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Not all cruise lines are created equal... or cruisers for that matter. So.... a question to the RCI "aficionados"... What's your FAVORITE thing about RCI?

---- and what's your least favorite thing about RCI?


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My favorite thing about RCI is they style of their ships. Not too gaudy but just right!
To this date I have never been on one of their ship (and I have sailed with them 8 times) where I was not treated well.

My least favorite thing about RCI is their live productions. I find the singers and dancers to be mediocre..not very talented. The floor shows tend to be bland and stuck in the past, i.e. Beatles hits, Big Band productions. I hate these type of productions. Give it a rest. I am tired of being invited to relive the history of the Beatles. Everytime I have been on one of their ships the manage to rehash the BEATLES. Don't get me wrong....the Beatles were a great group...but enough already.
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Fav= ships of glass

Least=Dining room food
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Favorites: the styling of the ships, There is water in the pool when you get on board, the pool areas!!!!!!!!!! The people onboard that I party with are always fun!

Least Favorites: They make you get off the ship at the end of the cruise! That is all I can think of.

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Favorite: The simple elegance of every part of the ship and the crew

Least: The got rid of my favorite dinner on carribean night, the chicken with the bananas in the middle with the coconut breading, sounds strange but it was wonderful

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I've been on five cruises with RCCL, from the Song of Norway as a lucky teenager to Serenade of the Seas as a lucky married man. I have always been impressed with the sincerity of the staff and crew. They're not happy if we're not happy. No phoniness, and I'm not easy to fool. The people enjoy what they do, and it shows in the product. Also, the ships are the most beautiful on the sea today, in my opinion.
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Something tells me that Dave the Wave would have a great time in a turkish prison. If all the people in the world were as "happy" as he is the world would be a much better place to live. Of course, even a bad day on a cruise (which I personally have never had) is better than a good day at work. Unfortunately I have to work to support my cruise addiction. I have sailed on RCI 3 times and agree that the service is above average but the entertainment needs improvement. But really what can they do. The ice shows are really good and I hear the "Quest" is hilarious. Unfortunately I missed it. Maybe next time.
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The ships have personality; service is good; food good
Entertainment needs improvement although the ice show on Mariner was fantastic.

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Old February 24th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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My experience on Royal Caribbean has been two Voyager class ships, Explorer(western) and Adventure (southern). I found these ships to be the most amazing things afloat. The itineraries were excellent, food, staff, activities supurb. All my favorites! Want to try a Vision class ship but haven't as yet.

No complaints about these past cruise, these were the two best I have experienced.
Two things for future cruising bother me, though. Prices have jumped so much, they may price some people out of being able to go. Also, why have they started to charge for Johnny Rockets? That was the highlight of my grandson's dining experience(sad, but true!) I know it's "only" $3.95 surcharge but that could add up for a young family.Seems kind of petty to charge for a hamburger when you can get steak in the dining room free. Kind of like Princess charging for ice cream. Just my opinion.
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Somewhere on this mb it was said that Johnny Rockets started charging a fee to deter teens from using it as a hangout. There's likely some truth to that, and I appreciate the gesture, but I personally think it's a money maker like everything else. And, I'm sure there's overhead for having a national chain onboard. But anyway I find the whole teen thing an interesting point.
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Thank you, Cathy. I take that as a compliment. I do always manage to have a good time but I do not know about the Turkish prison.

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The best: Ships are so great with brass & glass & the centrum----definitely a top point along with the fun group of people we always meet on board....and the well-organized excursions A bit more relaxed than Celeb whihc we also like.

worst: pedestrian food & dining service, uncomfortable pool lounge chairs and mediocre shows But a day at sea beats work!
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Favorite things: Almost everything, especially the balcony.

Least Favorite: I wish they had a laundromat like Princess. On Princess I bring 1/2 the clothes and do a laundry mid-week.
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So far, Royal Caribbean is my favorite cruiseline. I love the decor of the ship, and also the way the cabins are layed out. Food is always pretty good and great entertainment most of the time. I just get a good feeling when we cruise RCL, they seem to be a good fit for what we are looking for in a cruise.

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I'd echo the comments about the ships' decor and especially the attitude of the service people...I've yet to encounter a surly waiter or steward.
My least favorite thing is debarkation!

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I like the ships decor , the friendly staff , the shows, the itineraries,excursions and food. Frankly there isn't anything I do not like. RCI works for us.

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We liked IT ALL!!!!! Nothing bad.

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Hi Kuki,
Favorite ting-Getting on the ship

Least favorite thing-getting off the ship.

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Best thing: Voyager Class ships, excellence and courtesy of staff, awesome cruise directors.

Worst: Freaking Seattles Best Coffee. Best my arse. (that's my only complaint though, I love RCCL!!)

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My favorite has to be the Adventure Ocean program. I think it is among the best kids programs onboard out there- if not the best. I have only been on voyager class and love all the things to do on them: rock wall, ice skating, etc...

My least favorite has to be disembarking the ship.

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Breakfast on the balcony in a RC robe, the people we meet, the way the ship rocks you to sleep, we are RC virgins, never been anywhere else, never felt the need to!

The worst part in the night before, when reality sets in....packing.
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Best - Style of the ships...glass, atriums, just plain beautiful ships. The
service. We always have a great time. The kids club, also was wonderful
for our granddaughter.

Worst - wish some of the food was better (more like Celebrity) Also the
constant "marketing" selling of services, items, etc.

Tho, that doesn't spoil it for us..just try to ignore it.

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Just returned (3/5) form Southern Carib aboard Seranade.
BEST= coutesy/sincerity/friendliness of staff
Worst= noting really bad (although Cruise Director was more like a cheerleader....constantly asking us to applaud everytihng HE arranged for us.....it got a little old.)

On balance....RC is tops
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Hey Dave, I meant that as a compliment. Have a great next cruise and try not to drink to much. hahahahaha
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Oh Yeah, I forgot, the Enchantment is still my favorite ship. I have been on Sovereign, Enchantment and Navigator. Also Horizon on Celebrity. I can't really explain it but I just love the Enchantment. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we had a balcony room. Who knows.......
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OK Cathy, My fave is the Enchantment too. Can't wait to go again in November.



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