A repositioning cruise L.A., via San Francisco, Victoria B.C., ending in Vancouver. 22-28 May 2005. This ship needs a major overhaul, it is 8 or 9 years old and is shop worn. Asked for early seating, got late seating. Took all our meals in the Winjammer Cafe, the food was good but not up to the standards of our last cruise with RCI on the Jewell in September 2004.
Service was well below RCI standards, no brochures were available for future cruises (The lady said they were locked in a room and she did not have a key that worked - Wow!, she advised to use the RCI site on the internet, tried for the last three days of the cruise, it was always down. The Internet Cafe does not access AOL, so if you plan on using email, to stay in touch, take another ship.
The saving grace for this cruise were the Weather and the ports we visited, absolutely Outstanding!!!! RCI is still our favorite line but we will be careful to research the next ship unless we go on the Freedom of the Seas next year.