This ship is elegance at its finest. They have taken care of every detail so we had a fabulous vacation. The food was wonderful. The activities on the ship for all ages. Every minute of the day was planned to perfection. We truly felt like we were royalty on the ship. Entertainment was first class and the Cruise Director Graham Seymour was amazingly funny and made the experience memorable. We stayed on the 7th deck in inside staterooms. Our family of 4 had 2 rooms. That gave us two bathrooms and lots of room. It costs less than if we had stayed on 1 room. Dining room is first class with great variety and themes each day. It is a 3 level dining hall. Upstairs on the 11th floor is the Jade and Windjammer buffet. Its open longer and is a must. We ate there 2 times. Also, Chops is a fine dining steak restaurant. Book your reservation the first day you are there because it will fill up. I strongly recommend the 6pm time in the dining hall. It frees up your evening to take in shows and other activities. Also, we had our 10 & 14 year olds and its tough to wait until 8:30pm to eat. There is an Italian location as well that we did not eat in. The Caf on the Promenade deck (5) is open 24/7 and has great food for late night snacks. We missed the 2 midnight buffets as we were sleeping. They have a library to check out books, and internet caf to access email and surf the web, mall shopping stores with better prices than you get at home. Dont bring your own alcohol, you can buy it by the bottle less on the ship than you can at home. A surprise was with over 3500 on the ship there wasnt one time in 8 days that we ever saw more than 250 people at one place and that was in the Theater for an evening Broadway show. It was like we were on a huge cruise ship with a couple of hundred people. There were no lines, no waiting and instant service. Kids loved their own areas: arcade game room, two locations for teenagers only with TVs, music, dining, internet and no adults. Rock climbing, miniature golf, basketball, ping pong and lots of other activities kept the kids busy. Too many lounges to mention. Casino is complete and very stylish. Movies are available on your TV and in a Theater on board. We did excursions everyday in each port. Highly recommended. Would cruise again with RCI and on this ship. Never felt like I was on a shipfelt like I was walking in a Mall in Orlando.
Best Vacation of our life!
Sail Date: March 01, 2006
Traveled As: Family w/older children
Pros: The ship treated my family of 4 like royalty
Cons: not enough time in day to do all activities.