Went for rest and relaxation. Bermuda is not what I'd call a "destination" We arrived around 2/3 and public transportation shut down by 8. Day 2 - Ferries etc do not run until 8 a. Had to be back on ship by 2.Not much time to do or see anything. Bermuda is so small that there was really not much to see.
We enjoyed our cruise with adult children and grandchildren to Bermuda. We were too late booking this cruise to get the staterooms we wanted. The ship is old. There are issues with the air conditioning in the staterooms---either freezing or too warm. The service in the buffet has disappeared. No one is there to serve your drinks or refill your drink needs. I was disappointed in the overall quality of the food on the ship. We ate in the dining room, the Chops Grill and in the Windjammer buffet. The staff are friendly and sincerely want to please you. The grandkids loved the rock climbing wall, shuffleboard, pool and hot tubs. I learned how important it is to book early and get the rooms you need to be truly comfortable!
Yummy food and shows. I would like to see more games and my son missed having a basketball court in the ship. Eating in Restaurant with family together was fun. We had fun dancing with the disco lights in the nightclub. Children enjoyed movie in the open deck. Enjoyed deck party with all together dancing step by step.
Wilson and Dan from Restaurant were very kind and helpful with our food needs as we were vegetarian. Special Thanks to them.
This boat is too old and outdated. It is in bad need of updating and renovation. I have never seen a more tiny shower and I have been on many other cruises. The pillows on my bed were thin and hard and needed to be thrown away and replaced years ago. The food in the main dining room has gone way downhill. Probably because they are too interested in pushing the other restaurants where there is a $$ upcharge to go. I wouldn't recommend this ship
The cruise was wonderful. My favorite part of the cruise was the ease of checking in and checking out when the cruise began and ended. I did not particularly care for the reserved seating for suite members in the Palladium, there are never many seats available and it's open to general seating. Royal Caribbean should remove that as a "perk/benefit" of having a grand suite or above. Overall, the cruise was great and we booked a 9 night while on board.
Loved the ports of call! It would be hard to pick a favorite. Cruise staff in the dining room and our cabin attendant were great. The dealers (with the exception of Julien) were surly at best and rude on occasion. Got very tired of having the specialty restaurants pushed all the time. And WiFi. And drink packages. And photos. And anything else RCI can think of to get more money. Not an all-inclusive vacation anymore.
the best part of this cruise was Canada and the entertainment. Every night the entertainment was very enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The excursions in Boston and Portland were not very good. We did the freedom walking tour in Boston, most of the time we couldn't hear our guide and he gave wrong historical facts quite a few times. We got off the ship in Portland and had to be back on about 3:30.... It was Sunday and hardly anything opened i.e.; museum, Longfellow house or Victorian house till 11:00, 12:00 or 1:00. We ended up having an early lunch, waiting for things to open then only having time to do one thing. We also had 4 separate plumbing problems which we handled quickly. I bought the soda package and it stopped working 2 days before the end of our trip. I tried to refill and the machine would say, no more refills available . It wasn't real convenient either.
I loved the service. The dining room and the room attendants were wonderful. The RC singer dancers are very talented, but wow. I don't know who directed them but, the direction in the productions was really weak. I wish there were a hop on, hop off bus in Boston. The only other point would have been to have more TVs covering the Olympics. RC might lack a little flexibility in taking advantage of World Wide events such as the Olympics.
I would not recommend this ship to adults without children. I am a grandmother of 10, and a retired preschool teacher, so I adore children but I have never been ona cruise with so many children who where let run unattended, push adults in food lines, who where let take over pool and hot tubs, EVER!
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