Cannot believe that ONE cabin steward can handle so many cabins in such an efficient manner. He was FANTASTIC. The dining room service was equally great. Never seen such courtesy on any cruise line. FOOD. What can I say other than it was fabulous! The variety, the quality, the presentation, the fact that it arrived in front of you HOT, etc.,etc.. Even the variety in the Windjammer was outstanding.
So what were the cons? DO NOT GET CABINS 8545, 8547, 8045, 8047, 8039 or 8539. The first four listed have a bar storeroom directly above and they are working ALL night dropping heavy boxes and wheeling noisy carts on a tile floor. NO SLEEP! The other two are adjacent to the stairs and if there are teenagers on board, watch out as they love to jump down four or five stairs at a time! Ship was jam packed so there was nothing that could be done. Unfortunately, we did not realize and chose the week before school started so there were 666 kids (that is correct) on board with little to ZERO parental control. All things being considered the staff did a remarkable job. I still rate RCCL as the best cruise line having traveled on them 8 times with Holland America a close second. This was our 18th cruise and three more planned this year.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Anytime dining was just fine. Make an appointment though ahead of time. The Windjammer tends to get a bit crowded but that was because of all the kids on board but the food there, and selection, was just as good as, and sometimes better, than the main restaurant especially at dinner.