having a late lunch
stayed on board ship as been to Rome before had a lovely quite day laying in the sunshine
Easy walk into town lots to see