This ship is really beautiful compared to other lines we've tried. It is large and has a lot of family amenities; ice rink, inline skating, climbing wall, etc. Our room was spacious with plenty of storage space for our stuff. The staff is excellent and tried very hard to please. The food in the main dinining room was good, not great. The reason for the 3-star rating is due to the low quality of the fancy bar drinks; they were terrible and costly. WE don't mind paying the price if the mixers are good and you can at least taste a little liquor. We eventually gave up ordering the specialty drinks. The other big negative was the embarkation and debarkation process in New Orleans. It is the worst organized and time consuming process of any port we have used. Directions were poor in spots, long waits to check in or get off. The setup is confusing and inefficient. Don't know if this is the cruise line or the port. We may use RC again but definitely will not go through New Orleans again.
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