April 2017 - Western Caribbean Cruise on Empress of the Seas
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.