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6 Royal Caribbean Italy Cruise Reviews

Ship was good aimed at families there is a lot to do for the children.As we are used to travelling from Southampton there are a few things to take with you If you smoke there was NO Duty free on board as we did not call at any none EU ... Read More
Ship was good aimed at families there is a lot to do for the children.As we are used to travelling from Southampton there are a few things to take with you If you smoke there was NO Duty free on board as we did not call at any none EU countrys so take enough to last you until your 1st port of call.All merchandise has to add 18.5 % Vat so can work out more expensive than things look. We eat in the Windjammer due to my milk alleges there is always something i can eat in there but not as much choice as there used to be seems like instead of creasing prices for cruise there are putting less choice . Staff can not do enough for you but you may need to ask if you have alligies . look at booking trips before you go with outer trip companies as RC is appoximatly 30% more expensive. The shows are fair to excellent but this is a matter of fast. Casino i gamble for fun on the tables but not on this ship minimum chip value was 5 us dollers so if you just want to have a flutter then think again. We went on a cheep getaway so no frills state room the room was fine for 7 days .We normal book a suit so lots of things you get as the norm we did not have bur as i said this was a cheep getaway and as we are diamond guests we do have some free extras. Just want to add overall very good value for money superb i will do this ship again Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Staff were lovely - friendly but professional and really helpful. Food in the main dining restaurant was good with a varied selection and always well cooked and presented. As ever on cruises the veg was lacking and under-cooked. The ... Read More
Staff were lovely - friendly but professional and really helpful. Food in the main dining restaurant was good with a varied selection and always well cooked and presented. As ever on cruises the veg was lacking and under-cooked. The speciality restaurants were generally only half full probably as they are overpriced. Chop's Grill was particularly good and we dines there 3 times. Giovanni's Table was disappointing however with the pasta dishes being very bland. Azumi was really empty and lacking in atmosphere as a result but the food was delicious. RCL should look at reducing the supplements to increase patronage. Entertainment was the poorest I've seen on any cruise ship in over 25 yrs. We only went to the show 3 times - one was the cast which was fairly good but Tango Buenos Aires was a repeat of the show I saw on this ship 2 years ago and The Zoots was simply rubbish. Nothing like the standard that I've seen on NCL, Celebrity and Costa in the past. The only port on the tour that I hadn't been to was Ravenna and I was really disappointed. No taxis in port! Waited 40 mins and gave up. Ended up paying 22USD each for a shuttle into town. Others paid 129USD for a trip to the beach to end up on the public beach that was literally 10 mins walk from the ship! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and when we decided to book, we opted to go on the Anthem of the Seas as it was such a new boat and the deal we got was amazing. Embarkation went so smoothly and is the reason I prefer to ... Read More
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and when we decided to book, we opted to go on the Anthem of the Seas as it was such a new boat and the deal we got was amazing. Embarkation went so smoothly and is the reason I prefer to cruise from the UK rather than have the stress of the airport. The ship was fantastic, it ticked all the boxes and more. However the only disappointment for me, there didn't seem to be a lot of bars and there wasn't enough outside space. We actually preferred the set up in the Adventure of the Seas (this being the only other RC ship we have been on). The service was fantastic especially Erdi and Daniel in the Schooner Bar. Our holiday was made excellent by the staff. We only did a couple of the shore excursions, one in Rome where the only disappointment was our tour guide liked to walk fast, not that easy in 40 degrees especially when there are elderly people. Went up the Rock in Gibraltar and saw the Aquarium in Lisbon. The dining on board was excellent, whilst the Windjammer was very repetitive, the food was an acceptable standard. We dined in Chic and American Icon Grill and was very impressed with the food, we made the most of it as it was complimentary, often having 2 of everything (always good to try something you have never had before) and once again the staff were fantastic. My one advice is to pre book the restaurants before you get onto the ship. We didn't and found it impossible to book some of the restaurants. We only did Chops Grille (extra payment) and whilst the food was excellent especially my Fillet Steak the staff weren't as good as in the complimentary restaurant. The surf rider was excellent as was the North Star but be warned that you will be weighed if you are on the larger side. We will Rock You was fantastic and would have loved to see it again but again it required to be booked so again pre-book before you board. The entertainment overall was excellent though I did wonder what the Gift was about. We opted to carry our suitcases off ourselves at disembarkation, as last year was so messy, definitely the best choice. Off the ship and in the car within 15 mins. Overall our holiday was excellent and we didn't want to come home but the one issue I have is the reserving of sunbeds. I'm an early riser and found beds reserved with towels and personal effects with no-one there from 6.30am every morning. If you are going to reserve them then sit there!!! Most of the time we were never able to get outside on a sunbed. This unfortunately happens everywhere so not unique for RC. We will most definitely be booking again with Royal Caribbean it's just having to decide where to go. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
From the moment me and my husband got on the ship we were very excited, it was a 31st Anniversary surprise, that turned out to be a nightmare,I am so disappointed and disgusted We have travelled on RC for many years and never ... Read More
From the moment me and my husband got on the ship we were very excited, it was a 31st Anniversary surprise, that turned out to be a nightmare,I am so disappointed and disgusted We have travelled on RC for many years and never experienced anything like it. are first meal we had in silks was just un believable,(before i came on the cruise I bought a soda and non alcohol cocktail package)could not get a non alcohol cocktail nor could i get a fresh or carton orange juice,but i was offered a fizzy kids orange juice not to mention the bar waitress was offish with me for asking for a non alcohol menu, then we witness the waiter getting told off by the head waitress,followed by food on the floor waitress and waiters walking around them only to see the waiter kick the food under the counter, not very hygienic in the least.Dirty toilets with toilet tissue and urine on the toilet floors not to mention the over flowing wet hand tissues from the bin to the floor and work tops this is a laugh when they tell us to wash and sanitise they can't even keep there toilets clean lack of staff i had a piece of cling film in my soup also my bowl of soup was spilt all down the sides and served to me in Chic restaurant in American Icon the waitress brought my soup and calamari out at the same time which resulted calamari being very cold and me asking it to be changed only to get a cracked bowl with my sauce in imagine the germs that could of made me ill.I never ate it nor did i stay to have my main course it put me off completely, there were dirty towels on all the sun beds yet no staff around to pick them up and tidy the beds so people never knew if the chairs were available to sit on, under most of the sun beds their were dirty bottles and glasses cluttering up. Glasses left all over the ship and in the lift area not pleasing to the customers eyes rude bar waiter ignoring to serve me because he wanted to fill up the ice machine, when he did serve me he didn't take my card for 20 mins and left me standing for another 15 mins whilst he filled up again meanwhile the ice was melting so i asked the other bar tender to take my card and he alerted the man who served me who told me to wait again for 5 mins then he snatched the card from me as to say its my fault he's had to stop what he was doing , Cafe promenad only had 1 girl serving so no one was tidying cups and plates off the tables no clean tables to be found we had to clean it ourself also the coffee and tea area was dirty all the time so was the pizza restaurant next door . I filled a cup with coffee not realising there was a dirty teabag in the cup only when i stirred it I realised.The wind jammer behind the stack of plates the counter had dust on and not to mention the sink facilities are a good idea if someone cleans down the sinks they were in a bit of state. The grand restaurant is meant to be formal, but the staff were letting people in with jeans and hoodies and football shirt in,so annoying because i wore my evening gown and my husband was in his dinner suit like others then their was other people in very casual clothing on, surly the rule is the same for everyone , it was very annoying!!! Never saw entertainment because of the time of my dining at 8 pm kept missing it and there was not another show on like on other ships the show is on for the later diners on the good side my cabin was nice and clean by Glenda who was very pleasant every day and night lovely lady with a lovely smile ,Also my meal in wonderland was nice and Izumi was nice Ask if I would recommend this ship ? No I Would not. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Firstly, I would say that I am not easy to please. I'm not particularly proud of this fact but it's important to know when reading this review. So, here we go:- This ship is amazing, we had a fantastic time. Yes, the show times ... Read More
Firstly, I would say that I am not easy to please. I'm not particularly proud of this fact but it's important to know when reading this review. So, here we go:- This ship is amazing, we had a fantastic time. Yes, the show times changed but they did give you plenty of warning and you could easily re-book them. The main production was Hairspray which was absolutely fantastic. I have seen many West End productions and this was easily as good, if not better, than many. The Aqua Theatre was amazing. We saw the main production and then the 'comedy' production, both of which were fantastic. Costume changes and other small touches that made all the difference from being a good to a spectacular show. Exactly the same comments apply to the Ice show which was also spectacular and a feat to put on. We had a cabin overlooking Central Park. Before embarking, I was a little dubious thinking there may be a few trees and plants but nothing overly special. I was completely wrong it was done amazingly well with all the plants and tree together with the restaurants and cafes which really did give it a 'Park' feel. Sounds ridiculous but it's true. The promenade was also amazing. We ate at all most of the speciality restaurants and really enjoyed them. Vintages was a fantastic find with a wine list to die for!! I could go on but I think you get the drift. If you want to escape from reality for a few days, this is the ship for you! Have fun!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
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