I always hear that Royal Caribbean is so much better than Carnival. I did not find this to be so.
Food: A few nights the menus in the main dining room were so uninspired that we went upstairs to the Windjammer. I have never been on a cruise where I had to do this.
Entertainment: Pretty good. The comedians were good and so were the production shows. However, one night they actually just showed a movie. While at sea, it was mostly trivia with a few other activities sprinkled in. It was the usual cruise faire. The passengers were mostly older, so there were limited opportunities for late night dancing and hanging out.
Service: Very good.
Ports: Also, very good
Other: I did not appreciate being "attacked" several times, even before I got on the boat to purchase stuff-- drink packages and costly restaurants. It was also a bit chaotic getting off the boat.
Overall, it was a pretty good experience. I was looking to simply get away and relax and I was certainly able to do that.
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