First time on RCCL
I was expecting more on Royal Caribbean. Been on several Carnival and Norwegian cruises and decided to try Royal. We paid more for less in my opinion. Not even a courtesy bottle of water in my cabin or a pen to fill out room service menu! They won’t provide them anymore according to staff. The staff was truly great, all were friendly and accommodating, wanting to make sure we were taken care of and happy. Activities on the ship were very limited compared to other cruise lines. disappointed and will stick with Carnival and Norwegian.
Great ports, lousy ship
Definitely disappointed in this ship. If this is a European design, keep the ship in Europe! Layout in the room was unappealing, couldn’t walk around the ship at night and the overall layout of the ship was difficult.
Breakaway to Bermuda
The ease of embarkation and disembarking made this trip a breeze. We had a wonderful time on sea days and our time in Bermuda was perfect. our room steward Rene was so attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend this cruise. We sailed on 9/11/16 and had a moment of silence passing by the Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Very emotional for all.
Great ship! We had a great time in the ports but Curaçao could have been shorter and Aruba longer. Our steward George and his associates were so wonderful and friendly. They took good care of our rooms. The food was great in all venues. Entertainment was good and we never felt crowded wherever we went. Only negative was picking up our alcohol purchases, Carnival has apparently changed their policy of delivering bottles you purchase through their store the night before to having to pick it up the morning you disembark. The lines were long, two people packed them while you waited and they didn't pack the correct order when my husband came back with it after waiting for almost an hour. He didn't check it thinking they got it correct, and we had to go back to get the one they didn't pack. If you aren't carrying off your luggage then you have to pack the alcohol in your suitcase when you get it in the terminal or airport as you can't carry it on. Only issue we had, and the cruise was awesome overall!
We had a wonderful time on the Getaway! The staff, the food, the shows and the overall experience was great. We had a really lousy experience on the Carnival Conquest this past April and were little nervous about another cruise but we had so much fun on and off the ship. Tortola was a port in progress so it's hard to say if it will be a good place to visit, St. Thomas was fun, just walking around the area. We book our excursion for the Bahamas for my husband's birthday but Hurricane Joaquin had other plans for us. Only down side was the pushiness to buy products at the spa. Didn't like that at all! Won't go to the spa again.