After cruising on 5 different ships, all with passenger counts above 2,000, this was by far the biggest ship I have been on. Even though this is the largest cruise ship afloat, it was easy to learn your way around the ship. We were easily able to get to the various places around the ship with little effort. Lifts were usually readily available with little wait time. The ship was impeccably decorated. The use of wood in the various rooms made them very warm and comforting. The food was good but not great. We had a few very good meals and others were just OK. The main dining room at three stories high was quite a sight. We had the the best waiter and assistant waiter we ever had on a ship. The shows were top notch. We even had The Coasters one night. A couple of good comedians and the Royal Caribbean dancers and singers were excellent. The ice show is a must. Hard to believe they can do so much on such a small piece of ice. Embarkation was a little longer than in the past but expected with the new security procedures. Debarkation again was longer than in the past but customs is more strict than in the past and expected. They had a rock and roll 50's 60's night that was great. the ice rink is turned into a dnace floor and a band palys rock and roll while everyone gets out and dances on the large dance floor. The Jazz club is a good place to get away for relaxing music and a nice drink. Usually not crowded. They have a couple of late night parades down the promenade. Mardi Gras style and worth the watch. We had a room overlooking the promenade and really didn't notice any noise coming from that area, although we usually stayed up until midnight or 1:00. All and all it was a great looking ship with the feel of a much smaller ship. The food was good not great and the service was always top notch. Write with any questions: NUMBERZ10@aol.comJohn B...
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