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The cruise was amazing, the staff even better, the countries we visited breathtaking, the booking process faultless from Iglu. Highly recommend it to all.
Great ship for us, just the right size; Junior Suite was perfect.
We loved Royal Caribbean and will definitely sail with them again.
Was great cruise. Only first one so no comparison but impressed with most things. The staff were amazing and entertainment great.
Fantastic itinerary, great weather, amazing service from staff. Older ship, so a little outdated but bigger than our previous cruise. Lots to do on board and did lots of excursions.
Good, efficient service from Iglu. Well organised and detailed arrangements with queries answered promptly. The ship itself was good, if a little busy. Our only real issue related to the cost of beverages on board - drinks are astronomically expensive; leading us to consider whether we'd book with RC again.
Cruise was fab!
Once again Royal Caribbean through Iglu turns up trumps. The whole process was like clockwork and the new process of checking in through the Royal app makes the procedure at the port effortless. Once again we were on board by 11.30am, 'it must be time for lunch'.
In general the cruise was good value for money. However... Royal Caribbean could be more considerate to passengers and their wallets! For example the “recommended“ rates for gratuity payments to the housekeeping and dining room staff were exhorbitant. Also the few shops were very limited and the merchandise was expensive high-end luxury goods. Drinks also were very expensive. If you were not a sunbather there was little to do on board during sea days; the “library“ was little more than a collection of half empty shelves offering rather tatty volumes, mainly fiction novels perhaps donated by previous guests. A maximum of three or four jigsaw puzzles were available and only one had a full complement of pieces! The same puzzles were worked on repeatedly by guests who could have been offered a larger selection. The food was very nice and exceptionally plentiful, although a higher level of cuisine was available at extra cost, of course! The main dining room meals were excellent and the waiters very attentive and friendly, always with a ready smile. Our stateroom, interior, was extremely small and the wardrobe space very limited given that we had brought clothes for three formal nights and other smart casual outfits over a 14 day period plus there was no Launderette or self ironing facility provided. A next day laundry service was available at considerable extra cost. The beds were very comfortable and the room was very quiet and we slept really well. Our cabin housekeeping chap was very hardworking, friendly and helpful. The staff were all very friendly, courteous in the extreme from the captain through to the ship’s crew, housekeeping and dining room staff. Hand washing Hygiene levels were also extremely high which was good to see. The theatre shows were good in the main, comedians were very good, especially on the last night. Would we travel with Royal Caribbean again? Probably not, (unless we had a very good deal)!