This was the first time that we took a cruise, so I was not sure what to expect. Now I can say that it was an excellent trip. My wife and I enjoyed very much and we will plan in the future to do it again.
Our family of 14, with ages ranging from 78 to 8 gathered onboard for pre-Christmas festivities. This particularly is my third cruise on RC and realized on this trip, that all their ships are exactly the same. Same layout, same food, same restaurants, same entertainment & games, etc. So while it was enticing for my first 2 cruises, it's getting repeatative. Our eldest family member, whom is a Diamond guest on RC, has set sail many of times & found a huge decline in the service & dining experience. Without any other cruiseline experience, I would recommend RC (any ship) but I am personally ready for a different itinerary next go around.
I remember why I don't like cruises - you need to pay for EVERYTHING! I was lucky to find water out of a tap; bottled water was $3.50 each. A bottle of beer is $7. Mixed drink is $10. Food needed some warmth and flavor.
Grèat is the word! absolutely wonderful and the Captain of the ship was in the Windjammer around 7 am every morning getting Breakfast not only was he pleasant and always said good morning every day he was being just one of the crew my hat is off to him.
We love cruising and have cruised RCCI before - this one was not up to RCCI standards in our opinion. We traveled with some friends - this was their 2nd cruise - the other one was NCL. Overall, the NCL experience for them was a better experience and I would have to agree.
This is my 3rd cruise. Navigator was the first ship I sailed on and now the 3rd. My husband and I had a wonderful time staying active and relaxing by the pool. We maintained a nice balance and overall enjoyed our trip.
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