Bigger is not better
Sail Date: November 01, 2008
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Traveled As: Couple
Room Type: Balcony
Nonetheless, we were not satisfied with the food which was at most meals either less than ordinary or average at best. Unlike other cruise lines, there was not lobster offered (fleet-wide on RCC) and the traditional parade of servers was accomplished without the Baked Alaska. Fish dishes were uniformly tasteless (an opinion shared by everyone at our table of eight); other offerings were spotty. As the cruise progressed, we chose entees that we felt were "safe" rather than opting for more exotic fare. In short, if cruise ship meals are banquet food, then this was like a high school banquet.
People-moving is a challenge on a large ship such as this. We had an hour wait to tender back aboard at Villefranche. Another evening we waited 20 minutes on the bus in order to get in line for another 20 minutes to board the ship. Waits like this were the order of each day.
Our luggage was misplaced upon disembarkation (although it was recovered and caught up with us at our destination.) The promised final, printed bill was never delivered to us and the customer satisfaction survey never arrived either (we wonder if they knew what we would say).
We will cruise again but not with this ship, not with this cruise line.
Pros: Shore Excursions
Cons: Food and crowds