I really try to be a positive person, and overall I enjoyed the cruise - but I think it's because of the ports more than anything. I saw a dramatic slip in the general interactions of the crew with guests and the food (not just for gluten-free needs but in general) on Royal Caribbean since I last cruised them on Brilliance of the Seas 2 years ago.
Back to Disney Cruise Line in the future for me.
5 out of 5
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
I feel like the options for gluten-free people have gone WAY down on RCCL in the past 2 years. It took me filling out the mid-cruise food survey stating that for the head server to really get involved in the process and say I could ask for what I wanted and they would see if they could make it. If you're not comfortable with gluten-free offerings in the non-gluten-free "corner" (really only one side) on the buffet, I hope you like curry...
3 out of 5
I don't do casinos (and the fact that smoking is allowed in any of it is disgusting - the stench permeates throughout and even away from the casino) or bingo or silly crap. Give me a deck chair on the cancer-free side of Deck 5 (and good luck with that since they almost always wash or work on stuff on the non-smoking side on sea days) and I'm happy.
2 out of 5
Service and Staff
4 out of 5
They were fine overall...but I saw a distinct difference in their interactions with me - who was wearing a Disney Cruise lanyard - and others who were not. That should not happen.
Watch the taxi pimps on debarkation. They will lie and tell you that it is 3 or 4 trains to get to FCO and will take you 4 hours on a Sunday. There is one chance of train, and unless there is a strike (in which case the trains will not be running) it will take about 90 minutes.
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