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If this was removed from all Royal Caribbean ships, I wouldn't mind...


If this was removed from all Royal Caribbean ships, I wouldn't mind...  

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  1. 1. I wouldn't care if this feature was removed from the entire fleet:

    • Specialty dining (nothing added in its place)
      27
    • Wi-Fi
      9
    • Hot tubs
      18
    • Gym and Spa
      39
    • Televisions in state rooms
      15
    • Classes
      45
    • Water activities (slides, flowrider)
      8
    • Adventure Ocean
      22
    • Stage shows
      2
    • Trivia
      15


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I know people go on RCI for different reasons. Just was curious what the least popular amenities and features are.

 

For the specialty dining option, imagine if all the paid options were closed and free spots didn't take their place, just MDR/Sorrento's/windjammer/Cafe promenade/El loco fresh, etc remained.

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I had to think about the classes option.  My first reaction was exercise classes which I don't care about at all.  But then I thought of things like the sushi making class which I've considered before.

So personally, the only thing on this list I could mark was trivia.  I'm not actually in favor of Royal getting rid of it though.

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36 minutes ago, PatsFanBrian said:

Since this is just a poll of our personal preferences/usage, I never use the Gym/Spa (exercise on vacation?) and my kids are adults, so Adventure Ocean doesn't do anything for me.

But if there was no adventure ocean, there'd be more kids running around the various decks. So you indirectly benefit

 

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1 hour ago, smokeybandit said:

But if there was no adventure ocean, there'd be more kids running around the various decks. So you indirectly benefit

 

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came here just to say that!  do NOT take away adventure ocean!!

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Everything listed is liked and used by someone in our group as we usually go with other couples in their 50's with different likes or with our adult kids and  grand kids.  Recently we cruised with about 20 friends and family and I liked that everyone can find something on RCL, unlike some luxury lines where we can only really go with our peers in age and financial situation. What I've never seen anyone in our groups enjoy is the art shows, we've bought art while traveling but not on the ship and I've never actually met anyone who bought it on a cruise.  I'm sure it appeals to some or they wouldn't do it.

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I voted for gym and spa but really it's only the gym part I'd drop. For my first 3/4 cruises, I would take workout wear thinking I'd use the gym....but I never did and those clothes never got worn. But that's just for me and I think there are enough people who still use them to make them worthwhile. Plus, I think the crew also uses the main gym.

 

Honestly, if I got rid of anything it'd be the casino and smoking.....

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17 hours ago, Atlantix2000 said:

I had to think about the classes option.  My first reaction was exercise classes which I don't care about at all.  But then I thought of things like the sushi making class which I've considered before.

So personally, the only thing on this list I could mark was trivia.  I'm not actually in favor of Royal getting rid of it though.

We highly recommend the sushi making class. Fun, informative and a good amount of delicious sushi to eat for the price!

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Even as a non-user of Adventure Ocean it may be the most important feature of Royal Caribbean to me.  It keeps kids so busy and so entertained that they are rarely bored or act out on the ships.  As someone who has never had kids and doesn't particularly enjoy spending time around them, this is such a benefit.  They are happy, I'm happy, parents are happy, everyone benefits!  Without Adventure Ocean I would probably have to cruise an adults-only line.

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when i clicked on this thread, I'd high hope that Smoking in the Casino would be listed, but alas it was not.  That would have been my vote.

Then like @Husky1987 that would have also been an excellent choice.

11 hours ago, Husky1987 said:

If you had listed art auctions as one of the choices, you'd probably have a winner 😉

 

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18 hours ago, endofturn said:

I know people go on RCI for different reasons. Just was curious what the least popular amenities and features are.

 

For the specialty dining option, imagine if all the paid options were closed and free spots didn't take their place, just MDR/Sorrento's/windjammer/Cafe promenade/El loco fresh, etc remained.

Do you realize how crowded those venues will become if you remove the other dining options? It would be a madhouse tying to get something to eat.

The only thing that we can really do without and should be banned for the good of everybody is smoking on board all ships fleet wide. 

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1 hour ago, dwp10mm said:

Get rid of the bionic bar and put a real one in its place.  I would also vote for the art auction and crazy number of watch/jewelry shops on board.  

I second the numerous high-end/brand name stores. I've never seen people in them often and I personally don't look at cruising as an opportunity to buy super expensive jewelry that could get lost or damaged on my trip. And even if I did, I'd just want to use the ports....every port has numerous shops....

I'd love more mid-priced stores or RC branded stores. Like...it's a mall feel in the promenade...give me a shoe store, an electronics store, a cinnabon/auntie annes, heck..I'd even take one of those airport convenience stores...a Hudson News. lol

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1 hour ago, dwp10mm said:

Get rid of the bionic bar and put a real one in its place.  I would also vote for the art auction and crazy number of watch/jewelry shops on board.  

^^^This^^^ I'm a RCCL newbie, but The Bionic Bar looks like a gimmick that I can live without.  I'd rather talk to a person at the bar, get suggestions on something new and the like.  Art Auction is a joke.  

#1 for me would be (as others have stated) - get rid of smoking in the casino.  Or at least limit smoking to late night. No smoking until 10:00 pm, then stay at your own risk.

 

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