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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
I was looking forward to a nice elegant ship and this was the wrong choice. The ship was very dated, carpets and chairs worn out. The food was terrible and there was no entertainment. I have been on a lot of cruises and this is the ... Read More
I was looking forward to a nice elegant ship and this was the wrong choice. The ship was very dated, carpets and chairs worn out. The food was terrible and there was no entertainment. I have been on a lot of cruises and this is the worst food I think I was ever served. The crew was not upbeat or friendly. It felt as if they were wanting it over and didn't want to go out of their way to say hello. The entertainment was good but there was not enough of it. Unless you gamble there was nothing to do from 7pm to 10:30 pm. And at 10:30 pm the disco opened. Much too late after a day of sun. The excursion was fun and that was the best part of the trip. I would not recommend this ship to anyone. It needs to be scrapped and refreshed. Which I was told by staff the ship is getting remodeled in April 2018. That would explain a lot. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
We wanted to try the "Biggest Cruise Ship in the World". The dinning room foods were average and the Windjamer buffet was quite good with a large variety The other "Per Pay" eating establishments were quite confusing ... Read More
We wanted to try the "Biggest Cruise Ship in the World". The dinning room foods were average and the Windjamer buffet was quite good with a large variety The other "Per Pay" eating establishments were quite confusing as their menus had no pricing. The bar prices for alcoholic beverages were way out of line considering the "short pours" the bartenders were giving and the fact that you could not find any roving servers on the decks.....only at the bars proper. The serving staff (bartenders) at EVERY bar but two were not friendly at all and would serve you whenever they got around to it. I did not feel that you could connect with any of their staff with the exception of our cabin steward, Betty. On a positive note their shows in the main theatre and the rear pool area were VERY good and well produced. Having now experienced this particular ship I would not return for another cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
The beat so far #20...food was great entertainment was great service was over the top...plus any questions we ask the crew was answer very well.....Thank You for a good Time......we would like to thank ower table waiter and helper Gene ... Read More
The beat so far #20...food was great entertainment was great service was over the top...plus any questions we ask the crew was answer very well.....Thank You for a good Time......we would like to thank ower table waiter and helper Gene and Nives...they were the BEST.....The ride was very smooth we hit some rain and rough weather but the ship handled it very well.....My thanks to the ships Crew......The cabin Was perfect size and entertainment and activities were over the top....took this cruise because it was close to home and easy to get too.........plus saved a lot of money on flying plus the trouble.of.going.to.the airport......also.the time.we picked.was perfect,there.was very few kids on board..Also when.the the ship docked.a lot of people.went.ashore.we had the whole.ship to ourselfs,food,court was empty.the pool.empty..plus it was less noisey.and plenty.of seats to go around.I just want to point out,,being at sea for 3.days made it very hard to find a seat or a chair to seat in the sun... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
The ship has a vibe about it which is happy, alive, vibrant. It’s spotless!! The medical protocols for hygiene are excellent with gel stations at EVERY bar and eating station (and there are many of them). Staff supervision of ... Read More
The ship has a vibe about it which is happy, alive, vibrant. It’s spotless!! The medical protocols for hygiene are excellent with gel stations at EVERY bar and eating station (and there are many of them). Staff supervision of the wash stations at the WindJammer is 24/7 Service is mostly good to great with the occasion fail, probably due to capacity or overcrowding of non booked My time Dining, and folk who overstay meal times in the buffet. Loved the Sorrento Pizza. Gluten Free pizza was one of the best! And the pizza cook was totally involved in the order. Coffee card ... won’t do that again. I’ll simply buy a cappuccino if and when I want one. We did not bet an alcohol package but did get a soda package. Didn’t use it much as the machines were off line the whole Cruise. CRUISE CRITIC ROLL CALL was fun. Don’t miss that! Champaign and sliders provided and a swag of gifts Don’t miss Pixels, or the Theatre Royal. Trivia is a laugh a minute. One disappointment was the LACK OF CRAFT and the colouring for adults was a gossip session, best avoided. Statesroom has more storage than we could use, USB ports. Take euro and USA adaptors. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Too many unsupervised children and fights on the ship. The cruise line did not take control of the out of control passengers until it was too late. Dining rooms could not keep up with the demand which caused either over cooked or cold ... Read More
Too many unsupervised children and fights on the ship. The cruise line did not take control of the out of control passengers until it was too late. Dining rooms could not keep up with the demand which caused either over cooked or cold food. Forget about trying to get a lounge in the solarium. Public bathrooms were gross and dishes and glasses left in hallways and elevators. The shows and comedian were excellent. The bar room staff was great and the choice and quality of the beverages was very good. Thank you to Blaz Potokar for making our dining experience an absolute pleasure. Your attention to detail was outstanding and greatly appreciated. Would also like to thank Dimitar Stojanovski for his assistance. Our stateroom attendant was excellent - Carlos Tannis. Surprisingly embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly regarding the amount of travelers on board but I would not recommend this large of a ship for any seasoned cruiser. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise so we could cover 10 islands in 2 weeks with only one repeat. We enjoyed the ship, the staff were very friendly and the food was good. We ate breakfast and lunch in Windjammer and dinner at the early sitting in the ... Read More
We chose this cruise so we could cover 10 islands in 2 weeks with only one repeat. We enjoyed the ship, the staff were very friendly and the food was good. We ate breakfast and lunch in Windjammer and dinner at the early sitting in the dining room. Great table companions and great service. The staff really work hard to please. The 2 cast productions were well done but a few more familiar songs would have been nice. The headliner performers were all quite good especially the juggler. There was too much repetition on the 2nd cruise with the identical movies shown and even the Love and Marriage game show was won by the same couple answering the same questions 2 weeks in a row! Overall we enjoyed the break from the cold and snowy Canadian winter. We understand there was a Cruise Critic get-together on board which we missed. How do we find out about future gatherings on board when we are cruising. Somebody please let us know. Target 100 Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
We had so much fun in terms of the entertainment and other facilities in the cruise ship. The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The ship was very family friendly. In addition, I really liked the idea of ... Read More
We had so much fun in terms of the entertainment and other facilities in the cruise ship. The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The ship was very family friendly. In addition, I really liked the idea of free of charge of childcare until 10 pm and even the after hours had a very reasonable price until 2 am. Although the group activity centers only had up to 17 years of age, they should have until 20 yrs of age. Suggestions: > Consider putting USB port charging station in every cabin. > Consider taking off Jamaica as one of the port destinations of Oasis of Dreams there was nothing to do around the area and the beaches specifically Montego Bay doesn't look good at all. As well it is not safe to go and tour around. >The group activity centers only had up to 17 years of age, they should have until 20 yrs of age. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
I have traveled with Royal Caribbean several times before and every time I have had the same excellent experience whether it be the staff, the food, or the activities I always am busy and have a wonderful time. It is a very good cruise ... Read More
I have traveled with Royal Caribbean several times before and every time I have had the same excellent experience whether it be the staff, the food, or the activities I always am busy and have a wonderful time. It is a very good cruise line for any size family, because they are really there to look out for you and your little ones no matter how old. I love the food and usually eat 5-6 meals a day stuffing myself each and every time. If you want to eat before dinner you can head to the windjammer and get in a snack before you sit down with excellent and friendly waiters. The ports of call are all set up very well with taxis waiting to take you wherever you want to go. I recommend this cruise and any Royal Caribbean cruise to anyone looking for a great time and friendly people to be around 24/7 (including the other guests aboard :) ). Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
Best Food, Service, onboard entertainment, Kids activity and sports activity. Waiters and food service was great. They also had lot of options for Indian food for Dinner. Manoj head of deck 3 main dining was awesome and also his ... Read More
Best Food, Service, onboard entertainment, Kids activity and sports activity. Waiters and food service was great. They also had lot of options for Indian food for Dinner. Manoj head of deck 3 main dining was awesome and also his waiters are great. Shore excursion in Jamaica iberostar resort all inclusive is bad. We paid 129$ per person but we did not get beach chair and umbrella. Its all occupied by resort guest before we reach the resort. Also they ran out of food in beach. I was excited to taste Jerk chicken in Jamaica but its also gone. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
We did three consectuive sailings I think though because we were in a suite we didn't need to line up embarkation was super smooth Priority access boarding for suites guests, Pinnacles, Diamond Plus, Diamond, Emerald and ... Read More
We did three consectuive sailings I think though because we were in a suite we didn't need to line up embarkation was super smooth Priority access boarding for suites guests, Pinnacles, Diamond Plus, Diamond, Emerald and Platinum. Gold cards holders could eat at the Coastal Kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you wanted to at no extra charge. Silver card holders could use the Coastal Kitchen for evening Meals. This is a brilliant restaurant with waiter service and everything is cooked freshly for you The Windjammer is very busy but had some nice options. We ate at the Hot Pot twice excellent, Jamies Italian three times excellent, Izumi great choices and Wonderland was great. Disembarkation at the ports was great as well with the conceige escorting you off and back onto the ship. The conceige lounge on deck 12 aft was a littele oasis as well as the Spa I beleive if you are not in a suite you would be pushed and shoved quite a bit. We loved the entertainment and found that most of the shows were in English The cruise Director Kris was hysterical and his assistant Bonnie was absolutely great. We booked a local guide in Shangahi with China Tours also in Nagasaki we found this invaluable and they took us to non tourist places as well We went on the bullet train from Yatsushiro to Kumamoto which took 11 mins a great experience. Overall we loved the ship and all the staff everyone seemed very Happy to help Read Less
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