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Sail Date: February 2018
Went for a birthday celebration with 25 family & friends so a brief relatively inexpensive cruise was the goal. Ship was tired & in need of refurbishing. Felt crowded. Cabin (7086) was smaller than I would have wished. But, plenty ... Read More
Went for a birthday celebration with 25 family & friends so a brief relatively inexpensive cruise was the goal. Ship was tired & in need of refurbishing. Felt crowded. Cabin (7086) was smaller than I would have wished. But, plenty of storage space. Beds were just OK. A/C was excellent. Soundproofing was good. Food was plentiful but low mediocre. Surprisingly, best meal of the day was lunch. Service at dinner, despite friendliness, was very SLOW. It was abundantly clear that there was a significant shortage of staff! Planned to save stfafing costs? Entertainment was typical but a bit above average quality. Ports were low level as expected but aquaria & gardens on Atlantis were worth the visit even though the $42 per person charge seemed exorbitant. Despite our precautions, 25% of our party of 25 was sick the day after we returned requiring doctor visits for a few. Another example of the old bromide--you get what you pay for. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
1ST time cruise I heard only good things about the cruise line, everything about the ship was awesome Dining staff was top notch, shore excursions where nice, fed the sting rays and held them. Princess Caribbean Is a top notch company I ... Read More
1ST time cruise I heard only good things about the cruise line, everything about the ship was awesome Dining staff was top notch, shore excursions where nice, fed the sting rays and held them. Princess Caribbean Is a top notch company I have enjoyed this cruise and will continue to use this cruise line. Beverage package was a good choice, every aspect of the cruise was nice. Myself and the wife celebrated a wedding anniversary was a really nice experience. The room was nice with a nice big window, our room attendant was really nice. This was my and the wife's first cruise since we live in florida wanted to try a cruise to see what it was like, I will only use Royal Caribbean cruises I will also try to find out which ship our dining room servers will be working so we can come back to them. Blue and Kenroy Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
Our family just wanted a quick getaway with lots of time to relax and play. We had a great experience and found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy. We were especially pleased ... Read More
Our family just wanted a quick getaway with lots of time to relax and play. We had a great experience and found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy. We were especially pleased with our wait staff and our room attendant. The food was great, especially in the main dining room. The Windjammer buffet had lots of variety, but could have used an additional person at the omelet station. The piano player in the bar was very talented, and the headline show was excellent. The steel band was quite good as well. If we had to pick something to be improved, I would say they could have more coverage at the service desk. There was often a line. Who wants to wait in a line when you're on vacation? A small ship with a big heart is a great way to describe this ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Returning to ship from Key West, the staff was not ready. Water was empty and line were too long. Not enough staff for the return. Any time some making was making a presentation from center on level 4, it was hard to hear. We were ... Read More
Returning to ship from Key West, the staff was not ready. Water was empty and line were too long. Not enough staff for the return. Any time some making was making a presentation from center on level 4, it was hard to hear. We were sitting on level four 30 away and could not under what we being said. People around us all agreed. We are all asking each what was said. Very poor accoustics!!!(sound) (sp). Your director, Michele was good, but she thinks she better than everyone else. She sounded that nothing would have happen without her!! We ate the Chop House. Nothing special. Tables were only about 15% full and felt rushed to get out of the place. I had problem with bar staff on first day. Our bar staff jump ahead of other staffer to get the order. Once we got the order, we waited on two other people. When I came time for me to sign the bill, he look at me for about 30 seconds before giving me the slip. He must have realized at that time given my card to someone else. I did not realize I had the wrong card until the mustard drill.When to customers service as soon as could after the drill. Customers service was closed. Told to come back in 30 to 60 minutes. Came back, line was about 30 minutes long. I do not waste my vacation time standing in line waiting to solve a problem caused by YOUR staff. Enjoy the stop at Key West, but not listed for comments. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
We had a fantastic time on this cruise ship on our 4 day cruise. We had previously traveled to the Caribbean on ‘Adventure of the Seas’ and thought we might be disappointed on this older, smaller ship but this was not the case. ... Read More
We had a fantastic time on this cruise ship on our 4 day cruise. We had previously traveled to the Caribbean on ‘Adventure of the Seas’ and thought we might be disappointed on this older, smaller ship but this was not the case. Although it is an older ship, it makes up for it with charm. We loved the layout of the entertainment areas in the Centrum and the bars. It was a more intimate affair than the larger cruise ship. 70's party was fantastic and is still making me smile. The entertainment was utterly brilliant and there seemed to be a lovely fun atmosphere on the ship without it being raucous. Cococay is undersold and is probably the best place I have ever been to in my life. The beach was stunning, James Bond material and the floating bar was awesome with a great free bbq on the beach. It was sheer heaven and not to be missed. We were 4 Brits travelling and thank you to all the lovely Americans who were so friendly to us. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
We were glad when the cruise was over. Started out poorly when Royal Caribbean made an unwelcome itinerary change at the last minute which cut Bahamas portion short. It was billed as a Bahamas Cruise but we were only there about 10-12 ... Read More
We were glad when the cruise was over. Started out poorly when Royal Caribbean made an unwelcome itinerary change at the last minute which cut Bahamas portion short. It was billed as a Bahamas Cruise but we were only there about 10-12 hours. Prior to the cruise, telephone support from RC was poor at best. Multiple calls to get general information were difficult and information provided was sometimes vague or inaccurate. Wait staff in the dining room was provided by two friendly and helpful women (Thresa and Dan) . Other staff throughout the ship was somewhat indifferent. We were playing bridge when my wife asked passing attend for a glass of water. He pointed to a table where there was a pitcher of water. When she asked for a glass, he pointed to another work station where there was a rack of glasses. Might have been better if he had simply fetched her a glass of water. Overall, we were disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
Living in Baltimore area this was a good choice as didn't have to worry about sometimes unpredictable air travel to Miami or Ft Lauderdale. Embarkation was a little slow mainly because of TSA once through there we were in our cabin pretty ... Read More
Living in Baltimore area this was a good choice as didn't have to worry about sometimes unpredictable air travel to Miami or Ft Lauderdale. Embarkation was a little slow mainly because of TSA once through there we were in our cabin pretty quickly. Disembarkation took us a lot less time than we had budgeted, but our ride managed to get to the terminal 40 minutes early which was greatly appreciated. Food overall was quite good. We ate dinner in the main dining room and portions and selection were pretty good. We found the selection in the buffet much more to our liking so ate there pretty much from day 4 on. Entertainment was very good. We saw 6 shows (and the big game in the theater) and all but one were very good. The weather was cold when we left Baltimore, as you would expect, but even when we got to Charleston SC it was still too cold and blustery to enjoy exploring the city. Port Canaveral was good, we ate lunch at Grill's, always a favorite of ours. I would never bother taking a cruise that had a stop in Miami however, the terminal is separated from the city by bridges making walking into town problematic. We didn't travel with any children and didn't see lot on the ship, probably as result of school still being in session. As a result the average age of travelers was quite high, with all the things you would expect, lots and lots of electric scooters and walkers. Read Less
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