Royal Caribbean went above and beyond to make this a great cruise!
Everything was perfect! The crew was always helpful as you would expect on a RC cruise. BUT.... here's something special:
During the cruise, we took a tour below decks, visiting the Galley. During the tour we met one of the head chefs..he was from the Philippines. My wife and I mentioned a Philippine (Pancit) dish we really enjoy but never have because it is not available in our local restaurants. The Chef made sure that for my wife's birthday she had a special meal. The chef prepared a HUGE and I mean HUGE platter of Pancit and had it delivered to our table. Fresh/hot and absolutely delicious! There was enough to pass the dish to others seated near us so they may share in the experience. Later, the chef had a special birthday cake delivered as well and the entire wait staff sang "Happy Birthday" to my wife.
Royal Caribbean also had a bottle of champagne delivered to our room in celebration of her birthday. Our room attendant also decorated the room with streamers and a "cake" made from specially folded towels.
I could go on and on about the ports of call... but for me it is about the cruise ship experience, not so much the places we visited. For me, the ship is my vacation destination and everyplace else we visited is a bonus.
If you are thinking about taking a cruise... you have to go Royal Caribbean! They are the best in the business.
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Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail on Embarkation day. Then go on up to the WindJammer for a nice lunch. Visit NextCruise early on in the cruise, you can get some sweet deals on your next cruise if you book early.