April 2017 - Western Caribbean Cruise on Empress of the Seas
The ship may be small, but the smiles were HUGE!
Fourth cruise for myself and my SO (second on RCC), but first for our 8yo son. Everyone had a blast. The food in the dining room was great, and Windjammer was generally good if slightly uneven. Son particularly enjoyed the towel (and napkin!) animals and Adventure Ocean. I set up snorkel excursions at Key West and Cozumel through third parties; both turned out terrific. Embark/debark were very smooth, maybe because of the lighter passenger load.
The ship being smaller, there was less variety of such things as dining options, shows/entertainment, pools, etc. So if that stuff is crucial for your cruise enjoyment, you may need to reconsider. But I can say we had a wonderful time.