MissJ

MissJ
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Hometown: Maryland
Joined: 12/11/2014
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Harmony of the Seas

December 2017 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

Majesty of the Seas

April 2017 - 3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Majesty of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas

November 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Oasis of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas

April 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Liberty of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas

November 2014 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip) Cruise on Adventure of the Seas

So-So Cruise

I will make the best out of any vacation/any cruise as I have been cruising for over 15 yrs.  However I'm not sure if it was just this particular cruise or if the service we are used to receiving on RCCL as a whole is declining.  I have never in my life had a 'mediocre' cruise until this sailing.  Every ATM machine on the ship ran out of money the morning of the second day of sailing.  This being the case, those who needed to withdraw cash during the week had to go to the casino and get an advance on their seapass card, which they charged a fee to do.  No ATM access all week long.

The food presentation was great.  It all 'looked' good.  But taste was something different.  It seemed as though no attempt at all was made to season the food.  On some days, some items were tasty but overall the food was very bland.

For the most part, most of the crew members were excellent.  But this was the first cruise where it seemed as though the exceptional service we are used to getting with RCCL was absent with alot of the crew members.

I doubt we will ever re-visit this ship, esp at this port.  Crowd was very rude and pushy.  However as mentioned above, we made the best of it and had a good time.  I will say that the ports of call that this ship visited were great!  The itinerary is why we chose this particular cruise.  All islands except St. Croix were great!

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Liberty of the Seas

April 2014 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Liberty of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

November 2007 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Freedom of the Seas

Carnival Pride

December 2002 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Pride

Radiance of the Seas

December 2001 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan roundtrip) Cruise on Radiance of the Seas

Norwegian Sky

December 1999 - 7 days on Norwegian Sky

MissJ's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - Cozumel is one of my favorite ports to visit! One of the best things about it is that you don't have to book an excursion to have fun and see & enjoy the beauty of the island. However if you do decide to book an excursion, they have some really great options. The ppl are so nice and welcoming! If you want authentic Mexican food, there is an abundance of restaurant options within walking distance or a short taxi ride away from the pier. Palmeras, La Mission and Mary Juanas (more casual) are my personal favs. Shopping is plentiful! Whether you are looking for clothes, trinkets, souvenirs or liquor. This is my favorite port to shop at. Just a note, if you see a particular item you are interested in buying, check the surrounding stores because Cozumel is one of those places where that item may he one price at one store and $10 cheaper at the spot next door! Plenty of beach options but some are rocky and not as nice so do your research! We booked beach day passes to Playa Mia. The beach was nice but hit a few rocks swimming out to the aqua park. They advertise a swim up bar, but it's not operational and not a real bar, only a small step-down section that's an extension of the main bar. You have to get out of the pool and walk to the bar to get your drinks. I also notice they treat you differently depending on what color armband you have on. I purchased a $30/pp all day beach pass but because I didnt have the all-inclusive beach pass, we were disregarded and treated like we didn't exist. They had waiters, bartenders, etc walking around but they only serviced and checked on the guests with all-inclusive are bands. Guests without had to get up, walk around, find and get everything on their own. I didnt appreciate that esp since I am willing to pay and tip like everyone else. I won't return to Playa Mia but I definitely love and will return to Cozumel!
Castries, St. Lucia - You absolutley have to do a catamaran tour with Mystic Man Tours in St. Lucia. This was the highlight of our entire cruise. The best way to see such a beautiful island!

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