Make reservations for activities early to get the time you want. Book online for all the events you can. Makes for a smooth process.
To many people....to little staff.....and way to many lines. I don't want to pay $5,000 for a vacation and wait in lines. We slept a lot to stay away from all the crap we were putting up with. You couldn't even get a pitcher of ice water delivered to the room. Never again.
My recommendation is to avoid this ship, but if you decide to go, make your reservations for everything as soon as you make your booking. Plan on eating in the specialty restaurants . Their food is a bit better . It will be a while before I spend my money on a royal Caribbean ship again.
Make reservations for dining and entertainment well in advance (at least 3 weeks). Avoid Deck 6 balconies. Royal Theater is lovely, but there are poles in rear and many seats in the side part of the balcony have obstructed views, so arrive early (at least 15 minutes) to avoid those seats.
Stick to the traditional RCI ships
Prepare for your exit bill to be large due to the upcharges required (drinks from Robot Bartenders are extra, as is Sushi, and Johnny Rockets). Internet is not free as they claim in their documents (costs up to $300 for the week). Solarium is wonderful and peaceful in the am and after dark.
The inside cabins with the video balconies are great. Rooms really well laid out and thought about. One of the best we have had.
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